9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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Marina di Camerota
— 3 nights
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Aliano
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Craco
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Matera
— 2 nights
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Ostuni
— 3 nights
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Marina di Camerota

— 3 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Cooperativa Rosa dei Venti and Lido Afrodite Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia del Pozzallo and Lido Penelope.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marina di Camerota road trip planning tool.

Capracotta to Marina di Camerota is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Aliano.

Things to do in Marina di Camerota

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Aliano

Aliano is a town and comune in the province of Matera and is located about 90km from Matera, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.Aliano is probably most famous for being the inspiration for the fictional town of Gagliano in Carlo Levi's book Christ Stopped at Eboli (Italian: Cristo si è fermato a Eboli). To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aliano online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Marina di Camerota to Aliano takes 2.5 hours. You will leave for Craco on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Aliano

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Craco

Craco is a ghost town and comune in the Province of Matera, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.The old town was abandoned due to natural disasters. On the 3rd (Tue), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Centro Storico di Craco.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Craco road trip planner.

You can drive from Aliano to Craco in an hour. August in Craco sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Craco

Historic Sites

Matera

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Purgatorio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi.

Plan my day in Matera using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Craco to Matera in an hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Craco in August since evenings lows in Matera dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ostuni.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites

Ostuni

— 3 nights
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lama Monachile and Chiesa di San Francesco. Visiting Grotte di Castellana and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Step out of Ostuni to go to Martina Franca and see Basilica di San Martino, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Masseria Brancati, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Liberta, and cool off at Lido onda blu.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ostuni tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Matera to Ostuni takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Matera in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ostuni, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ostuni

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.