60 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

60 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
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Le Castella
— 4 nights
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Reggio Calabria
— 5 nights
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Tropea
— 6 nights
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Laino Borgo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Palinuro
— 7 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 8 nights
Drive to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 7 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 10 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Naples
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Naples
— 9 nights
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Le Castella

— 4 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche and Spiaggia Le Castella. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Castella: Sena Park (in Cropani Marina), Parrocchia Santissimo Crocifisso (in Cutro) and Santissima Immacolata e San Michele (in Botricello).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Le Castella trip planner.

Milan to Le Castella is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Le Castella

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Pentedattilo and Castello Aragonese. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello Ruffo di Scilla (in Scilla), Museo Civico di Paleontologia e Scienze Naturali dell'Aspromonte (in Bova) and Santuario della Madonna della Montagna (in San Luca). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Assunta, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Chianalea Scilla 1992, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Foti, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Comunale Umberto I.

Before you visit Reggio Calabria, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Le Castella to Reggio Calabria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Reggio Calabria, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tropea

— 6 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Michelino Beach and Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea. Change things up with these side-trips from Tropea: Castello Normanno di Squillace (in Squillace), Pizzo (Museo del Peperoncino, I Vicoli di Pizzo, &more) and Chiesa Santa Maria Di Porto Salvo (in Catanzaro Lido). There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Capo Vaticano, make a trip to Spiaggia Paradiso del sub, and stroll through Spiaggia di Riaci.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tropea travel route builder site.

Drive from Reggio Calabria to Tropea in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Tropea, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Laino Borgo.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Laino Borgo

— 3 nights
Laino Borgo is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Step off the beaten path and head to Arco Magno and Museo Naturalistico e Paleontologico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Laino Borgo: Il ponte del diavolo (in Civita) and Island Dino (in Praia A Mare). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Laino Borgo trip itinerary app.

Getting from Tropea to Laino Borgo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Palinuro.

Things to do in Laino Borgo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Palinuro

— 7 nights
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spiaggia della Marinella and Il Mirto Solarium Bar. Venture out of the city with trips to Certosa di Padula (in Padula), Marina di Camerota (Cala Bianca Beach & Area Marina Protetta Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta) and Maratea (Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Oasi WWF di Morigerati, examine the collection at Antiquarium - Museo Archeologico, don't miss a visit to Borgo Medievale di San Severino di Centola, and explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Elea - Velia.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palinuro itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Laino Borgo to Palinuro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matera

— 8 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cattedrale di Matera and Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta (in Pertosa), Cantine del Notaio (in Rionero in Vulture) and Porta San Giovanni (in Potenza). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana, make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, and contemplate the long history of Antica Matera Casa Grotta.

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

You can drive from Palinuro to Matera in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Matera

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 7 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Explore hidden gems such as White Grotta and Belvedere di Tragara. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, step into the grandiose world of Castiglione, trek along Fortini Coastal Walk, and pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Capri trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Matera to Capri in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Matera in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Capri, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 10 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giardini Ravino and Monte Epomeo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Forio: Ischia (Maronti Beach, Acquedotto del Buceto, &more) and Palazzo Reale (in Ischia Porto).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Forio road trip website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Forio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Forio, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Naples

— 9 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Via dei Tribunali. Venture out of the city with trips to Sorrento (Wine Tours & Tastings, Food Tours, &more), Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno) and Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri & Forum). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, steep yourself in history at The Neapolis Buried, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, and contemplate the geological forces at Vulcano Solfatara.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Forio to Naples by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Naples

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips