11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Maratea
— 1 night
Drive
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Palinuro
— 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 Anacapri
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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parco della Murgia Materana and Materasum Ipogeo. Get some cultural insight at Church of Santa Maria de Idris and Chiesa San Giovanni Battista. Get out of town with these interesting Matera side-trips: Chiesa del Purgatorio (in Ferrandina) and Centro Storico di Craco (in Craco). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Matera, and delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Matera trip planning site.

Houston, USA to Matera is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Matera is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in June: high temperatures in Matera hover around 81°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Maratea

— 1 night
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Il Mirto Solarium Bar, stroll through La Secca, and then pause for some photo ops at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Maratea planning app.

Getting from Matera to Maratea by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Maratea

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Palinuro

— 2 nights
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cala Bianca Beach, then look for gifts at Momenti Di Vanita - Profumeria Cosmetica Accessori, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia della Marinella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Calanca Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Buon Dormire.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palinuro trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Maratea to Palinuro in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Epomeo, then contemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), then admire the natural beauty at Giardini Ravino, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Forio road trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Palinuro to Forio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Forio sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Anacapri.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Anacapri, Island of Capri

— 1 night
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): Head underground at White Grotta, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, don't miss a visit to Giardini di Augusto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, then stop by Corallium, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa San Michele.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Anacapri trip planner.

Getting from Forio to Anacapri by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. June in Anacapri sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Anacapri

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Anacapri to Sorrento in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Sorrento are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Wineries · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip