9 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

9 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Matera
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Positano
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Naples
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Paris

1
night
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Matera trip website .

Paris, France to Matera is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you will find days in Matera are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo

3
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, & more) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, & more). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and sample the fine beverages at Il Gusto della Costa.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Positano road trip planning website .

Getting from Matera to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Matera in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Positano. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Praiano, Amalfi
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
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: Forum (in Pompeii), Cilento (in Salerno) and Sol’Art Ceramiche (in Vietri sul Mare). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, browse the exhibits of Galleria Borbonica, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and get to know the fascinating history of Paestum Ruins.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip planner .

You can take a bus from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pompeii, Paestum, Sol’Art Ceramiche, Cilento
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

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