12 days in Southern Italy & Rome Itinerary

12 days in Southern Italy & Rome Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy visit planner

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Fly to Naples, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry
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Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Naples
— 3 nights
Train
4
Rome
— 3 nights
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Capri, Island of Capri

— 1 night
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, then cruise along Via Krupp, then stroll through Marina Grande Public Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, identify plant and animal life at Parco Astarita, then don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Piccola.

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New York City, USA to Capri is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Capri is 6 hours. In May in Capri, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Positano

— 3 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.
Positano is known for beaches, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, stop by Nana' Positano, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, and go for a walk through Positano.

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You can ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti.

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Traveling by car from Positano to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

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You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip