25 days in Tel Aviv & Southern Italy Itinerary

25 days in Tel Aviv & Southern Italy Itinerary

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25 days in Tel Aviv & Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 11 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
2
Matera, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

11
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Western Wall and Mt of Olives. Museum-lovers will appreciate Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Nazareth Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tel Aviv: Jerusalem (The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Garden of Gethsemane, & more), Capernaum (Mount of Beatitudes & Church of the Multiplication) and Church of the Primacy of Peter (in Tabgha). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, delve into the distant past at Tel Megiddo National Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tel Aviv visit planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Tel Aviv is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Edmonton to Tel Aviv. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in November: high temperatures in Tel Aviv hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Matera.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Nazareth, Capernaum, Masada Fortress, The Baha'i Gardens
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2
nights
Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, contemplate the long history of Complesso Rupestre San Giorgio, then get a taste of the local shopping with Massimo Casiello - Tornitura Artistica del Legno, then see a world frozen in time at MEC - Emotional Museum of Craco, and finally delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Matera online vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tel Aviv to Matera in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in December: high temperatures in Matera hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Matera

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

MEC - Emotional Museum of Craco, La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino ©
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
You'll explore and learn at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ravello Arte. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Miniaci Art Gallery).

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ravello trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Matera to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Ravello is a bit warmer than Matera - with highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Cappella Sansevero and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Visit Pompeii Archaeological Park and Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli for their historical value. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno) and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and explore the historical opulence of Castel dell'Ovo.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Naples. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Duomo di Salerno, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Highlights from your plan
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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