24 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

24 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  15​h
1
Capri, Island of Capri
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Naples
— 6 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Positano
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Matera
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

5
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
We've included these beaches for you: Marina Grande Public Beach and Marina Grande Beach. Villa Jovis and Villa San Michele are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Belvedere Cannone, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, stop by Carthusia, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Capri visit planning website .

Mumbai, India to Capri is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Capri is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Capri: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Speed Boats Tours
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni

6
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Cappella Sansevero and Sol’Art Ceramiche. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia Lannio and Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Centro Commerciale Campania (in Marcianise), Chiesa di San Salvatore a Corte (in Capua) and Salerno (Made In Salerno, Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, & more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Naples tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Capri to Naples in 2.5 hours. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Salerno, Pompeii, Vietri sul Mare, Centro Commerciale Campania, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

7
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Appreciate the collections at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Miniaci Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Parrocchia San Giovanni (in Vietri sul Mare), Ravello (Petit Prince Art Gallery, Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, & more) and Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and stroll through Spiaggia Grande.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by bus from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Marina di Praia Beach, Lido Marinella, Spiaggia di Atrani
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sassi di Matera and Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Etonico Arbresh and Sassi in Miniatura. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matera: Spiagge Le Praie (in Praiano), TEMPERE Azienda Vitivinicola f.lli Pica (in Salerno) and Cantine del Notaio (in Rionero in Vulture). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo della Cultura Arbereshe, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, and see the interesting displays at MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Matera day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Positano to Matera takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Positano in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Matera. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spiagge Le Praie, Museo della Cultura Arbereshe, Museo Etonico Arbresh, Cantine del Notaio, TEMPERE Azienda Vitivinicola f.lli Pica
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Cantine del Notaio ©
Cantine del Notaio

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