My husband and I are on the Venice Florence Rome 10 day Rick Steves tour...very pumped!! We have extra days after the tour before we fly out of Rome. We're early 50s, in good shape, organized and love history (more so than art). Having said that, I'm wondering if the following is advisable:
Post tour day 1 - leave Rome in early a.m., travel by train to Paestum. Walk from station to Paestum (no problem) tour 3-4 hours. Travel to Salerno? Amalfi? and spend night. Would love suggestions for hotel.
Post tour day 2 - up early, travel Amalfi Coast by bus. We're there in mid to late October, so no ferry? Visit towns as bus schedule allows and wind up in Pompeii. Expore and spend the night. Hotel Diana?
Post tour day 3 - finish Pompeii, travel to Naples and see the Museum and then on to Rome to spend night. We would be OK if this was it for Naples.
Post tour day 4 - 10am flight out of FCO to JFK.
Your feedback and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.