21 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

21 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Naples
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Positano
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Maiori
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Matera
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

6
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano) and Salerno (Chiesa di San Pietro in Vinculis, Cappella Santa Maria Delle Grazie Salerno, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica.

To see where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naples holiday website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Naples is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in February, with highs in Naples at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Salerno, Pompeii, Convento di Santa Maria a Castro
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

6
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
When in Positano, make a side trip to see Torre del Capo di Conca in Conca dei Marini, approximately Conca dei Marini away. There's much more to do: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, don't miss a visit to IL Presepe nella Roccia, take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Grado, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Positano by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Naples in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Positano, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Maiori.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Praiano, Torre del Capo di Conca
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I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos ©
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Grotte di Suppraiano ©
Grotte di Suppraiano

4
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Step out of Maiori to go to Ravello and see Villa Cimbrone Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, don't miss a visit to Chiesa Dell'Annunziata, and take some stellar pictures from Torre dello Ziro.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Maiori planning app .

You can drive from Positano to Maiori in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Matera.

Things to do in Maiori

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Atrani, Scala, Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco
Vicoli, scale e archi ©
Vicoli, scale e archi

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matera: Cantine del Notaio (in Rionero in Vulture), Chiesa di Santa Maria ad Nives (in Atella) and Salerno (Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte & TEMPERE Azienda Vitivinicola f.lli Pica). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, explore the landscape on two wheels at Basilicata Mtb, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Etonico Arbresh.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Matera sightseeing website .

Drive from Maiori to Matera in 3 hours. In February, Matera is a bit cooler than Maiori - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Civita, Salerno, Basilicata Mtb, Cantine del Notaio, Chiesa di Santa Maria ad Nives
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta

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