20 days in Rome & Southern Italy Itinerary

20 days in Rome & Southern Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Rome & Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Naples
— 4 nights
Subway + Taxi:  2 h
3
Amalfi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Capri, Island of Capri
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Newark

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Colle del Gianicolo, Pantheon, Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musei Capitolini and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Colosseum and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online vacation builder .

Philadelphia, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. September in Rome sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pompeii Archaeological Park. You'll explore and learn at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Galleria Borbonica. Get a sense of the local culture at Underground Naples and Vomero. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Sommerso di Gaiola - Area Marina Protetta, wander the streets of Piazza dei Martiri, and appreciate the history behind Monumento ai Martiri Napoletani.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

4
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo della Carta and Diocesan Museum of Amalfi. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Centro Storico. Step out of Amalfi with an excursion to Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano in Positano--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di castiglione, ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, and appreciate the views at Valle dei Mulini.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amalfi travel route planner .

Do a combination of subway and taxi from Naples to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in September since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Capri.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

6
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Relax by the water at Marina Grande Public Beach and Marina Piccola. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Jovis and Chiesa San Michele. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, and get great views at Belvedere Cannone.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Capri route planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Capri by car takes about 3.5 hours. September in Capri sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F at night. You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Anacapri
Highlights from your plan
Marina Grande Public Beach ©
Marina Grande Public Beach
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
White Grotta ©
White Grotta

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