15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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

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 14th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chianalea di Scilla.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Reggio Calabria online attractions planner .

Brindisi to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Reggio Calabria can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Padula.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Scilla, Pentedattilo
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Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla

2
nights
Padula

Padula ©
Padula is a comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): Head underground at Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Padula. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna del Grumentino, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sanseverino, admire the masterpieces at MAM Musei Aiello Moliterno Novecento Lucano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Laurenzana, and finally get lost in a book at Biblioteca Nazionale.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Padula trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Reggio Calabria to Padula in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Padula

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Grumento Nova, MAM Musei Aiello Moliterno Novecento Lucano, Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, Castello di Laurenzana
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Certosa di Padula ©
Certosa di Padula
Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta ©
Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta
Castello Sanseverino ©
Castello Sanseverino

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gesu Nuovo Church and Cimitero delle Fontanelle. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Sorrento (Food Tours, Piazza Tasso, &more) and Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castel dell'Ovo, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, get great views at Castel Sant'Elmo, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Traveling by car from Padula to Naples takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Naples are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Forio.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sorrento, Pompeii, Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, Duomo di Salerno
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Castel dell'Ovo ©
Castel dell'Ovo
Gesu Nuovo Church ©
Gesu Nuovo Church
Cimitero delle Fontanelle ©
Cimitero delle Fontanelle

3
nights
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chiesa del Soccorso and Monte Epomeo. Explore Forio's surroundings by going to Procida (The Port of Corricella & Terra Murata) and Maronti Beach (in Ischia).

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Forio journey maker website .

You can drive from Naples to Forio in 2 hours. Traveling from Naples in January, Forio is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Anacapri.

Things to do in Forio

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Isola d'Ischia, Lacco Ameno, Ischia, Procida
Highlights from your plan
Giardini Ravino ©
Giardini Ravino
Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso
The Port of Corricella ©
The Port of Corricella

1
night
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, Head underground at White Grotta, appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, then stroll through Giardini di Augusto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Sofia.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Anacapri trip planner.

Drive from Forio to Anacapri in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Anacapri

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Capri
Highlights from your plan
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto
White Grotta ©
White Grotta

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Rocca Imperiale (in Rocca Imperiale) and Centro Storico di Craco (in Craco). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, and admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Matera road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Anacapri to Matera in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January, Matera is little chillier than Anacapri - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castello di Rocca Imperiale, Centro Storico di Craco
Highlights from your plan
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris

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