How Many Days Do You Need In Ischia?

Of all of the islands off the coast of Italy, Ischia is one of the best. It’s an island full of sunshine, gorgeous beaches, and some of the best scenery in Italy. But for a relatively small island, how many days do you need in Ischia?

Ischia, Italy

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Two days is the perfect amount of time to spend in Ischia. This will give you enough time to explore the island and its various towns and beaches. With two days, you won’t be rushed and will be able to fully experience the best of Ischia. 

White church in the town of Forio

One of the best things about Ischia is that it’s not a very big island and is serviced by a bus system that can take you to many of the best places on the island. 

This means that you’ll be able to experience the island by doing a lot of walking once you reach the area you want to explore.

Our family took the bus on our trip to Ischia and it was easy to use. People were quite helpful with assisting us to get to where we needed to go.

With so many beaches and thermal spas, having two days will allow you time to truly relax and check out more than one beach or spa and still have time to check out landmarks like the Aragonese Castle and some of the villages.


In two days you can cover a lot of ground and see a lot of Ischia. You can use the bus to reach most of these locations:

Day One

Sant’Angelo – possibly the most charming town on the island and it’s pedestrian-only

Maronti Beach – possibly the best beach on the island, easily accessible from Sant’Angelo

Aragonese Castle – this castle contains centuries of history and some of the best views of Ischia

Ischia Porto – this bustling port town is a great place to shop

Day Two

Forio – the historic center is captivating with its narrow streets and architecture

Citara Beach – this is not only a beach but contains natural thermal springs along the shore

Poseidon Thermal Gardens – this spa is great for the family and provides a variety of wellness

Giardini La Mortella – a botanical garden located on a hill of the Bay of Forio


While two days is a good amount of time to spend on Ischia, if you have more time to enjoy the island, by all means, take it.

Sant'Angelo on Ischia, Italy

This is the perfect place for an extended multi-day relaxation visit. Take the extra time to linger and fully experience the towns of the island and take a couple of beach and spa days, I’m sure you won’t regret it.

Also, Procida is nearby so it would be a great idea to take a day trip and see what that island of Procida has to offer.


A day trip to Ischia is doable. You won’t be able to go at such a leisurely pace as with a two-day itinerary but you can have a great time. But if you’re short on time, you must visit the village of Sant’Angelo, it’s probably the most popular spot on the island and we found the views to be just captivating.

It was our favorite spot in Ischia. It’s also where you’ll find the most popular beach in Ischia, Maronti Beach. The beach is just a short boat ride away from the village.

You can also add a short visit to Forio including a stop in the historic center of the town to admire the narrow alleyways and architecture.

Aragonese Castle and Ischia Porto make great stops as well as they are close together and Ischia Porto has one of the major ports for ferries to make their way between Naples and Ischia.

Aragonese Castle in Ischia, Italy


With so many beaches and thermal spas, Ischia is a great place to visit for relaxation and a one-day trip requires that you’re constantly on the go. When you stay for two days you’ll be able to spend more time at each spot and leisurely enjoy each location. 

There are so many beautiful views on the island in the various villages which you’ll want to take your time strolling through and exploring. 


Ischia, Italy

The amount of time that you stay in Ischia depends on your schedule, but if possible, plan for two full days to enjoy the island. Often it’s a day trip from Naples, but Ischia deserves a full spot on your itinerary. If you’re able to stay for at least two days, check out our detailed itinerary for a family trip to Ischia. Also, be sure that you have everything that you need for your trip and check out our packing list for a family trip to Ischia as well as our guide on what to know before your trip. Safe travels!


  • Jeremiah Pittmon

    Jeremiah Pittmon is a published travel writer and photographer from Cleveland, Ohio. Passionate about exploring the world with his family, he finds inspiration in all types of travel. Through his blog,, and social media channels, he shares captivating experiences and valuable tips for families who love to travel.

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