15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy visit planner

Make it your trip
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 1 night
Drive
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Ravello
— 6 nights
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Sorrento (Boat Tours & Water Sports & I Giardini di Cataldo) and House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) (in Pompeii). There's much more to do: make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naples online trip maker.

Newark, USA to Naples is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paestum

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get outside with Lido Esercito, then get to know the fascinating history of Paestum Ruins, then look for gifts at Bazar Cerere, and finally don't miss a visit to Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Mediterraneo Beach, then kick back and relax at Lido Girasole, then relax in the rural setting at Caseificio Rivabianca, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Paestum day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Paestum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paestum, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 19th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then stop by Arterego di Margherita Albanese, and finally explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Matera day trip planning app.

Getting from Paestum to Matera by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paestum in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Matera. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Ravello

— 6 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Positano (Fornillo, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano) and Torre di Cetara (in Cetara). There's lots more to do: stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and hike along Ravello - Atrani Walk.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Matera to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Matera in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips