12 days in Rome & Southern Italy Itinerary

12 days in Rome & Southern Italy Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa
Fly:  13 h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Paestum
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
4
Ravello
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Fly + Bus + Train:  16 h 15 min
End: Ottawa

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome online road trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Appreciate the collections at Museo Cappella Sansevero and Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Naples are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

2
nights
Paestum

Paestum ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Buon Dormire and then explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura, kick back and relax at Lido Girasole, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Mediterraneo Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, and finally get outside with Lido Esercito.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paestum tour website.

You can drive from Naples to Paestum in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paestum, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Baia del Buon Dormire
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Baia del Buon Dormire ©
Baia del Buon Dormire
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Visiting Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Change things up with a short trip to Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano in Positano (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ravello travel route builder tool.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Paestum to Ravello in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

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