23 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

23 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy tour itinerary builder

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Matera
— 1 night
Drive
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Civita
— 1 night
Drive
3
Paestum
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ravello
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 5 nights
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Matera

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, make a trip to Casa Noha, and then stroll around Parco IV Novembre. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo, stop by Arterego di Margherita Albanese, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then walk around Parco della Murgia Materana, then don't miss a visit to Chiese rupestri Madonna delle Virtu e San Nicola dei Greci, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Matera online trip builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Matera is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Matera is 9 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Matera: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Civita.

Things to do in Matera

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Civita

— 1 night
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Etonico Arbresh, then identify plant and animal life at Setteventi del Pollino, and finally snap pictures at Il ponte del diavolo.

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Traveling by car from Matera to Civita takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paestum.

Things to do in Civita

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Paestum

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Le Mura, make a trip to Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum, then explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins, and finally look for gifts at Bazar Cerere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Bora Bora Sun, relax in the rural setting at Caseificio Rivabianca, then gain insight at Azienda Agrituristica Seliano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paestum vacation app.

You can drive from Civita to Paestum in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Ravello

— 4 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte di Suppraiano (in Praiano) and Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, hike along Sentiero dei Limoni, make a trip to Vicoli, scale e archi, and take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ravello trip planning site.

Getting from Paestum to Ravello by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 5 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to I Faraglioni, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, contemplate the long history of Villa Jovis, and get great views at Belvedere Cannone.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Capri online travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ravello to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Positano (Spiaggia Grande, Food Tours, &more). Dedicate the 17th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, get to know the fascinating history of Corso Italia, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Sorrento takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Naples

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri & Temple of Apollo). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, and admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Naples trip planning app.

You can drive from Sorrento to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips