8 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

8 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Rome, Train to Sorrento
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Sorrento
— 1 night
Ferry
2
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry
3
Ravello
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Naples
— 3 nights
Train to Rome, Fly to Cairo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, make a trip to Piazza Tasso, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sorrento journey builder.

Cairo, Egypt to Sorrento is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Sorrento is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in May, expect Sorrento to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Capri, Island of Capri

— 1 night
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Villa Lysis, don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then make a trip to I Faraglioni, then take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Capri day trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Capri takes an hour. May in Capri sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ravello.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Ravello

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ravello Arte. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, then indulge your taste buds at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, and finally admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ravello trip 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. May in Ravello sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo & Villa dei Misteri). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naples road trip website.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Naples. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip