11 days in Basilicata Itinerary

11 days in Basilicata Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basilicata visit planner

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Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Drive to Potenza
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Potenza
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maratea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 4 nights
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Potenza

— 4 nights
Potenza is a city and comune in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata (former Lucania).Capital of the Province of Potenza and the Basilicata region, the city is the highest regional capital and one of the highest provincial capitals in Italy, overlooking the valley of the Basento river in the Apennine Mountains of Lucania, east of Salerno. Get out of town with these interesting Potenza side-trips: Melfi (Museo Diocesano E Palazzo Vescovile, Melfi Castle, &more), Castello Di Lagopesole (in Lagopesole) and Rionero in Vulture (Cantine del Notaio & Monticchio lago piccolo). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Palazzo Loffredo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, take in the awesome beauty at Le Dolomiti Lucane, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Francesco.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Potenza trip planner.

London, UK to Potenza is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Maratea.

Things to do in Potenza

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Maratea

— 2 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a memorable drive along Acquafredda, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna del Perpetuo Soccorso, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rivello - Convento di S. Antonio da Padova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Nera - Cala Jannita, stop by Antica Casa del Tessuto, Cav. Francesco Brando, then explore the activities along Lago Sirino, and finally examine the collection at Il Micromondo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Maratea road trip planning app.

You can drive from Potenza to Maratea in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Maratea

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matera

— 4 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.
Matera is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Matera trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Maratea to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Basilicata travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Basilicata, the most mountainous region in the south of Italy, boasts two separate coastlines and numerous places to visit, including secluded beaches and medieval hilltop towns. Over the centuries, the Greeks, French, Spanish, and Arabs invaded Basilicata. Each of these cultures left a deep mark on the area's culture and traditions, most visible in the region's Byzantine rock churches and fortified towns--as well as the numerous festivals throughout the year. Basilicata is known for combining a few local ingredients into delicate dishes. Make sure your itinerary includes exploring the region's small towns, where locals create several types of wheat pasta and offer a wide range of vegetable specialties.