14 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

14 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 1 night
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Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri & House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)), Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gennaro, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Naples road trip app.

San Francisco, USA to Naples is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Naples. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Naples is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 3 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.
Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Positano (Positano, Fornillo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, appreciate the views at Il Vallone dei Mulini, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sorrento trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Sorrento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Capri, Island of Capri

— 2 nights
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 16th (Thu): Head underground at White Grotta, admire all the interesting features of Via Krupp, stroll through I Faraglioni, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, then don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Tragara. Keep things going the next day: stop by Carthusia, then head outdoors with Nesea Capri, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Capri driving holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Capri takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Capri are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Capri

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 3 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.
Step out of Amalfi with an excursion to Il Sentiero Degli Dei in Positano--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, shop like a local with Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amalfi itinerary maker app.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Amalfi sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Matera

— 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Sassi di Matera.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Matera online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Amalfi in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Matera, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites
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