45 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

45 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy travel planner

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Matera
— 6 nights
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Capo Vaticano
— 2 nights
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Palinuro
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maiori
— 5 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 6 nights
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Naples
— 11 nights
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Matera

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina. Visiting Sci Club Terranova del Pollino and Parco Regionale di Gallipoli Cognato - Piccole Dolomiti Lucane will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Chiesa e Convento di Santa Chiara (in Tricarico), Castello di Rocca Imperiale (in Rocca Imperiale) and Chiesa di San Rocco (in Pomarico). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, examine the collection at MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, learn about winemaking at Cantine del Notaio, and contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Matera travel route planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Matera is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vilnius to Matera, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vilnius in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Matera: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Capo Vaticano.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Capo Vaticano

— 2 nights
Capo Vaticano is a wide bathing place in the Municipality of Ricadi in Calabria, Italy. On the 11th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta dello Scheletro, look for gifts at Cantina Masicei, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia di Fuoco, and finally kick back and relax at Capo Vaticano. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Spiaggia di Torre Marino, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Formicoli, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Riaci, and finally stroll through Spiaggia di Scalea.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Capo Vaticano trip maker.

You can drive from Matera to Capo Vaticano in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Matera, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Capo Vaticano, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palinuro.

Things to do in Capo Vaticano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Palinuro

— 4 nights
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Get outdoors at Baia del Buon Dormire and River Rafting & Tubing. Your inner history buff will appreciate Certosa di Padula and Battistero Paleocristiano San Giovanni in Fonte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palinuro: Setteventi del Pollino (in Civita) and Area Marina Protetta Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta (in Marina di Camerota). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia della Marinella, see the interesting displays at MUVIP Museo Virtuale del Paleolitico, look for gifts at Momenti Di Vanita - Profumeria Cosmetica Accessori, and Head underground at Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Palinuro road trip planning tool.

Drive from Capo Vaticano to Palinuro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paestum

— 4 nights
Get some cultural insight at Castello Aragonese and Santuario Sant'Antonio. Step off the beaten path and head to Tenuta Vannulo and Santuario Santa Maria a Mare. Explore Paestum's surroundings by going to Parco archeologico urbano dell'antica Volcei (in Buccino), Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta (in Pertosa) and Taverna Penta - Caseificio e Yogurteria (in Pontecagnano Faiano).

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paestum visit planning app.

You can drive from Palinuro to Paestum in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Maiori.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Maiori

— 5 nights
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Get some cultural insight at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Duomo di Ravello. We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia di castiglione and Spiaggia Lannio. Go for a jaunt from Maiori to Ravello to see Villa Cimbrone Gardens about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Valle delle Ferriere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maiori road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Paestum to Maiori takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Maiori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Positano

— 6 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Santa Maria Assunta and Cappella Madonna di Costantinopoli. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monte Faito e Panorama and Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Massa Lubrense (Sentieri di Massa Lubrense & Baia di Ieranto), Chiesa dei Frati Cappuccini (in Sant'Agnello) and Sorrento (SyArt, Il Vallone dei Mulini, &more). There's still lots to do: cool off at Fornillo, kick back and relax at Spiagge Le Praie, look for gifts at Emporio della Ceramica, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Positano holiday planner.

You can drive from Maiori to Positano in 1.5 hours. In February in Positano, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 6 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa San Michele and Castello Barbarossa. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiesa San Michele and Castiglione. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, admire the masterpieces at Museo Ignazio Cerio, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach, and Head underground at White Grotta.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Capri online travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Capri are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Naples

— 11 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get outdoors at Vulcano Solfatara and Vesuvio National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castel dell'Ovo and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Pompeii (Centro Commerciale La Cartiera, Casa del Fauno, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church, engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pio Monte della Misericordia.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Naples tour site.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips