12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Matera
— 1 day
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Ravello
— 3 nights
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
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Naples
— 5 nights

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Matera

Matera ©

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): walk around Parco IV Novembre, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, then don't miss a visit to Chiese rupestri Madonna delle Virtu e San Nicola dei Greci, and finally delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Matera road trip planning tool.

Frankfurt, Germany to Matera is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in November: high temperatures in Matera hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Parks
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Sassi di Matera
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Casa Noha
4.5

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Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Take a break from Ravello with a short trip to Fiordo di Furore in Furore, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Monastero Santa Rosa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ravello online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Matera to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Matera in November, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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Fiordo di Furore
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Architectural Building
Villa Rufolo
4.4

3
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Sorrento

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Spiaggia Grande, &more). Dedicate the 22nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di San Giuseppe, and do a tasting at Limonoro.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sorrento road trip site.

You can drive from Ravello to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and subway. In November, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wineries · Shopping · Beaches

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Food Tours
4.9

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Venture out of the city with trips to Pompeii (Terme del Foro, Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, &more) and Salerno (Tempio di Pomona, Centro Storico Salerno, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, and admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Naples day trip site.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. Traveling from Sorrento in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Naples. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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