12 days in Campania & Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Campania & Sicily Itinerary

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Pompeii
— 1 day
Drive
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Positano
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 2 nights
Fly
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Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive
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Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus to Catania, Fly to Lampedusa
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Lampedusa
— 1 night
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San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
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Pompeii

— 1 day

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, don't miss a visit to Forum Baths, explore the ancient world of Forum, then contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri, and finally make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Pompeii is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Pompeii hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Positano

— 4 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Drive, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Ravello (Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and look for gifts at LINOMANIA.

Before you visit Positano, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paestum.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paestum

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, then delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, and then get outside with Lido Esercito. On the next day, kick back and relax at Lido Mediterraneo Beach and then kick back and relax at Lido Mec.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paestum route planning site.

Getting from Positano to Paestum by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Syracuse.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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Syracuse

— 1 night

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, then head off the coast to Ortigia, then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and finally look for gifts at Ibla Souvenir Avola.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Syracuse road trip app.

You can fly from Paestum to Syracuse in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Agrigento

— 1 night

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, and then take an in-depth tour of #MeTe - Museo della Memoria e del Territorio.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Agrigento travel tool.

Drive from Syracuse to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lampedusa day trip app.

Getting from Agrigento to Lampedusa by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Lampedusa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

San Vito lo Capo

— 2 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
On the 7th (Sat), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to San Vito lo Capo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.