17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Melito di Napoli
— 1 night
Drive
2
Somma Vesuviana
Drive
3
Pompeii
Drive
4
Sorrento
— 1 night
Ferry
5
Capri, Island of Capri
Ferry
6
Sorrento
Drive
7
Salerno
— 1 night
Drive
8
Paestum
— 1 night
Drive
9
Tropea
Drive
10
Capo Vaticano
Drive
11
Pizzo
— 1 night
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Train to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina Marittima, Train to Milazzo, Ferry to Lipari
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Lipari
Ferry
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Isola Vulcano
Ferry
14
Stromboli
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Ferry to Milazzo, Train to Messina Centrale, Ferry to Reggio Calabria
15
Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
Drive
16
Matera
— 1 night
Drive
17
Martina Franca
Drive
18
Alberobello
— 2 nights
Drive
19
Castellana Grotte
Drive
20
Lecce
— 1 night
Drive
21
Bari
— 2 nights
Drive
22
Monopoli
Drive
23
Vico del Gargano
— 2 nights
Drive
24
Melfi
Drive
25
Caserta
Drive
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Casalnuovo di Napoli
— 2 nights

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Melito di Napoli

— 1 night
For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melito di Napoli online trip builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Melito di Napoli is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get a bit warmer in Melito di Napoli: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Somma Vesuviana.

Things to do in Melito di Napoli

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Parks

Somma Vesuviana

Somma Vesuviana is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, southern Italy.HistoryBefore the Roman colonisation, the area of today's Somma Vesuviana was probably inhabited by Italic peoples like Samnites and Oscans.Later it became a vacation place for the rich patricians of Rome, who built magnificent villas in the area.A villa was discovered in the 1930s in the frazione of Starza della Regina, and interpreted at the time as that of emperor Augustus at Nola where he probably passed his last days of life.In 2002 excavations on the villa started again which determined that the villa was buried during the eruption of Vesuvius of 472 AD and not 79 AD (like that which buried Pompeii etc.), and so was part of the community that continued after the earlier eruption and recovered better than the territories to the south. Your day by day itinerary now includes Parco Avventura Montevergine. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): head outdoors with Parco Avventura Montevergine.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Somma Vesuviana holiday maker tool.

Somma Vesuviana is just a short distance from Melito di Napoli. August in Somma Vesuviana sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Pompeii.

Things to do in Somma Vesuviana

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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Pompeii

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Casa del Poeta Tragico and then get outside with Nettuno Lounge Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pompeii online vacation planner.

You can drive from Somma Vesuviana to Pompeii in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 1 night

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.
To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip website.

You can drive from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation

Capri, Island of Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 2nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Astarita and then Head underground at Blue Grotto.

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Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Capri takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sorrento

Land of the Sirens

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Il Vallone dei Mulini and then join in the after-dark buzz at Corner Shop Sorrento.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sorrento trip builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Sorrento in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries · Parks

Salerno

— 1 night

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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salerno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Salerno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paestum.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife

Paestum

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): experience rural life at Tenuta Vannulo, stop by Bazar Cerere, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Mediterraneo Beach.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Paestum day trip website.

Drive from Salerno to Paestum in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Paestum are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tropea.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Tropea

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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tropea road trip app.

Getting from Paestum to Tropea by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Tropea when traveling from Paestum in August, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Capo Vaticano.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Capo Vaticano

Capo Vaticano is a wide bathing place in the Municipality of Ricadi in Calabria, Italy. To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Capo Vaticano journey planner.

Capo Vaticano is just a short distance from Tropea. In August, daytime highs in Capo Vaticano are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You'll set off for Pizzo on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Capo Vaticano

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Pizzo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Piedigrotta Church and then cozy up to a beverage at Boulangerie & Cafe D'Amico.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pizzo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Capo Vaticano to Pizzo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pizzo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Pizzo

Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Lipari

Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at Arte Sana Luisa Mendoza.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lipari trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Pizzo to Lipari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Pizzo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lipari, with lows of 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Isola Vulcano.

Things to do in Lipari

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Isola Vulcano

On the 5th (Sun), look for gifts at Il Mestiere delle Cose.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Isola Vulcano trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Lipari to Isola Vulcano takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Stromboli.

Things to do in Isola Vulcano

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Stromboli

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Stromboli trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by ferry from Isola Vulcano to Stromboli takes 2 hours. In August in Stromboli, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Stromboli

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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. To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reggio Calabria online trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Stromboli to Reggio Calabria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Reggio Calabria sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll set off for Matera on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stop by Il Bottegaccio Daddiego and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Zanzibar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Matera trip planner.

You can drive from Reggio Calabria to Matera in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Matera. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Martina Franca.

Things to do in Matera

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Martina Franca

Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): do a tasting at L'Acropoli di Puglia and then stop by Caseificio La Valle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Martina Franca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matera to Martina Franca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Matera in August since evenings lows in Martina Franca dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Martina Franca

Shopping · Wineries

Alberobello

— 2 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. On the 8th (Wed), admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then head outdoors with Selva di Fasano, and then look for gifts at caseificiosalatino.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Alberobello road trip app.

Alberobello is just a stone's throw from Martina Franca. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Martina Franca in August since evenings lows in Alberobello dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Castellana Grotte.

Things to do in Alberobello

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Castellana Grotte

Castellana Grotte is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Madonna della Vetrana and then Head underground at Grotte di Castellana.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Castellana Grotte trip itinerary planner.

Castellana Grotte is just a short distance from Alberobello. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Castellana Grotte

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Lecce

— 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by SUD CON GUSTO il tarallo giusto and then look for gifts at Merzbau con-temporary lab.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lecce travel website.

Getting from Castellana Grotte to Lecce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bari.

Things to do in Lecce

Shopping

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 10th (Fri): stop by Erboristeria Erbavoglio and then kick back and relax at Lido San Francesco alla Rena. On your second day here, look for gifts at Galise and then find something for the whole family at Miragica - Terra di Giganti.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bari tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Lecce to Bari by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lecce in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bari: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Monopoli.

Things to do in Bari

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Monopoli

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stop by Oro della terra.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monopoli online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bari to Monopoli in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Vico del Gargano.

Things to do in Monopoli

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Vico del Gargano

— 2 nights
Vico del Gargano is a village and comune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. On the 12th (Sun), take a stroll around Vico del Gargano.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vico del Gargano planning site.

Drive from Monopoli to Vico del Gargano in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melfi.

Things to do in Vico del Gargano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Melfi

Melfi is a town and comune in the Vulture area of the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.GeographyOn a hill at the foot of Mount Vulture, Melfi is the most important town in Basilicata's Vulture, both as a tourist resort and economic centre.HistoryEarly and Middle Age historyInhabited by the Daunians and Lucanians, under the Romans it was included in the area of the colony of Venusia, founded in 291 BC. After the fall of Western Roman Empire, Melfi gained importance in the Middle Ages as a strategic point between areas controlled by the Byzantines and those controlled by the Lombards.Melfi was captured several times by the struggling powers of the region, until it was assigned to the Norman leader William I of Hauteville. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): do a tasting at Cantine del Notaio.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melfi online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vico del Gargano to Melfi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Caserta.

Things to do in Melfi

Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Caserta

Caserta is the capital of the province of Caserta in the Campania region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a stroll through Casertavecchia.

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Drive from Melfi to Caserta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Caserta, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Casalnuovo di Napoli.

Things to do in Caserta

Neighborhoods
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Casalnuovo di Napoli

— 2 nights
Casalnuovo di Napoli is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 13km northeast of Naples.The municipality of Casalnuovo di Napoli contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Casarea, Tavernanova, and Licignano.Casalnuovo di Napoli borders the following municipalities: Acerra, Afragola, Casoria, Pollena Trocchia, Pomigliano d'Arco, Sant'Anastasia, Volla. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for gifts at Caffe' Letterario Dialogos, then make a trip to Pasticceria Arienzo, and then have some family-friendly fun at Liberty City Fun.

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Traveling by car from Caserta to Casalnuovo di Napoli takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Casalnuovo di Napoli

Shopping · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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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.