12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Albany
+2
train + Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maiori
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Naples
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Albany

3
nights
Positano

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.
When in Positano, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Amalfi, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano day trip planning app .

Albany, USA to Positano is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Albany to Positano due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albany in July, Positano is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Maiori.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Praiano, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

3
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Venture out of the city with trips to Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello). There's much more to do: make a trip to Villa Rufolo, shop like a local with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

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You can drive from Positano to Maiori in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Maiori can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Maiori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca, Le Vigne di Raito
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Paestum Ruins (in Paestum), Sorrento (St Francis Church and Convent & Food Tours) and Salerno (Marina Di Vietri & Speed Boats Tours). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

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Getting from Maiori to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Maiori in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Naples, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sorrento, Salerno, Paestum Ruins, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

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