57 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

57 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy Trip Planner

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 24 nights
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Isernia
— 2 nights
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Reggio Calabria
— 2 nights
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Rossano
— 4 nights
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Praia A Mare
— 3 nights
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Matera
— 3 nights
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Potenza
— 2 nights
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Paestum
— 4 nights
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Drive to Sorrento, Ferry to Ischia, Drive to Forio
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Naples

— 24 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Anacapri (Blue Grotto & Villa San Michele), Amalfi (Torre dello Ziro, Museo della Carta, &more) and Pompeii (Terme del Foro, Via dell'Abbondanza - Excavations, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Naples is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Naples is minus 9 hours. In December, Naples is colder than Sydney - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Isernia.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Isernia

— 2 nights
Isernia is a town and comune in the southern Italian region of Molise, and the capital of province of Isernia.GeographySituated on a rocky crest rising from 350to between the Carpino and the Sordo rivers, the plan of Isernia still reflects the ancient layout of the Roman town, with a central wide street, the cardo maximus, still represented by Corso Marcelli, and side streets at right angles on both sides.The commune of Isernia includes 16 frazioni. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): indulge in some culinary diversions at Caseificio DI Nucci, delve into the distant past at Door Terravecchia - Excavations of Saepinum at Altilia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo dei Misteri.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Isernia trip builder website.

Drive from Naples to Isernia in 1.5 hours. In January in Isernia, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Isernia

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria

— 2 nights
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 25th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco, indulge in some culinary diversions at Da Cesare Gelateria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Assunta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Ottimati. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with NewKiteZone Kitesurf, make a trip to Pentedattilo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary Hermit of Santa Maria della Stella.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reggio Calabria itinerary maker site.

Drive from Isernia to Reggio Calabria in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Isernia in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Reggio Calabria, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rossano.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Rossano

— 4 nights
Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rossano: Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea (in Catanzaro), Il ponte del diavolo (in Civita) and Abbazia Florense (in San Giovanni in Fiore). There's much more to do: make a splash at AcquaPark Odissea 2000, delve into the distant past at Da Capo Colonna a Le Castella, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons, and don't miss a visit to Castello Aragonese di Le Castella.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rossano tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Reggio Calabria to Rossano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Praia A Mare.

Things to do in Rossano

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Praia A Mare

— 3 nights
Praia a Mare is a town and comune of the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Praia A Mare side-trips: Papasidero (Grotta del Romito & Rafting Adventure Lao) and Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea (in Maratea). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Island Dino, kick back and relax at La Secca, make a trip to Santuario Diocesano Madonna della Grotta, and explore the striking landscape of Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Praia A Mare trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Rossano to Praia A Mare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Praia A Mare

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Matera

— 3 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 out of Matera with an excursion to Archeoart in Policoro--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sassi di Matera, examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, and explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Matera trip maker tool.

You can drive from Praia A Mare to Matera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February in Matera, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Potenza.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Potenza

— 2 nights
Potenza is a city and comune in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata (former Lucania).Capital of the Province of Potenza and the Basilicata region, the city is the highest regional capital and one of the highest provincial capitals in Italy, overlooking the valley of the Basento river in the Apennine Mountains of Lucania, east of Salerno. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo del Cognome, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Padula, and then stop by Volo dell'Angelo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Battistero Paleocristiano San Giovanni in Fonte, steep yourself in history at Certosa di San Lorenzo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Acerenza Cathedral.

Discover how to plan a Potenza trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Matera to Potenza in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Potenza

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Paestum

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paestum: Salerno (Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno, Cilento, &more).

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paestum online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Potenza to Paestum takes 1.5 hours. In February in Paestum, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 3 nights
Step out of Forio to go to Ischia Porto and see Aenaria Beauty Center, which is approximately 36 minutes away.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Forio trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paestum to Forio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Forio

Spas · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips