12 days in Southern Italy & Rome Itinerary

12 days in Southern Italy & Rome Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Naples International Airport, Drive to Positano
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Positano
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 1 day
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Fele
Drive
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Lagopesole
Drive
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Rome
— 2 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano and Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Visiting Marina di Praia Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Fornillo, stop by Artigianato Rallo, get outside with Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, and make a trip to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Positano trip planner.

Greenwich, USA to Positano is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Greenwich in August, expect Positano to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo, then admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Comunale.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sorrento online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. September in Sorrento sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
On the 5th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Punta Carena Lighthouse, examine the collection at Casa Rossa, identify plant and animal life at Parco Astarita, then stop by Carthusia, then make a trip to Chiesa di Santo Stefano, and finally kick back and relax at Marina Grande Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Capri trip itinerary planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Capri are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Valle dei Mulini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luna Convento, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ruga Nova Mercatorum (Via dei Mercanti), ponder the design of Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, stroll through Ravello - Atrani Walk, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and finally make a trip to Le Ville di Ravello.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Fele.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

San Fele

San Fele is a town and comune in the province of Potenza in the Basilicata region of Italy.GeographyIt is bounded by the comuni of Atella, Bella, Castelgrande, Filiano, Muro Lucano, Rapone and Ruvo del Monte.HistoryIn 969 AD, emperor Otto I ordered that a fortress be built in this area to protect against Byzantine incursions. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Muro Lucano - Castello and then trek along Sentiero delle Ripe e dei Mulini.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read San Fele trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to San Fele takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amalfi in September, with highs in San Fele at 64°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lagopesole.

Things to do in San Fele

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Lagopesole

On the 8th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Atella - Parco Paleolitico and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria ad Nives.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lagopesole trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Fele to Lagopesole in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lagopesole

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, pause for some photo ops at Trajan's Column, then have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lagopesole to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Avigliano travel guide

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Castles · History Museums · Churches