23 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

23 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy holiday maker

Make it your trip
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Naples
— 5 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cetara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 2 nights
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Reggio Calabria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sicili
— 1 night
Drive
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Cerchiara di Calabria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 1 night
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Naples

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Underground Naples. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Cappella Sansevero and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Venture out of the city with trips to Reggia di Caserta (in Caserta) and Azienda Agraria Guerrieri (in Piagge). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, kick back and relax at Bagno Elena, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and head outdoors with L'Arenile di Bagnoli.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples route planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Naples is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Naples. In June, Naples is somewhat warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Positano

— 5 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Get some cultural insight at Absolute Positano and Correale di Terranova Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini) and Sorrento (Museobottega della Tarsialignea, Piazza Tasso, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo, view the masterpieces at Art & Craft Gallery, shop like a local with Miniaci Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Il Gusto della Costa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll set off for Cetara on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Cetara

— 2 nights
Cetara is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Lannio, then take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche, then do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Badia della Santissima Trinita'. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get outside with Chalet de Mar and then steep yourself in history at Villa Romana e Antiquarium.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cetara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Cetara takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Paestum.

Things to do in Cetara

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Paestum

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Baia di Trentova, explore the ancient world of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paestum Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena, then stop by Bazar Cerere, then delve into the distant past at Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, and finally step into the grandiose world of Borgo Medievale di Agropoli.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paestum online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cetara to Paestum in 1.5 hours. July in Paestum sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Reggio Calabria

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Opere di Rabarama, then go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Chianalea Scilla 1992, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Coco Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Reggio Calabria journey maker app.

Getting from Paestum to Reggio Calabria by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Reggio Calabria, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Sicili.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sicili

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Oasi WWF di Morigerati, kick back and relax at Lo Sbarco dei 300, then make a trip to Concattedrale Santa Maria Assunta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico de Roccagloriosa.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sicili trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Sicili takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cerchiara di Calabria.

Things to do in Sicili

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Cerchiara di Calabria

— 2 nights
Cerchiara di Calabria is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, part of the Calabria region of southern Italy.Located in the Pollino National Park, Cercharia occupies the ancient site of Arponium in Magna Graecia, later known as Circlarium. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Morano Calabro and then get engrossed in the history at National Archeological Museum of Sibaritide. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sea and Beach in Roseto Capo Spulico, then take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cerchiara di Calabria trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Sicili to Cerchiara di Calabria takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Cerchiara di Calabria

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura, see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, and finally steep yourself in history at Cripta del Peccato Originale.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Matera trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cerchiara di Calabria to Matera takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Matera are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Matera

Museums · Historic Sites