15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Naples
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h
2
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Ferry:  3 h
3
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Palinuro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Matera
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Cape Town

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some historical perspective at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Paestum Ruins. Castel dell'Ovo and Gesu Nuovo Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Anacapri (Chiesa San Michele & Villa San Michele), Borgo Medievale di Agropoli (in Agropoli) and Lupanar (in Pompeii). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, admire the masterpieces at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, and take an in-depth tour of Museo delle Torture.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary planning website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Naples is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Naples. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: high temperatures in Naples hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anacapri, Capri, Pompeii, Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, Paestum Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli ©
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Gesu Nuovo Church ©
Gesu Nuovo Church

1
night
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Epomeo, thencontemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Forio vacation planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Forio takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Forio are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Isola d'Ischia
Highlights from your plan
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
Monte Epomeo ©
Monte Epomeo

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get some cultural insight at Villa Rufolo and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. Get in touch with nature at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione, and steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello day trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Forio to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Spiaggia di Atrani, Fornillo
Highlights from your plan
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Cloister del Paradiso ©
Cloister del Paradiso

2
nights
Palinuro

Palinuro ©
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia della Marinella and then kick back and relax at Cala Bianca Beach. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Baia del Buon Dormire and then Head underground at Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Palinuro travel planning site.

Getting from Ravello to Palinuro by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cala Bianca Beach
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia della Marinella ©
Spiaggia della Marinella
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro ©
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro
Baia del Buon Dormire ©
Baia del Buon Dormire

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Cripta del Peccato Originale, explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, thendon't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, and finally make a trip to Casa Noha. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera, steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, thenmake a trip to Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, and finally see a world frozen in time at Centro Storico di Craco.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Matera trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palinuro to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Matera sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Centro Storico di Craco
Highlights from your plan
Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris
Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera ©
Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera

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