17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Salerno
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Agropoli
— 1 night
Train
5
Tropea
— 1 night
Drive
6
Lamezia Terme
— 1 night
Drive
7
Matera
— 1 night
Drive
8
Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive
9
Lecce
— 1 night
Drive
10
Bari
— 2 nights
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Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Go for a jaunt from Naples to Positano to see Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and make a trip to Spaccanapoli.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary planning site.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Naples is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Montevideo to Naples. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montevideo in May: high temperatures in Naples hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pompeii

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 22nd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, delve into the distant past at Forum, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, and finally don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Fornillo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pompeii holiday planner.

Pompeii is just a short distance from Naples. In May in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Salerno

— 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Amalfi (Museo della Carta, Cimitero Monumentale, &more) and Liquorificio Mansi Carlo (in Minori). And it doesn't end there: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, stop by Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, and don't miss a visit to Via dei Mercanti.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salerno holiday planning app.

Salerno is just a stone's throw from Pompeii. Traveling from Pompeii in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Salerno, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Agropoli.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Agropoli

— 1 night
Agropoli is a town and comune, former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see located in the Cilento area of the province of Salerno, Campania, Italy. On the 27th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Paestum, then get to know the fascinating history of Paestum Ruins, then get outside with Lido Esercito, and finally make a trip to Spiaggia di San Francesco.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Agropoli trip planner.

Getting from Salerno to Agropoli by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tropea.

Things to do in Agropoli

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tropea

— 1 night
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 (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, then kick back and relax at Tropea Beach, and finally engage your brain at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tropea tour planner.

Traveling by train from Agropoli to Tropea takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Agropoli in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tropea, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lamezia Terme.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Lamezia Terme

— 1 night
Lamezia Terme, commonly called Lamezia, is an Italian city of 70,452 inhabitants in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region.GeographyLamezia is located on the eastern border of the coastal plain commonly called Piana di Sant'Eufemia, which was created by drying a wide marshy area.The municipality borders with Conflenti, Curinga, Falerna, Feroleto Antico, Gizzeria, Maida, Martirano Lombardo, Nocera Terinese, Platania, San Pietro a Maida and Serrastretta.HistoryThe municipality of Lamezia Terme was formally created on 4 January 1968. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by Statti S.r.l., don't miss a visit to Teatro Umberto I, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Maria SS. delle Grazie della Quercia di Visora, and finally walk around Parco Bombarda.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lamezia Terme attractions tool.

You can drive from Tropea to Lamezia Terme in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Matera.

Things to do in Lamezia Terme

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Matera

— 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, then make a trip to Casa Noha, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, and finally delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo.

Before you visit Matera, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Lamezia Terme to Matera in 3.5 hours. May in Matera sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Alberobello

— 1 night
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, take a stroll through Rione Aia Piccola, and then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Alberobello online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Matera to Alberobello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Alberobello

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lecce

— 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lecce route planning website.

You can drive from Alberobello to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bari

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll the grounds of Bari War Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, and then see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bari road trip planning app.

Drive from Lecce to Bari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bari are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.