29 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

29 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Amalfi
— 6 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Paestum
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Paestum
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 4 nights
Fly

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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. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, &more), Salerno (Stazione Marittima di Salerno, Duomo di Salerno, &more) and Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples tour planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Naples is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Naples is 9 hours. May in Naples sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sorrento: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa e Convento di S. Francesco, and take in the exciting artwork at Marcello Aversa Studio d'Arte.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

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: make a trip to I Faraglioni, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, and stroll through Fortini Coastal Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Capri road trip website.

Getting from Sorrento to Capri by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 6 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amalfi: Praiano (Grotte di Suppraiano & Parrocchia Di San Gennaro). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amalfi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Capri to Amalfi by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Paestum.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paestum

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, make a trip to Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum, then delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, and finally look for gifts at Bazar Cerere. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura, gain insight at Azienda Agrituristica Seliano, then experience rural life at Caseificio Rivabianca, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paestum online trip maker.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Amalfi to Paestum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Matera

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Civita (Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta & Setteventi del Pollino), Basilicata Alpaca (in Acerenza) and Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte (in Salerno). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, make a trip to Chiese rupestri Madonna delle Virtu e San Nicola dei Greci, contemplate the long history of Muro Lucano - Castello, and walk around Parco IV Novembre.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Matera travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paestum to Matera takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paestum in May, plan for little chillier nights in Matera, with lows around 52°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips