16 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

16 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pertosa
— 1 night
Drive
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Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reggio Calabria
— 3 nights
Drive to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
Ferry to Municipio, Fly to Pensacola

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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. Escape the urban bustle at Oasi Valle della Caccia and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Gesu Nuovo Church and LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Forum (in Pompeii) and Piazza Tasso (in Sorrento). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Cimitero delle Fontanelle, explore the world behind art at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and contemplate the geological forces at Vulcano Solfatara.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naples road trip planning tool.

Mobile, USA to Naples is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Mobile in April, things will get slightly colder in Naples: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pertosa.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pertosa

— 1 night
Pertosa is a village and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. On the 9th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Castello Marchesale di Auletta and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pertosa route builder app.

You can drive from Naples to Pertosa in 2 hours. Traveling from Naples in April, Pertosa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Pertosa

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Church of Santa Maria de Idris. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Cattedrale di Matera. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matera: Centro Storico di Craco (in Craco), Chiesa Madre dei SS. Pietro e Paolo (in Montescaglioso) and Chiesa del Purgatorio (in Ferrandina). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, make a trip to Casa Noha, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, and see the interesting displays at MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Matera trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pertosa to Matera by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Pertosa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Matera, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria

— 3 nights
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. Get some cultural insight at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and Lungomare Falcomata. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cattedrale di Gerace and Castello Ruffo di Scilla. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reggio Calabria: Artistic Creations The Lighthouse (in Tropea), Capo Vaticano (in Capo Vaticano) and Santuario San Nicodemo (in Mammola). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chianalea di Scilla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piedigrotta Church, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese Murat.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Reggio Calabria online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matera to Reggio Calabria takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Matera in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Reggio Calabria, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 1 night
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Sofia, Head underground at White Grotta, appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardini di Augusto, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa San Michele.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Capri road trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Reggio Calabria to Capri takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Capri are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 3 nights
On the 17th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Epomeo, then steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini Ravino, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Baia di Sorgeto and then take in the waterfront at The Port of Corricella.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Forio trip planner.

Getting from Capri to Forio by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Forio are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips