15 days in Sicily, Alberobello & Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Sicily, Alberobello & Southern Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Sicily, Alberobello & Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Catania
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
3
Palermo
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Alberobello
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Matera
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Ravello
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
7
Positano
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Sorrento
— 1 night
Subway:  45​min
11
Pompeii
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
12
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get impressive views of Mount Etna.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Catania sightseeing planning tool .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Catania is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Time is 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Catania

Nature Parks
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna

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Agrigento

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, then get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, and then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Agrigento trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Catania to Agrigento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Collezione La Gaipa ©
Collezione La Gaipa

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Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 11th (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Conte Federico, then make a trip to Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, and finally don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Alberobello.

Things to do in Palermo

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. On the 12th (Fri), Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, do a tasting at I Pastini, and then admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Alberobello trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Palermo to Alberobello by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Alberobello

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Grotte di Castellana, I Pastini
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I Pastini ©
I Pastini
Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana

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Matera

Matera ©
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 13th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, then Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, and finally don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Matera tour builder app .

You can drive from Alberobello to Matera in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Matera are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Matera

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo

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Ravello

Ravello ©
On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello tour planning website .

Getting from Matera to Ravello by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Matera in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ravello, with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Positano.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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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 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then look for gifts at Nana' Positano, and then choose your vessel at L'Uomo e il Mare.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Positano travel planner.

Positano is very close to Ravello. Traveling from Ravello in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Positano, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Transportation
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Nana' Positano ©
Nana' Positano

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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 16th (Tue): make a trip to Belvedere Cannone, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, then choose your vessel at Capri Rent Boats, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Capri Whales di Wendy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Capri online sightseeing planner .

Capri is just a short distance from Positano. In July in Capri, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ischia.

Things to do in Capri

Tours Outdoors Transportation
Highlights from your plan
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone

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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

Ischia ©
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get interesting insight from West Coast Boat Rentals and then don't miss a visit to Castello Aragonese.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ischia trip itinerary tool .

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Ischia in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Ischia

Tours Outdoors Transportation

Side Trip

West Coast Ischia - Boat Rental
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Ischia - Boat Rental ©
West Coast Ischia - Boat Rental
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia

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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 18th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sorrento online travel planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ischia to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Sorrento are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, delve into the distant past at Forum, then don't miss a visit to Via dell'Abbondanza - Excavations, then make a trip to Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane), and finally explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Pompeii trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Pompeii takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri
Forum ©
Forum

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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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, get lost in a book at Libreria Dante e Descartes, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, and finally make a trip to Miglio Sacro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then contemplate the long history of Galleria Borbonica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip builder website .

Naples is just a stone's throw from Pompeii. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

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