Naples, Italy in 3 Days

Posted June 21, 2023 in Itinerary Of The Week - Last updated November 9, 2023


Naples is one of Italy’s oldest cities with breathtaking beauty and iconic history, from the charming streets filled with ancient artifacts to the pristine sandy beaches. The city was founded by Ancient Romans over 2,500 years ago and offers glimpses of its mythical past through its unique monuments, architecture, culture, food scenes, and more. Let us take you on an exciting journey as we explore together everything there is to know about this captivating ancient Roman city. Let’s explore how much we can see of Naples in 3 days.

Exploring Naples

Start your first day of the itinerary with a visit to the incredible Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Stroll around this magnificent museum and explore its breathtaking collections of intricately crafted mosaics, ancient mummies from Egypt, Greek sculptures, and Roman artifacts. After this, check out UNESCO World Heritage Site Centro Storico, where centuries’ worth of stories await their next chapter. There’s something special here – marvel at the grandeur of Palazzo Reale or be transported by religious artworks found in churches like San Lorenzo, Santa Chiara & Gesù Nuovo.

Get ready to explore Naples up a notch with day two’s itinerary. Start by visiting the Grand Royal Palace. You can explore military trophies from centuries past and marvel at historical, allegorical bas-reliefs adorning its walls. Afterward, ensure not to miss what is arguably one of Italy’s most remarkable monasteries, Certosa e Museo di San Martino – featuring artworks created by well-known masters in their field. Finally, finish things off on an even more awe-inspiring note: step into the stunning Cappella Sansevero Chapel Museum, home to beautiful statues, including Giuseppe de Ribera’s masterpiece, “The Veiled Christ.”

Begin your 3rd day of adventure in Naples with a captivating journey back to antiquity. First, climb Mount Vesuvius, an iconic active volcano on Europe’s mainland that offers mesmerizing views from the summit. Then, delve even further into ages past and explore Pompeii – a UNESCO World Heritage City for its remarkable archaeological remains preserved since 79 A.D. 

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Ignite your inner adventurer and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Naples! With an estimated budget of $550-$600, you can embark on a journey back to Ancient Rome. Explore beautiful architecture while feasting delicious Italian dishes and marvel at centuries-old artwork expressing Italy’s immense history. Check out our other itineraries to chain to your plans here, and consider trying our itinerary generator.

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