8 days in Istanbul & Southern Italy Itinerary

8 days in Istanbul & Southern Italy Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Ischia, Italy
— 1 night
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Tropea, Italy
— 1 night
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Explore hidden gems such as Gulhane Park and Bosphorus Bridge. Bring the kids along to Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Sultanahmet Square, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, explore the world behind art at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), and steep yourself in history at Eyüp Sultan Mosque.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Istanbul online attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport, Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Gulhane Park ©
Gulhane Park
Istanbul Archaeological Museum ©
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Sultanahmet Square ©
Sultanahmet Square

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 27th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, then make a trip to Spaccanapoli, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, and finally explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Naples route maker site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Naples. July in Naples sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ischia.

Things to do in Naples

Side Trip

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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro
Spaccanapoli ©
Spaccanapoli

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Ischia, Italy

Ischia ©
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso, and then steep yourself in history at Castello Aragonese d'Ischia.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ischia itinerary app.

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Ischia takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)

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Tropea, Italy

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Grotticelle beach, then kick back and relax at Capo Vaticano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tropea Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tropea trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ischia to Tropea in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In July, daytime highs in Tropea are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Tropea

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola ©
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola
Grotticelle beach ©
Grotticelle beach

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Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 30th (Thu), walk around Parco Filosofico dell'Isola di Capri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Solaro, then get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, and finally appreciate the history behind Natural Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, don't miss a visit to Giardini di Augusto, and then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Capri trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tropea to Capri by combination of car and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Parco Filosofico dell'Isola di Capri ©
Parco Filosofico dell'Isola di Capri

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