18 days in Southern Italy & Bari Itinerary

18 days in Southern Italy & Bari Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 2 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 3 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 1 night
Drive
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Bari
— 1 night
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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. Step out of Naples to go to Ottaviano and see Vesuvio National Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples planner.

Riga, Latvia to Naples is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Riga in August, with highs in Naples at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di San Francesco, then stroll through Fornillo, and then get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a trip to Piazza Tasso, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sorrento online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. August in Sorrento sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 18th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Belvedere di Tragara, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, and finally admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, Head underground at Blue Grotto, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santo Stefano.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Capri trip itinerary maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. August in Capri sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ravello.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Ravello

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Take a break from Ravello with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Positano, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and identify plant and animal life at Valle delle Ferriere.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello day trip planning app.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Paestum.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paestum

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Agropoli, then step into the grandiose world of Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, then stroll through Baia di Trentova, and finally kick back and relax at Lido Mediterraneo Beach. On the next day, experience rural life at Caseificio Rivabianca, then get a taste of the local shopping with Tenuta Vannulo, then get outside with Lido Esercito, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Paestum Ruins.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paestum attractions planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Paestum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Paestum, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Civita.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Civita

— 3 nights
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Civita: River Rafting & Tubing (in Papasidero), Torre dell'Orologio (in Orsomarso) and Complesso Monumentale Santuario delle Cappelle (in Laino Borgo). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Setteventi del Pollino, get engrossed in the history at Museo Etonico Arbresh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, and take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo.

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

Traveling by car from Paestum to Civita takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Civita

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, see the interesting displays at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, make a trip to Sassi di Matera, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, then examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, and finally examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina.

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Drive from Civita to Matera in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Matera

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Bari

— 1 night

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 29th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Nicola, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Crocifisso.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bari trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Matera to Bari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bari are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Side Trip