19 days in Southern Italy, Brucoli & Catania Itinerary

19 days in Southern Italy, Brucoli & Catania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Naples
— 2 nights
2
Vico Equense
— 3 nights
3
Agropoli
— 1 night
4
Matera
— 1 night
5
Caccuri
— 1 night
6
Marcellinara
— 1 night
7
Tropea
— 1 night
8
Reggio Calabria
— Few hours
9
Brucoli
— 6 nights
10
Catania
— 1 night

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 30th (Fri), make a trip to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, then look for all kinds of wild species at Posillipo, then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, and finally delve into the distant past at Rione Terra. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of San Domenico Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, make a trip to Galleria Borbonica, then browse the exhibits of Museo Cappella Sansevero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples online trip itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Naples is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Naples hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Vico Equense.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rione Terra
Highlights from your plan
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon ©
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso
Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara

3
nights
Vico Equense

Vico Equense ©
Vico Equense is a coastal town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, in southern Italy.GeographyVico Equense is part of the greater Bay of Naples metropolitan area and is a tourist destination. Step off the beaten path and head to Church of Santa Maria Assunta and House of Venus in the Shell. Get in touch with nature at Fornillo and Bikini Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Vico Equense: Pompeii (Basilica, Casa Dei Quadretti Teatrali o Casca Longus - Pompei, &more) and Castello di Lettere (in Lettere). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Frati Cappuccini, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica della SS. Trinita.

Make your Vico Equense itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Naples to Vico Equense in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vico Equense can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Agropoli.

Things to do in Vico Equense

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Pompeii, Positano, Basilica della SS. Trinita, Castello di Lettere, Chiesa dei Frati Cappuccini
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

1
night
Agropoli

Agropoli ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale di Castellabate, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, then wander the wide-open spaces of Lancellotti Ranch, and finally make a trip to Belvedere di Via del Convento.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Agropoli day trip planning website.

Getting from Vico Equense to Agropoli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of subway, bus, and train. In September, daytime highs in Agropoli are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Agropoli

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borgo Medievale di Castellabate, Chiesa dell'Acquasanta, Paestum Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Lancellotti Ranch ©
Lancellotti Ranch

1
night
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola, make a trip to Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Matera itinerary planner.

You can drive from Agropoli to Matera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Agropoli in September, Matera is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Caccuri.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino ©
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

1
night
Caccuri

Caccuri ©
Caccuri is a commune and town in the province of Crotone in Calabria, southern Italy.It is the birthplace of Renaissance statesman Cicco Simonetta.Main sightsCaccuri castle, built over Byzantine fortress dating to the 6th century. On the 6th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Soccorso and then see the sky in a new way at Parco Astronomico Lilio.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Caccuri vacation planner.

Drive from Matera to Caccuri in 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Marcellinara.

Things to do in Caccuri

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parco Astronomico Lilio
Highlights from your plan
Parco Astronomico Lilio ©
Parco Astronomico Lilio
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Soccorso ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Soccorso

1
night
Marcellinara

Marcellinara ©
Marcellinara is a comune and town in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of southern Italy.GeographyMarcellinara is a small village that has the extraordinary privilege to be located in the middle of the narrowest strip of Italy and one of the narrowest of Europe as well, between the Ioanian and the Tyhrennean seas, whose distance between them is only 40 km.Where in the same time – in one shot – you can enjoy the view over two different seas! Sunrise and sunset over the sea without moving!It is located close to both the regional capital of Catanzaro and the international airport of Lamezia Terme.TransportThe village is just 20 minutes far away from Lamezia Terme international airport, from Lamezia Terme Centrale railway station and from the A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria high-way exit of the same Lamezia Terme. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Antiquarium Civico, see the interesting displays at Museo del Costume Calabrese, admire the local landmark of Fontana Carlo Pacino, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Rocco, then explore the ancient world of Abbazia di Santa Maria di Corazzo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Maria Santissima dell’Assunta.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marcellinara trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Caccuri to Marcellinara by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Marcellinara are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Marcellinara

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tiriolo, Girifalco, Abbazia di Santa Maria di Corazzo, Lanificio Leo
Highlights from your plan
Abbazia di Santa Maria di Corazzo ©
Abbazia di Santa Maria di Corazzo
Antiquarium Civico ©
Antiquarium Civico
Lanificio Leo ©
Lanificio Leo

1
night
Tropea

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, kick back and relax at Capo Vaticano, then learn about winemaking at Bonta e Delizie di Calabria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Concattedrale.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tropea trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Marcellinara to Tropea by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Tropea, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Tropea

Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

Capo Vaticano
Highlights from your plan
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola ©
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola
Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo

few
hours
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Santo Niceto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Ottimati, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio al Corso, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reggio Calabria online route builder.

Drive from Tropea to Reggio Calabria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Reggio Calabria when traveling from Tropea in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brucoli.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello di Santo Niceto
Highlights from your plan
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Castello di Santo Niceto ©
Castello di Santo Niceto
Chiesa di San Giorgio al Corso ©
Chiesa di San Giorgio al Corso

6
nights
Brucoli

Brucoli ©
Get some cultural insight at Necropolis of Pantalica and Basilica di San Sebastiano. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia di Agnone Bagni and Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate. Get out of town with these interesting Brucoli side-trips: Palazzolo Acreide (Castello di Palazzolo Acreide o Rocca di Castelmezzano & Museo archeologico Gabriele Judica), Parco Archelogico Leotinoi (in Carlentini) and Lentini (Area Archeologica del Castellaccio, Museo Archeologico Di Lentini, &more). Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Parcallario Adventure Park into the Monti Iblei.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brucoli journey planner.

Traveling by journey from Reggio Calabria to Brucoli takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Reggio Calabria in September since evenings lows in Brucoli dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Catania.

Things to do in Brucoli

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Augusta, Lentini, Ferla, Palazzolo Acreide, Buccheri
Highlights from your plan
Necropolis of Pantalica ©
Necropolis of Pantalica
Basilica di San Sebastiano ©
Basilica di San Sebastiano
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate ©
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate

1
night
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Collegiata and then ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Catania trip planner.

You can drive from Brucoli to Catania in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Taormina, Castello Normanno - Museo Civico, Basilica di San Sebastiano
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Sebastiano ©
Basilica di San Sebastiano
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca ©
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca
Duomo di Taormina ©
Duomo di Taormina

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