6 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

6 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy sightseeing planner

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Train
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Sorrento
— 1 day
Ferry
2
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry to Sorrento, Drive to Maratea
3
Maratea
— 1 night
Drive
4
Matera
— 1 night
Drive
5
Naples
— 2 nights
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Sorrento

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and finally make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sorrento trip itinerary builder site.

Rome to Sorrento is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sorrento, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Anacapri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Anacapri, Island of Capri

— 1 night
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, stroll through Giardini di Augusto, explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, then pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, then explore the galleries of Villa San Michele, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Anacapri itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Anacapri in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Anacapri are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maratea.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Maratea

— 1 night
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, enjoy the sand and surf at La Secca, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Mirto Solarium Bar.

Make your Maratea itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Anacapri to Maratea in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Maratea

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Matera

— 1 night

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 28th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria de Idris, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Matera, and finally explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Matera road trip planner.

Drive from Maratea to Matera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 29th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church, explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, then explore the galleries of LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, then explore the gorgeous colors at Posillipo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro, explore the world behind art at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, explore the world behind art at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero delle Fontanelle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Naples trip planner.

Drive from Matera to Naples in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naples when traveling from Matera in April, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife