22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Naples
— 3 nights
2
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
3
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
4
Agropoli
— 3 nights
5
Padula
— 2 nights
6
Maratea
— 2 nights
7
Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
8
Pizzo
— 1 night
9
Matera
— 4 nights

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get a sense of the local culture at Castel dell'Ovo and LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Neapolis Buried and Santuario di Montevergine. Step out of Naples to go to Salerno and see Duomo di Salerno, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, contemplate the long history of Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples visit planner.

Boise, USA to Naples is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Boise to Naples. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naples when traveling from Boise in August, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Santuario di Montevergine, Duomo di Salerno
Highlights from your plan
Gesu Nuovo Church ©
Gesu Nuovo Church
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea ©
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea
Santuario di Montevergine ©
Santuario di Montevergine

3
nights
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) and Chiesa di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Port of Corricella and Terra Murata. Get out of town with these interesting Forio side-trips: Ischia (Maronti Beach, Perrazzo Vini d'Ischia, &more).

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Forio trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Naples to Forio in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Forio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ischia, Lacco Ameno, Procida, Isola d'Ischia
Highlights from your plan
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
Museo Civico del Torrione ©
Museo Civico del Torrione
Perrazzo Vini d'Ischia ©
Perrazzo Vini d'Ischia

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Casa Rossa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, thensteep yourself in history at Villa San Michele, thentake a memorable drive along Via Krupp, and finally admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Capri itinerary planning app.

Getting from Forio to Capri by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Capri are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Agropoli.

Things to do in Capri

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Anacapri
Highlights from your plan
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto
Natural Arch ©
Natural Arch

3
nights
Agropoli

Agropoli ©
Agropoli is a town and comune, former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see located in the Cilento area of the province of Salerno, Campania, Italy. Get some cultural insight at Borgo Medievale di Agropoli and Chiesa Madre dei Santi Pietro e Paolo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro and Spiaggia della Marinella. Step out of Agropoli to go to Palinuro and see Baia del Buon Dormire, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, don't miss a visit to Agropoli, look for gifts at Tenuta Vannulo, and steep yourself in history at La Fornace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Agropoli trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Agropoli in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Padula.

Things to do in Agropoli

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palinuro, Tenuta Vannulo
Highlights from your plan
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli ©
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Chiesa Madre dei Santi Pietro e Paolo ©
Chiesa Madre dei Santi Pietro e Paolo

2
nights
Padula

Padula ©
Padula is a comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): Head underground at Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Certosa di Padula. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Castello di Laurenzana, examine the collection at Grumentum, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Alta Val d'Agri - Grumento Nova, and finally Head underground at Oasi WWF di Morigerati.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Padula using our trip planner.

Drive from Agropoli to Padula in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Padula

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grumento Nova, Castello di Laurenzana, Oasi WWF di Morigerati, Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta
Highlights from your plan
Certosa di Padula ©
Certosa di Padula
Castello di Laurenzana ©
Castello di Laurenzana

2
nights
Maratea

Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at La Secca, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dell'Immacolata, and finally make a trip to Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): head off the coast to Island Dino, thenmake a trip to Arco Magno, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Il Mirto Solarium Bar.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Maratea itinerary planner.

Getting from Padula to Maratea by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Maratea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Island Dino, Arco Magno
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea ©
Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea
Chiesa dell'Immacolata ©
Chiesa dell'Immacolata

1
night
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Maria S.S Immacolata di Scilla e Favazzina, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, contemplate the long history of Santuario dell'Eremo - "Santuario Madonna della Consolazione", thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Reggio Calabria trip planner.

Getting from Maratea to Reggio Calabria by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Reggio Calabria can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Pizzo.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Scilla
Highlights from your plan
Castello Ruffo di Scilla ©
Castello Ruffo di Scilla
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata

1
night
Pizzo

Pizzo ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to I Vicoli di Pizzo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese Murat, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Piedigrotta Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Francesco di Paola, and finally explore the ancient world of Le Terme Romane di Acconia di Curinga.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Pizzo trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Reggio Calabria to Pizzo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Pizzo, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Pizzo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Terme Romane di Acconia di Curinga
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese Murat ©
Castello Aragonese Murat
Piedigrotta Church ©
Piedigrotta Church
Chiesa San Francesco di Paola ©
Chiesa San Francesco di Paola

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico di Craco and Church of Santa Maria de Idris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello Di Lagopesole and Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina. Explore Matera's surroundings by going to I Giardini Murati (in Policoro), Castello di Rocca Imperiale (in Rocca Imperiale) and Volo dell'Angelo (in Castelmezzano). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Torture and Martyrdom, make a trip to Casa Noha, and examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Matera journey builder app.

Drive from Pizzo to Matera in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Matera are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castello Di Lagopesole, I Giardini Murati, Castello di Rocca Imperiale, Volo dell'Angelo, Centro Storico di Craco
Highlights from your plan
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris
Castello Di Lagopesole ©
Castello Di Lagopesole

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