15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy holiday planner

Make it your trip
+2
Fly to Rome, Train to Naples, Naples, Bus to Matera
1
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Maratea
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Paestum
— 1 day
Drive
4
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Naples
— 4 nights
Train to Rome, Fly to Sydney

S M T W T F S
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6

Matera

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta, then examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, then examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, make a trip to Sassi di Matera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto, and finally delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Matera trip itinerary maker app.

Sydney, Australia to Matera is an approximately 29.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Matera. In June, Matera is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maratea.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Maratea

— 2 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Padula, then don't miss a visit to Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo del Cedro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Isola Pedonale Scalea, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Il Mirto Solarium Bar.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maratea road trip app.

You can drive from Matera to Maratea in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Maratea

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Paestum

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tempio di Hera II, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paestum Ruins, then browse the exhibits of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paestum online visit planner.

Drive from Maratea to Paestum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Paestum can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites · Museums

Positano

— 4 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo della Carta and Sol’Art Ceramiche. Visit Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Le Vigne di Raito (in Raito), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Ravello Arte, &more).

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Positano tour planner.

Getting from Paestum to Positano by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Positano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Naples

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get a sense of the local culture at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Visit Museo Cappella Sansevero and Underground Naples for their historical value. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church, explore the historical opulence of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Naples, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Positano to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips