16 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

16 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy holiday planner

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Fly
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Naples
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
2
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Anacapri
3
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry to Naples, Drive to Matera
4
Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Maratea
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tropea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
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Naples

— 3 nights
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. Catacombe di San Gaudioso and Centro Storico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno), Forum (in Pompeii) and Borgo Medievale di Agropoli (in Agropoli). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castel Sant'Elmo, delve into the distant past at Villa di Poppea, examine the collection at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Naples trip planner.

Milan to Naples is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. June in Naples sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Sat), test the waters at Negombo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini Ravino. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Baia di Sorgeto and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Forio trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Naples to Forio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Forio can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Anacapri.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Nature · Baths · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anacapri, Island of Capri

— 1 night
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. On the 21st (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, take some stellar pictures from Monte Solaro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Sofia.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Anacapri tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Anacapri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Anacapri are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Anacapri

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Matera

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Santa Maria de Idris and Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. Explore hidden gems such as Materasum Ipogeo and Chiesa San Giovanni Battista. Step out of Matera with an excursion to Chiesa Madre dei SS. Pietro e Paolo in Montescaglioso--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, walk around Parco della Murgia Materana, explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, and don't miss a visit to Casa Noha.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Anacapri to Matera takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Anacapri in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Matera. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Maratea

— 3 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea and Island Dino. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Certosa di Padula and MAM Musei Aiello Moliterno Novecento Lucano. When in Maratea, make a side trip to see Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro in Palinuro, approximately Palinuro away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Secca and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.

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Traveling by car from Matera to Maratea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Maratea

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Tropea

— 2 nights
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll through Capo Vaticano, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the engaging exhibits at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Le Terme Romane di Acconia di Curinga, then pause for some serene contemplation at Piedigrotta Church, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese Murat, and finally kick back and relax at Michelino Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tropea trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Maratea to Tropea by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. June in Tropea sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chianalea di Scilla, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Reggio Calabria holiday planner.

Getting from Tropea to Reggio Calabria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Reggio Calabria when traveling from Tropea in June, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip