16 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

16 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Amalfi
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Ferry
4
Capri, Island of Capri
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
5
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Naples
6
Naples
— 2 nights
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Matera

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cripta del Peccato Originale, make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, then don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Matera, Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, then stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana, then look for gifts at Arterego di Margherita Albanese, and finally don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Matera tour itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Matera is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Matera due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Matera can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Amalfi

— 4 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal or Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valle delle Ferriere and Amalfi Coast. Step out of Amalfi to go to Tramonti and see Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L., which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, don't miss a visit to Fiordo di Furore, kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Matera to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Matera in September since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Il Sentiero Degli Dei and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Do your shopping at Artigianato Rallo and Miniaci Art Gallery. Step out of Sorrento with an excursion to Fornillo in Positano--about 40 minutes away. Dedicate the 1st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sorrento trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Amalfi to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Capri, Island of Capri

— 3 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monte Solaro and Chiesa San Michele. There's much more to do: make a trip to Giardini di Augusto, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and appreciate the history behind Natural Arch.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Capri trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Sorrento to Capri by ferry takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Capri are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 1 night
On the 5th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Negombo, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Epomeo, then contemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Forio visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Forio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Nature

Side Trips

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Naples journey builder site.

Getting from Forio to Naples by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Forio in October since evenings lows in Naples dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips