55 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

55 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 8 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 5 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 8 nights
Ferry
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Sorrento
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Ravello
— 7 nights
Drive
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Palinuro
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tropea
— 6 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 7 nights
Fly

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Naples

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 Pompeii Archaeological Park and Castel dell'Ovo. Step off the beaten path and head to Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro and Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Pompeii (Bosco de Medici Winery, Lupanar, &more), Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Castello Aragonese (in Agropoli). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cimitero delle Fontanelle, see the interesting displays at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church, and get to know the fascinating history of Paestum Ruins.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary site.

Melbourne, Australia to Naples is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Naples: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

5
nights
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Negombo and Monte Epomeo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chiesa del Soccorso and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia. Explore Forio's surroundings by going to Procida (Museo Casa di Graziella, Terra Murata, &more) and Ischia (Maronti Beach & Chiesa di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli).

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Forio itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Naples to Forio in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Forio can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

8
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Villa San Michele and Cimitero Acattolico (The Non-Catholic Cemetery) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Monte Solaro and I Faraglioni. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, stroll through Fortini Coastal Walk, see some colorful creatures with Capri Island Tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Capri road trip tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Capri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

7
nights
Sorrento

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Cattedrale di Sorrento. Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Positano (Spiaggia Grande, Absolute Positano, &more), Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata (in Paestum) and Agropoli (Agropoli & Borgo Medievale di Agropoli). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica di Sant'Antonino, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Comunale, make a trip to Piazza Tasso, and do a tasting at I Giardini di Cataldo.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento trip itinerary app.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Sorrento in an hour. September in Sorrento sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ravello.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

7
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Ravello

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Escape the urban bustle at Ravello - Atrani Walk and Valle delle Ferriere. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Rufolo and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Praiano (Spiaggia della Gavitella, Torre di Grado, &more), Tramonti (Monte Finestra & Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L.) and Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience (in Positano). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, and examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Ravello sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

5
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Palinuro

Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro and Baia del Buon Dormire. Take a break from the city and head to Cooperativa Rosa dei Venti and Spiaggia della Marinella. Venture out of the city with trips to Lido Susy Maratea (in Marina di Maratea), Maratea (Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea & La Secca) and Padula (Museo Civico Multimediale & Certosa di Padula). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Cala Bianca Beach, get outside with Servizi Quadrifoglio Palinuro, learn more about the world around you at MUVIP Museo Virtuale del Paleolitico, and Head underground at Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Palinuro driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Palinuro in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Palinuro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

6
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Tropea

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santuario di San Francesco di Paola and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria. Explore hidden gems such as Capo Vaticano and Castello Aragonese di Le Castella. Change things up with these side-trips from Tropea: Pizzo (Piedigrotta Church & Castello Aragonese Murat), Santuario S. Maria del Carmelo (in Palmi) and Chianalea di Scilla (in Scilla). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Spiaggia di Riaci, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Michelino Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tropea holiday builder website.

Drive from Palinuro to Tropea in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Tropea sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

7
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Matera

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.
Visiting Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Dolomiti Discovery will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cripta del Peccato Originale and Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matera: Chiesa e Convento di Santa Chiara (in Tricarico), Castello Di Lagopesole (in Lagopesole) and Volo dell'Angelo (in Castelmezzano). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, do a tasting at Cantine del Notaio, and don't miss a visit to Casa Noha.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Matera road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Matera takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tropea in October, you will find days in Matera are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips