8 days in Campania Itinerary

8 days in Campania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Campania tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Naples
— 1 night
Drive
2
Sorrento
— 1 night
Ferry
3
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Ravello
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Paestum
— 1 night
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Naples

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then delve into the distant past at Forum, and finally make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Castel dell'Ovo, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gennaro, then delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples online trip planner.

Milan to Naples is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Baia di Ieranto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento, take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Vallone dei Mulini.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Capri, Island of Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get great views at Belvedere Cannone, stroll through Giardini di Augusto, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, see some colorful creatures with Capri Island Tour, then pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, appreciate the extensive heritage of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, then stroll through Fortini Coastal Walk, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, and finally stop by Carthusia.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Capri road trip site.

Ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ravello.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Ravello

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, then identify plant and animal life at Valle delle Ferriere, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ravello trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paestum.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Paestum

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello dell'Abate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medievale di Castellabate, explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, then step into the grandiose world of Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, then get outside with Lido Esercito, and finally explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paestum itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Paestum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Paestum can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Campania travel guide

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Ruins · Landmarks · Art Museums
Stretching along the Tyrrhenian Sea, Campania is noted for its mild climate, picturesque coast, outstanding culinary tradition, and rich legacy of art and culture. Most visitors to this region begin their holiday sightseeing at the sea, where the coastline is marked with secluded bays, tranquil coves, and dramatic cliffs. The lush Mediterranean landscape is home to flourishing towns and charming villages, each steeped in its own culture, art, and traditions, and offering plenty of local places to visit. This ancient land is the birthplace of some well-known culinary favorites, including pizza and spaghetti. Campanians were among the first Europeans to use tomatoes not only as an ornamental plant, but also as food and garnish. The region is renowned for its fruits and vegetables--but its best-known product is mozzarella cheese.