14 days in Campania & Basilicata Itinerary

14 days in Campania & Basilicata Itinerary

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Fly to Naples, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 5 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Drive to Maratea
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Maratea
— 4 nights
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Drive to Lamezia Terme Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Capri, Island of Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural Arch and Belvedere Cannone. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, delve into the distant past at Villa Jovis, take some stellar pictures from Monte Solaro, and contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri day trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Capri is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from New York City to Capri, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Capri, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ischia.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

— 5 nights
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parco Termale Castiglione and Terme di Ischia. There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at Fonte delle Ninfe Nitrodi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, indulge in some personalized pampering at Giardini Poseidon Terme, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Citara.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ischia trip itinerary builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Ischia in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ischia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You will leave for Maratea on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Ischia

Spas · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Maratea

— 4 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Step off the beaten path and head to Cala Bianca Beach and Area Marina Protetta Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta. Change things up with these side-trips from Maratea: Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro (in Palinuro), Certosa di Padula (in Padula) and Volo dell'Angelo (in Castelmezzano). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at La Secca, appreciate the history behind Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, and stop by Antica Casa del Tessuto, Cav. Francesco Brando.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Maratea trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ischia to Maratea in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Campania travel guide

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Ruins · Landmarks · Art Museums
Stretching along the Tyrrhenian Sea, Campania is noted for its mild climate, picturesque coast, outstanding culinary tradition, and rich legacy of art and culture. Most visitors to this region begin their holiday sightseeing at the sea, where the coastline is marked with secluded bays, tranquil coves, and dramatic cliffs. The lush Mediterranean landscape is home to flourishing towns and charming villages, each steeped in its own culture, art, and traditions, and offering plenty of local places to visit. This ancient land is the birthplace of some well-known culinary favorites, including pizza and spaghetti. Campanians were among the first Europeans to use tomatoes not only as an ornamental plant, but also as food and garnish. The region is renowned for its fruits and vegetables--but its best-known product is mozzarella cheese.

Basilicata travel guide

4.3
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.