18 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

18 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy trip builder

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Fly
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Naples
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry to Sorrento, Drive to Matera
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palinuro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Laino Borgo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reggio Calabria
— 4 nights
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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Oasi Valle della Caccia. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Borgo Medievale di Agropoli (in Agropoli) and St Francis Church and Convent (in Sorrento). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church and step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naples sightseeing tool.

Paderborn, Germany to Naples is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, Naples is somewhat warmer than Paderborn - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 3 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Port of Corricella and Chiesa del Soccorso. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Forio: Terra Murata (in Procida) and Ischia (Parco Pineta Mirtina, Perrazzo Vini d'Ischia, &more).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Forio trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Naples to Forio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Forio, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the galleries of Villa San Michele, Head underground at White Grotta, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, and finally admire the striking features of Villa del Damecuta.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri trip builder tool.

Getting from Forio to Capri by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Capri sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.
On the 9th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, then explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, and finally examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Sedile, and finally contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Matera trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Capri to Matera in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Capri in July since evenings lows in Matera dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Palinuro.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Palinuro

— 2 nights
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. On the 11th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Baia Infreschi - Marina di Camerota, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Buon Dormire, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Antiquarium - Museo Archeologico, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Area Marina Protetta Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta, and then stroll through Cala Bianca Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Matera to Palinuro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Laino Borgo.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Laino Borgo

— 2 nights
Laino Borgo is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. On the 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella delle Anime del Purgatorio, then step off the mainland to explore Island Dino, and then stroll through Buddha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Il ponte del diavolo, then make a trip to Arco Magno, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Laino Borgo day trip app.

You can drive from Palinuro to Laino Borgo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Laino Borgo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria

— 4 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lungomare Falcomata and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reggio Calabria: Pentedattilo (in Melito di Porto Salvo), Cattedrale di Gerace (in Gerace) and Castello Ruffo di Scilla (in Scilla). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piedigrotta Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano, and don't miss a visit to I Vicoli di Pizzo.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Reggio Calabria travel route planning site.

You can drive from Laino Borgo to Reggio Calabria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. July in Reggio Calabria sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips