21 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

21 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Drive to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Fly to Lamezia Terme Airport, Drive to Capo Vaticano
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Capo Vaticano
— 1 night
Drive
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Laino Borgo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pertosa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palinuro
— 3 nights
Drive to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Naples
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Naples
— 2 nights
Fly to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Drive to Hailey

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Capo Vaticano

— 1 night
Capo Vaticano is a wide bathing place in the Municipality of Ricadi in Calabria, Italy. On the 26th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia di Fuoco. On your second day here, head outdoors with Spiaggia di Torre Marino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicola, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Capo Vaticano trip builder tool.

Hailey, USA to Capo Vaticano is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Hailey to Capo Vaticano due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hailey in May, with highs in Capo Vaticano at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Laino Borgo.

Things to do in Capo Vaticano

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Laino Borgo

— 2 nights
Laino Borgo is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. On the 28th (Tue), trek along with Viaggiare nel Pollino and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Laino Borgo trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Capo Vaticano to Laino Borgo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Laino Borgo

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Matera

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Noha. On the next day, make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, walk around Parco della Murgia Materana, steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, then explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Matera trip planner.

You can drive from Laino Borgo to Matera in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Matera are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Pertosa.

Things to do in Matera

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Pertosa

— 2 nights
Pertosa is a village and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Oasi Valle della Caccia, Head underground at Grotte di Castelcivita, and then Head underground at Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Caggiano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Madre di San Pietro Apostolo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Padula.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pertosa road trip planning site.

Getting from Matera to Pertosa by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Matera in May, Pertosa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palinuro

— 3 nights
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia della Marinella and Oasi WWF di Morigerati. Escape the urban bustle at Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro and Apnea Porto Infreschi. Go for a jaunt from Palinuro to Maratea to see Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Buon Dormire, Head underground at Grotta Preistorica della Cala, and see the interesting displays at MUVIP Museo Virtuale del Paleolitico.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Palinuro trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Pertosa to Palinuro in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Palinuro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 3 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fortini Coastal Walk and Le Ondine Beach Club. Take a break from the city and head to Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri and I Faraglioni. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, identify plant and animal life at Parco Astarita, and take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Capri day trip site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Palinuro to Capri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Capri are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero Serrara Fontana a Sant’Angelo, then trek along Sentiero Baia della Pelara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vito. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Epomeo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gardenia Mare, and then look for gifts at I Sapori dell’Isola d’Ischia.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Forio trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Forio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Naples

— 2 nights
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): pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church, steep yourself in history at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, then explore the historical opulence of Castel dell'Ovo, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, then contemplate the geological forces at Vulcano Solfatara, then look for all kinds of wild species at Posillipo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips