15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Start: Belgrade
Fly + Bus:  7 h 15 min
1
Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Padula
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Matera
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 30 min
4
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Naples
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Belgrade

1
night
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Maria S.S Immacolata di Scilla e Favazzina, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario dell'Eremo - "Santuario Madonna della Consolazione", then admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reggio Calabria vacation planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Belgrade in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Reggio Calabria, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Padula.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Scilla
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria ©
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Castello Ruffo di Scilla ©
Castello Ruffo di Scilla

2
nights
Padula

Padula ©
Padula is a comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Padula. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Grumentum, don't miss a visit to Castello di Laurenzana, and then identify plant and animal life at Pantano di Pignola.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Padula route planner.

You can drive from Reggio Calabria to Padula in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Padula

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, Grumentum, Castello di Laurenzana, Pantano di Pignola
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Certosa di Padula ©
Certosa di Padula
Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta ©
Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta
Castello di Laurenzana ©
Castello di Laurenzana

3
nights
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.
Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Cattedrale di Matera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Sassi in Miniatura. Get out of town with these interesting Matera side-trips: Centro Storico di Craco (in Craco), Chiesa del Purgatorio (in Ferrandina) and Chiesa Madre dei SS. Pietro e Paolo (in Montescaglioso). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, don't miss a visit to Piazza Eraclea, contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris.

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

Drive from Padula to Matera in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Matera can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castello di Rocca Imperiale, Centro Storico di Craco, Chiesa del Purgatorio, Chiesa Madre dei SS. Pietro e Paolo, Piazza Eraclea
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Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris

1
night
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 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Michele, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Sofia, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, Head underground at White Grotta, then pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri tour website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Matera to Capri takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Capri when traveling from Matera in April, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
White Grotta ©
White Grotta
Chiesa di Santa Sofia ©
Chiesa di Santa Sofia

3
nights
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Visit Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) and Chiesa del Soccorso for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli and Museo Civico del Torrione. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Forio: Perrazzo Vini d'Ischia (in Ischia), Indiana Park (in Barano d'Ischia) and Procida (The Port of Corricella, Terra Murata, &more).

Before you visit Forio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Capri to Forio in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Forio are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Procida, Ischia, Isola d'Ischia, Сhiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Indiana Park
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Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
Monte Epomeo ©
Monte Epomeo
Riserva Naturale Statale Isola di Vivara ©
Riserva Naturale Statale Isola di Vivara

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Castel dell'Ovo and Cimitero delle Fontanelle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea and The Neapolis Buried. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Borgo Medievale di Agropoli (in Agropoli) and Sorrento (Fishing Charters & Tours & Il Vallone dei Mulini). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

Getting from Forio to Naples by car takes about 2 hours. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sorrento, Pompeii, Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, Vulcano Solfatara
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Forum ©
Forum
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea ©
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea
Cimitero delle Fontanelle ©
Cimitero delle Fontanelle

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