12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ravello
— 4 nights
Bus:  30​min
3
Positano
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30​min
4
Sorrento
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h
5
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
day
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Capri itinerary builder app .

Newark, USA to Capri is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Capri. Traveling from Newark in September, Capri is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone

4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Relax by the water at Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido Capo di Conca. Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. When in Ravello, make a side trip to see Spiaggia Lannio in Cetara, approximately 40 minutes away.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ravello trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Capri to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Positano.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Minori, Spiaggia di Atrani, Lido Capo di Conca, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

2
nights
Positano

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then stroll through Fornillo, and then steep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

Make your Positano itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Positano is just a stone's throw from Ravello. September in Positano sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

1
night
Sorrento

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 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, make a trip to Piazza Tasso, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally kick back and relax at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna.

Plan trip to Sorrento with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sorrento is just a short distance from Positano. In September in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
St Francis Church and Convent ©
St Francis Church and Convent

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Visit Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori and Marina Di Vietri for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Sol’Art Ceramiche (in Vietri sul Mare). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Naples road trip planning tool .

Ride a ferry from Sorrento to Naples in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Paestum Ruins, Marina Di Vietri
Highlights from your plan
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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