19 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

19 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Tropea
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Maratea
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Palinuro
— 3 nights
Drive to Sorrento, Ferry to Anacapri
5
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
6
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Naples
7
Naples
— 4 nights
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Matera

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiesa San Giovanni Battista and Church of Santa Maria de Idris. Visiting Lido Maraja and Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Matera side-trips: Centro Storico di Craco (in Craco) and Chiesa di San Rocco (in Pomarico). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, make a trip to Casa Noha, contemplate the long history of Cripta del Peccato Originale, and see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Matera journey planner.

London, UK to Matera is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In July, Matera is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
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 30th (Thu): stroll through Spiaggia di Riaci, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Capo Vaticano, and finally kick back and relax at Grotticelle beach. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese Murat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piedigrotta Church, then kick back and relax at Michelino Beach, then have fun and explore at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tropea trip itinerary site.

Getting from Matera to Tropea by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In July in Tropea, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Maratea

Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Arco Magno, step off the mainland to explore Island Dino, then kick back and relax at La Secca, then appreciate the history behind Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dell'Immacolata. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Piazzetta Buraglia.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Maratea trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Maratea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
nights
Palinuro

Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia della Marinella and Cala Bianca Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Calanca Beach and Baia del Buon Dormire. Get out of town with these interesting Palinuro side-trips: Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Martiri (in Lentiscosa) and Area Marina Protetta Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta (in Marina di Camerota). There's lots more to do: get outside with Servizi Quadrifoglio Palinuro, make a trip to Baia Infreschi - Marina di Camerota, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Palinuro trip planner.

Getting from Maratea to Palinuro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Anacapri.

Things to do in Palinuro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

1
night
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Michele, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, contemplate the long history of Villa San Michele, take some stellar pictures from Monte Solaro, then pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, and finally Head underground at White Grotta.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Anacapri trip planning app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Palinuro to Anacapri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train, subway, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Anacapri are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Step out of the city life by going to Terra Murata and Spiaggia di Cava dell'Isola. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia del Pozzo Vecchio and Spiaggia di Citara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Forio: The Port of Corricella (in Procida) and Maronti Beach (in Ischia).

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Forio trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Anacapri to Forio by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Forio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

4
nights
Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kids will enjoy Forum and Il Vallone dei Mulini. Get some historical perspective at Catacombe di San Gaudioso and Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Sorrento (St Francis Church and Convent, Piazza Tasso, &more) and Agropoli (Castello Aragonese, Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, &more). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Vulcano Solfatara, stroll the grounds of Cimitero delle Fontanelle, delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, and pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Naples holiday maker tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips