11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Fly:  17 h
1
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Palinuro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Maratea
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h
4
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Naples
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Denver

2
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario. Explore hidden gems such as Cattedrale di Matera and Sassi in Miniatura. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Volo dell'Angelo (in Castelmezzano) and Centro Storico di Craco (in Craco). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale, and stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Matera sightseeing planner.

Denver, USA to Matera is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Matera when traveling from Denver in October, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Palinuro.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Volo dell'Angelo, Centro Storico di Craco
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Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris
Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale

2
nights
Palinuro

Palinuro ©
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. On the 19th (Mon), kick back and relax at Calanca Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Buon Dormire, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia della Marinella, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Bianca Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Preistorica della Cala.

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Traveling by car from Matera to Palinuro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marina di Camerota
Highlights from your plan
Baia del Buon Dormire ©
Baia del Buon Dormire
Spiaggia della Marinella ©
Spiaggia della Marinella
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro ©
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro

2
nights
Maratea

Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally stroll through La Secca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Il Mirto Solarium Bar, thenhead off the coast to Island Dino, and then don't miss a visit to Arco Magno.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Maratea trip maker tool.

You can drive from Palinuro to Maratea in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Anacapri.

Things to do in Maratea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Island Dino, Arco Magno
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Il Mirto Solarium Bar ©
Il Mirto Solarium Bar
Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea ©
Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea

1
night
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, thenbrowse the exhibits of Villa San Michele, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Anacapri day trip app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Maratea to Anacapri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Anacapri can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Capri
Highlights from your plan
White Grotta ©
White Grotta
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 24th (Sat), explore the galleries of LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castel dell'Ovo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cimitero delle Fontanelle.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples online trip maker.

Getting from Anacapri to Naples by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Anacapri in October, Naples is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei
Highlights from your plan
Cimitero delle Fontanelle ©
Cimitero delle Fontanelle
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea ©
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea
Gesu Nuovo Church ©
Gesu Nuovo Church

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