10 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

10 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy trip itinerary planner

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Drive
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Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
Train
2
Maratea
— 1 night
Drive
3
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
4
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
5
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Naples
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Naples
— 2 nights
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Reggio Calabria

— 1 night
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata, appreciate the history behind Monumento Dea Athena, view the masterpieces at Opere di Rabarama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Ottimati, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Della Cultura Pasquino Crupi.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Reggio Calabria online holiday builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 64-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in April, expect Reggio Calabria to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Maratea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Maratea

— 1 night
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. On the 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Rena d'u Nastru Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia D'i Vranne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Nera - Cala Jannita, then step off the mainland to explore Island Dino, then make a trip to Santuario Diocesano Madonna della Grotta, and finally kick back and relax at A' Gnola.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Maratea trip planner.

Traveling by train from Reggio Calabria to Maratea takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Matera

— 2 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
On the 7th (Tue), get insight into ancient worlds with Archeoart, see the interesting displays at MUDIMA - Museo Diocesano Matronei Altamura, see the interesting displays at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, then walk around Parco della Murgia Materana, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Vittorio Veneto, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa grotta del Casalnuovo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Polittico Di Cima Da Conegliano, explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then make a trip to Casa Noha, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Matera trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maratea to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 1 night
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 9th (Thu), Head underground at Blue Grotto, browse the exhibits of Villa San Michele, explore the ancient world of Villa Jovis, then appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach, and finally explore the activities along Marina Piccola.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Capri trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Matera to Capri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Matera in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Capri, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 1 night
On the 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, have some family-friendly fun at Ischia Paintball, examine the collection at Casa Museo, then steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), then don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria al Monte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Forio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Reggia di Caserta, take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, then contemplate the long history of Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Naples road trip planning app.

Getting from Forio to Naples by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips