28 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

28 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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28 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+5
Fly + Train + Foot + Subway + Foot + Ferry:  27 h
1
Capri, Island of Capri
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Naples
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Positano
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Maiori
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Paestum
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Blue Grotto and Marina Piccola. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, Head underground at Red Grotta, head outdoors with Le Ondine Beach Club, and stroll through Marina Grande Public Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri tour site .

Melbourne, Australia to Capri is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Capri reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Speed Boats Tours
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Marina Di Vietri and Lido Eureka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Salerno (Speed Boats Tours, Cilento, &more), Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii) and Sorrento (Fishing Charters & Tours, Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, stroll through Bagno Ideal, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Capri to Naples takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Salerno, Sorrento, Villa dei Misteri
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get outside with Walk of the Gods, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Naples to Positano by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In July in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Maiori.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Praiano
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

4
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spiaggia di castiglione and Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maiori: Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini) and Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, stroll through Spiaggia Lannio, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Maiori tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Positano to Maiori in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Maiori are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Maiori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Spiaggia Lannio, Lido Capo di Conca, Spiaggia di Atrani
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Sentiero dei Limoni ©
Sentiero dei Limoni

5
nights
Paestum

Paestum ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Il Mirto Solarium Bar and Nevada Park Amusement Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro (in Palinuro), MUVIP Museo Virtuale del Paleolitico (in Marina di Camerota) and Oasi Valle della Caccia (in Senerchia).

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paestum tour site .

Drive from Maiori to Paestum in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paestum can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paestum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oasi Valle della Caccia, Il Mirto Solarium Bar, MUVIP Museo Virtuale del Paleolitico, Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro
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Oasi Valle della Caccia ©
Oasi Valle della Caccia
Nevada Park Amusement Park ©
Nevada Park Amusement Park
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro ©
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro

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