60 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

60 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy trip planner

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Matera
— 7 nights
Drive
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Le Castella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reggio Calabria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tropea
— 3 nights
Drive
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Maratea
— 7 nights
Drive
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Marina di Camerota
— 5 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 11 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 5 nights
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Procida
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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.
Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Church of Santa Maria de Idris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Sassi in Miniatura. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Melfi (Melfi Castle & Chiesa del Carmine), Cantine del Notaio (in Rionero in Vulture) and Il Castello di Policoro (Palazzo Baronale o Palazzo Berlingieri) (in Policoro). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Rocca Imperiale, and stop by Volo dell'Angelo.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Matera trip itinerary maker tool.

Indianapolis, USA to Matera is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. June in Matera sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Le Castella.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Le Castella

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santissima Immacolata e San Michele, admire the sheer force of Sena Park, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Le Castella, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese di Le Castella. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge Rosse, then take a memorable tour with Centro Sub Le Castella, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Visitazione della Beata Vergine Maria.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Castella driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Matera to Le Castella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Le Castella

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and Museo Diocesano. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lungomare Falcomata and Chianalea di Scilla. Venture out of the city with trips to Cattedrale di Gerace (in Gerace), Pentedattilo (in Melito di Porto Salvo) and Castello Ruffo di Scilla (in Scilla). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattolica di Stilo, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Stilo, stroll around Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea, and delve into the distant past at Area Archeologica Archeoderi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Reggio Calabria road trip planning app.

Drive from Le Castella to Reggio Calabria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Tropea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Tropea

— 3 nights
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 The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola and Castello Aragonese Murat. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Piedigrotta Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tropea: Le Terme Romane di Acconia di Curinga (in Curinga) and Parco Archeologico di Mileto Antica (in Mileto). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Michelino Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, and stroll through Spiaggia di Riaci.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tropea trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Tropea takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Tropea when traveling from Reggio Calabria in July, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maratea

— 7 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea and Certosa di Padula. Get some historical perspective at Santuario di San Francesco di Paola and Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maratea: Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab) (in Cosenza), Eremo di San Michele a le Grottelle (in Padula) and Villa Comunale (in Paola). The adventure continues: stroll through Il Mirto Solarium Bar, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Biagio, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castelcivita.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Maratea day trip website.

Drive from Tropea to Maratea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marina di Camerota.

Things to do in Maratea

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Marina di Camerota

— 5 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Storico de Roccagloriosa and Parco Archeologico di Elea - Velia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Lombardi and Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Martiri. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marina di Camerota: Spiaggia di Pisciotta Marina (in Marina di Pisciotta) and Ruderi del Castello di Sasso di Castalda (in Sasso di Castalda).

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marina di Camerota tour itinerary app.

Drive from Maratea to Marina di Camerota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Marina di Camerota

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castel dell'Ovo and Cimitero delle Fontanelle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castel Sant'Elmo and Gesu Nuovo Church. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Caseificio Jemma (in Battipaglia), Oasi Valle della Caccia (in Senerchia) and Chiesa Madonna delle Grazie (in Oliveto Citra). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, explore the world behind art at Santuario di Montevergine, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario dell'Addolorata di Castelpetroso.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

Drive from Marina di Camerota to Naples in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 5 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Francis Church and Convent and Scavi di Stabia. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di Sant'Antonino and Il Vallone dei Mulini. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Agropoli (Agropoli & Borgo Medievale di Agropoli), Domus Cornelia (in Pompeii) and Approdo Thalasso Spa (in San Marco). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Faito e Panorama, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, and take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sorrento online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In July in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Anacapri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Anacapri, Island of Capri

— 4 nights
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Monte Solaro and Chiesa San Michele. Villa San Michele and Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Capri (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria a Cetrella, Head underground at White Grotta, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Sofia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto.

To plan Anacapri vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Anacapri in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Anacapri are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Anacapri

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 5 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) and Negombo. Chiesa del Soccorso and Chiesa di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Forio: Ischia Porto (Ischia Diving & Chiesa dell'Addolorata) and Maronti Beach (in Ischia).

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Forio holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Anacapri to Forio in 2 hours. In August in Forio, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Procida.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Procida

— 4 nights
Procida is one of the Flegrean Islands off the coast of Naples in southern Italy. Step off the beaten path and head to Terra Murata and Riserva Naturale Statale Isola di Vivara. Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbazia San Michele Arcangelo and Parrocchia della Santissima Annunziata. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along The Port of Corricella, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia del Pozzo Vecchio, enjoy the sand and surf at Chiaiolella, and don't miss a visit to Museo Casa di Graziella.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Procida trip itinerary maker website.

You can travel from Forio to Procida in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Procida

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches