10 days in Rome, Puglia & Southern Italy Itinerary

10 days in Rome, Puglia & Southern Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 2 nights
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Ostuni
— 2 nights
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Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Rome journey builder app.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ostuni.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ostuni

— 2 nights
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Change things up with these side-trips from Ostuni: Speed Boats Tours (in Polignano a Mare), I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello) and Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Masseria Brancati, make a trip to Infopoint - Association Il Borgo Ostuni, take an in-depth tour of Museo Diocesano di Ostuni, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ostuni.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ostuni day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Ostuni takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Ostuni dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Ostuni

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Amalfi

— 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, and then get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, awaken your taste buds at Amalfi Coast Drive, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi itinerary site.

You can drive from Ostuni to Amalfi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, kick back and relax at Fornillo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Grande and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amalfi in May since evenings lows in Sorrento dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Puglia travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.