50 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

50 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy planner

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Fly to Rome, Train to Piazza Garibaldi, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 6 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 5 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Naples
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Naples
— 8 nights
Drive
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Ravello
— 6 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 7 nights
Drive
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Palinuro
— 5 nights
Drive
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Laino Borgo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reggio Calabria
— 5 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa San Michele and Castiglione. Discover out-of-the-way places like Giardini di Augusto and Marina Grande Beach. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach, and get outside with Le Ondine Beach Club.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Capri journey tool.

Sydney, Australia to Capri is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Capri. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Capri to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 5 nights
Chiesa del Soccorso and Chiesa di San Gaetano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maronti Beach and Spiaggia di Citara. Explore Forio's surroundings by going to Ischia (Atelier delle Dolcezze, Museo del Mare, &more) and Procida (Spiaggia Chiaia, Chiaiolella, &more).

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Forio trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Forio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naples

— 8 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some cultural insight at The Neapolis Buried and Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Posillipo. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Pompeii (Temple of Apollo, Forum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Sommerso di Gaiola - Area Marina Protetta, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, and browse the exhibits of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naples road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Ravello

— 6 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valle delle Ferriere and Ravello - Atrani Walk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Duomo di Ravello. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Positano (Miniaci Art Gallery, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, &more) and Badia della Santissima Trinita' (in Cava De' Tirreni). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Faito e Panorama, hike along Ravello-Minori Walk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Naples in September since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Matera

— 7 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Lama Monachile. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sassi di Matera and Sassi in Miniatura. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Masseria Brancati (in Ostuni), I Pastini (in Martina Franca) and Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni (in Andria). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo, take in the dramatic natural features at Grotta del Trullo, see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, and make a trip to Casa Noha.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Matera journey planner.

Drive from Ravello to Matera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Ravello in September, Matera is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Palinuro

— 5 nights
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Antiquarium - Museo Archeologico and Chiesa Santa Maria Loreto. Explore hidden gems such as Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro and Spiaggia della Marinella. Go for a jaunt from Palinuro to Scario to see Spiaggia Dei Gabbiani about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia della Molpa, get outside with Lido Baia Saracena, and stroll through Net Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Palinuro trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Matera to Palinuro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Laino Borgo.

Things to do in Palinuro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Laino Borgo

— 5 nights
Laino Borgo is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Lido Playa del Sol. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli" and le case del nibbio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Laino Borgo: Padula (Museo del Cognome, Museo Civico Multimediale, &more), Setteventi del Pollino (in Civita) and Museo delle Icone e della Tradizione Bizantina (in Frascineto). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Parco Avventura Gioia, explore the historical opulence of Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio San Marco, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio.

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Getting from Palinuro to Laino Borgo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Laino Borgo

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria

— 5 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. Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia Formicoli and Cala di Rovaglioso. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and Il Parco Archeologico delle Mura Greche. Change things up with these side-trips from Reggio Calabria: Praia di Fuoco (in Capo Vaticano), Gerace (Chiesa di San Giovannello, Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, &more) and Santuario San Nicodemo (in Mammola). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata, see the interesting displays at Museo del Bergamotto, explore the ancient world of Le Tombe Greche, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Reggio Calabria route planning website.

Traveling by car from Laino Borgo to Reggio Calabria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Reggio Calabria, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips