11 days in Southern Italy & Italian Alps Itinerary

11 days in Southern Italy & Italian Alps Itinerary

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11 days in Southern Italy & Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Train:  16​h 45​min
1
Naples
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Matera
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Fly + Shuttle + Train:  6​h 15​min
3
Trento
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  18​h
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Ravello (Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, Duomo di Ravello, & more), Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings, Cloister del Paradiso, & more) and Positano (Fornillo & Il Sentiero Degli Dei). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naples day trip app .

Los Angeles, USA to Naples is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Naples. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

1
night
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo, see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Matera online trip planner .

Drive from Naples to Matera in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Naples in June since evenings lows in Matera dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Trento.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo

4
nights
Trento

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Get out of town with these interesting Trento side-trips: La Terrazza delle Dolomiti (in Canazei), Merano (Tappeiner Promenade & I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff) and Selva di Val Gardena (Val Gardena & Sella Pass). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno, and hit the slopes at Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Trento trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Matera to Trento takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In June in Trento, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Trento

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Selva di Val Gardena, Merano, Lago di Tenno, La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal
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La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena

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