12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy trip itinerary planner

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Salerno
— 1 day
Drive
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Ravello
— 1 night
Taxi
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Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pompeii
— 3 nights
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Salerno

— 1 day

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Arechi, then admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Salerno trip planner.

London, UK to Salerno is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Salerno is 1 hour. In June, Salerno is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Parks

Ravello

— 1 night
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ravello - Atrani Walk, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

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You can drive from Salerno to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ravello can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Shopping

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.
On the 20th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Fiordo di Furore, make a trip to Vicoli, scale e archi, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, cruise along Amalfi Coast, then appreciate the history behind Fontana sant'Andrea, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then don't miss a visit to Piazzetta Umberto I.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip maker.

Amalfi is just a short distance from Ravello. In June, daytime highs in Amalfi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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: kick back and relax at Fornillo, stop by Ceramiche Maria Grazia, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Positano tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Amalfi to Positano in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 2 nights

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 25th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, do a tasting at Limonoro, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Positano to Sorrento by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. June in Sorrento sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Pompeii

— 3 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get out of town with these interesting Pompeii side-trips: Paestum (Lido Mec, Paestum Ruins, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Forum Baths, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pompeii trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Sorrento to Pompeii by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Province of Naples travel guide

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Ruins · Landmarks · Art Museums
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. In 2015, around 975,260 people lived within the city's administrative limits. The Metropolitan City of Naples had a population of 3,115,320. Naples is the 9th-most populous urban area in the European Union with a population of between 3 million and 3.7 million. About 4.4 million people live in the Naples metropolitan area, one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea.Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC. A larger colony – initially known as Parthenope, Παρθενόπη – developed on the Island of Megaride around the ninth century BC, at the end of the Greek Dark Ages. The city was refounded as Neápolis in the sixth century BC and became a lynchpin of Magna Graecia, playing a key role in the merging of Greek culture into Roman society and eventually becoming a cultural centre of the Roman Republic. Naples remained influential after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, serving as the capital city of the Kingdom of Naples between 1282 and 1816. Thereafter, in union with Sicily, it became the capital of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861.

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