11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy trip planner

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Fly to Catania, Bus to Messina Marittima, Ferry to Reggio Calabria
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Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
Train
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Maratea
— 1 night
Drive
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Palinuro
— 1 night
Drive
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Matera
— 2 nights
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Drive to Naples, Ferry to Ischia, Drive to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Naples
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Naples
— 4 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 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Maria S.S Immacolata di Scilla e Favazzina, explore the historical opulence of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario dell'Eremo - "Santuario Madonna della Consolazione", then explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Reggio Calabria day trip site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Reggio Calabria due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jerusalem in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Reggio Calabria: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Maratea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Maratea

— 1 night
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. On the 19th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, stroll through La Secca, and then pause for some photo ops at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Maratea trip planner.

You can take a train from Reggio Calabria to Maratea in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Palinuro

— 1 night
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. On the 20th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Calanca Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro, and then kick back and relax at Baia del Buon Dormire.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Palinuro route planning tool.

Drive from Maratea to Palinuro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, steep yourself in history at Cripta del Peccato Originale, stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, then don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, and finally explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera, make a trip to Casa Noha, examine the collection at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, then see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, and finally see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Matera online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palinuro to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Matera are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini Ravino, contemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Citara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Forio trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Matera to Forio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Matera in May since evenings lows in Forio dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Naples

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore and learn at Villa San Michele and LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello Aragonese and Chiesa San Michele. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Agropoli (Borgo Medievale di Agropoli & Chiesa Madre dei Santi Pietro e Paolo), Giardini di Augusto (in Capri) and Corallium (in Anacapri). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cimitero delle Fontanelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip builder site.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips