31 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

31 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy tour planner

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 3 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amalfi
— 9 nights
Ferry
5
Capri, Island of Capri
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Sorrento
— 6 nights
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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. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Pompeii (Bosco de Medici Winery & Anfiteatro Romano) and Salerno (Giardino della Minerva, Duomo di Salerno, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, and make a trip to Miglio Sacro.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Naples online vacation builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Naples is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July, Naples is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paestum.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Paestum

— 3 nights
Paestum is known for historic sites, beaches, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, relax in the rural setting at Caseificio Rivabianca, get outside with Lido Esercito, and kick back and relax at Otium Mare Felix.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paestum trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Naples to Paestum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in July, Paestum is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Matera

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Sat), stroll around Parco IV Novembre, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, then make a trip to Casa Noha, and finally walk around Parco della Murgia Materana. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, get to know the fascinating history of Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Purgatorio, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Matera holiday planning tool.

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 July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Matera, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Amalfi

— 9 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano), Praiano (Grotte di Suppraiano, Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, &more) and Monte Finestra (in Tramonti). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, catch a ride with Taxis & Shuttles, don't miss a visit to Fiordo di Furore, and head outdoors with Amalfi Coast.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amalfi road trip site.

Traveling by car from Matera to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Matera in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Amalfi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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: take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, stop by Eco Capri, make a trip to Villa Lysis, and take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Capri itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Amalfi to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Amalfi in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Capri, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sorrento: Positano (Positano, Fornillo, &more). Dedicate the 27th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Aranceto Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Antonino, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento day trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Sorrento takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.