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 to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 4 nights
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Drive to Ischia, Ferry to Naples, Drive to Matera
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palinuro
— 3 nights
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Drive to Naples International 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) and Villa San Michele. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Villa Jovis, get great views at Monte Solaro, take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, and make a trip to Piazza Umberto I.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Capri tour itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Capri is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 4 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Fonte delle Ninfe Nitrodi and Antiche Terme Romane di Cavascura. When in Forio, make a side trip to see Maronti Beach in Ischia, approximately Ischia away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Forio road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Forio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Matera.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria in Platea, then steep yourself in history at Cripta del Peccato Originale, then Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and finally contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, look for gifts at Il Bottegaccio Daddiego, then make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di San Pietro Barisano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Matera trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Forio to Matera in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Forio in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Matera. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Palinuro

— 3 nights
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario del Getsemani and Castello dei Principi Capano. Get out of town with these interesting Palinuro side-trips: Spiaggia Grande (in Positano), Borgo Medievale di Agropoli (in Agropoli) and Basilica Pontificia Santa Maria de Gulia (in Castellabate). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Palinuro trip planner.

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 bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Campania travel guide

4.3
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.