21 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

21 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Hailey
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Capo Vaticano
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Laino Borgo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pertosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Palinuro
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Capri, Island of Capri
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Hailey

1
night
Capo Vaticano

Capo Vaticano ©
On the 26th (Sun), kick back and relax at Praia i Focu, stroll through Capo Vaticano, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia di Fuoco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Spiaggia di Torre Marino, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicola, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Capo Vaticano, use our trip itinerary maker.

Hailey, USA to Capo Vaticano is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Hailey to Capo Vaticano. Traveling from Hailey in May, expect Capo Vaticano to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Laino Borgo.

Things to do in Capo Vaticano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Torre Marino, Chiesa di San Nicola
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Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Spiaggia di Torre Marino ©
Spiaggia di Torre Marino
Praia di Fuoco ©
Praia di Fuoco

2
nights
Laino Borgo

Laino Borgo ©
Laino Borgo is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. On the 28th (Tue), get outside with Associazione Viaggiare nel Pollino and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Laino Borgo online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Capo Vaticano to Laino Borgo in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Laino Borgo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Associazione Viaggiare nel Pollino, Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino
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Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino ©
Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Matera

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 30th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, then explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and finally make a trip to Casa Noha. On the next day, make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, stroll through Parco della Murgia Materana, steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, then delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale, then make a trip to Piazza Duomo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Matera trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Laino Borgo to Matera by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Pertosa.

Things to do in Matera

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cattedrale di Matera ©
Cattedrale di Matera
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris

2
nights
Pertosa

Pertosa ©
Pertosa is a village and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. On the 1st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi Valle della Caccia, Head underground at Grotte di Castelcivita, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Caggiano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Madre di San Pietro Apostolo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Certosa di Padula.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Pertosa day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matera to Pertosa takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Pertosa when traveling from Matera in May, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Pertosa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Castello di Caggiano, Grotte di Castelcivita, Oasi Valle della Caccia, Chiesa Madre di San Pietro Apostolo, Certosa di Padula
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Oasi Valle della Caccia ©
Oasi Valle della Caccia
Grotte di Castelcivita ©
Grotte di Castelcivita
Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta ©
Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta

3
nights
Palinuro

Palinuro ©
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro and Apnea Porto Infreschi. Escape the urban bustle at Baia del Buon Dormire and Spiaggia della Marinella. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palinuro: Marina di Camerota (MUVIP Museo Virtuale del Paleolitico & Grotta Preistorica della Cala), Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea (in Maratea) and Oasi WWF di Morigerati (in Morigerati).

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palinuro trip planner .

You can drive from Pertosa to Palinuro in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marina di Camerota, Oasi WWF di Morigerati, Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea
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Spiaggia della Marinella ©
Spiaggia della Marinella
Apnea Porto Infreschi ©
Apnea Porto Infreschi
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro ©
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Walking tours and Parco Astarita. Step off the beaten path and head to Giardini di Augusto and Villa San Michele. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri, head outdoors with Le Ondine Beach Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortini Coastal Walk, and explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Capri tour planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Palinuro to Capri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train, subway, and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Anacapri, Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri
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Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk
Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri ©
Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri
Le Ondine Beach Club ©
Le Ondine Beach Club

2
nights
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, contemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), then hike along Sentiero Serrara Fontana a Sant’Angelo, then stroll through Sentiero Baia della Pelara, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vito. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Epomeo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gardenia Mare, and then stop by I Sapori dell’Isola d’Ischia.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Forio day trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Forio takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Forio can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Isola d'Ischia, I Sapori dell’Isola d’Ischia, Sentiero Serrara Fontana a Sant’Angelo, Sentiero Baia della Pelara
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Gardenia Mare ©
Gardenia Mare
Monte Epomeo ©
Monte Epomeo
Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church, see the interesting displays at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, steep yourself in history at Castel dell'Ovo, then make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, contemplate the geological forces at Vulcano Solfatara, then explore the gorgeous colors at Posillipo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip maker .

Ride a ferry from Forio to Naples in 1.5 hours. June in Naples sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, Vulcano Solfatara
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Posillipo ©
Posillipo
Vulcano Solfatara
Vulcano Solfatara
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea ©
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea

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