16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + train:  23​h 30​min
1
Naples
— 4 nights
bus:  15​min
2
Pompeii
— 2 nights
subway:  45​min
3
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Bivongi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Perth

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 Museo Cappella Sansevero and Anfiteatro Campano e Museo dei Gladiatori. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Parco Archeologico Pausilypon. Venture out of the city with trips to Mitreo (in Santa Maria Capua Vetere) and Pozzuoli (Rione Terra & Flavian Amphitheater). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Galleria Borbonica, get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, explore the world behind art at Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples road trip planning website .

Perth, Australia to Naples is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Naples. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pozzuoli, Santa Maria Capua Vetere
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2
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, don't miss a visit to Le Ville di Ravello, then explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, and finally delve into the distant past at Villa di Giulia Felice.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pompeii trip itinerary planner .

Pompeii is just a short distance from Naples. May in Pompeii sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take the subway to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ravello
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

2
nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di San Paolo, then explore the world behind art at Museobottega della Tarsialignea, then kick back and relax at La Solara, and finally appreciate the views at Il Vallone dei Mulini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip site .

Getting from Pompeii to Sorrento by subway takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Sorrento are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bivongi.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Monastero di San Paolo
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Monastero di San Paolo ©
Monastero di San Paolo
Cattedrale di Sorrento ©
Cattedrale di Sorrento
La Solara ©
La Solara

4
nights
Bivongi

Bivongi ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Borgo di Santa Caterina dello Ionio and Convento Santuario San Domenico. Take a break from the city and head to Cascata del Marmarico and Parco di Villa Vittoria. Explore Bivongi's surroundings by going to La Scialata (in San Giovanni di Gerace), Musei dei Marmi (in Soriano Calabro) and Museo delle Reali Ferriere Borboniche (in Mongiana). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Stella, steep yourself in history at Villa Caristo, and go deep underground at Antiche Miniere.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bivongi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Bivongi takes 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bivongi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bivongi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mongiana, Soriano Calabro, Pazzano, Villa Caristo, Borgo di Santa Caterina dello Ionio
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Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Stella ©
Cascata del Marmarico ©
Cascata del Marmarico
Borgo di Santa Caterina dello Ionio ©

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