11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy vacation planner

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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Sorrento
— 1 night
Ferry
3
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Matera
— 1 night
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Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Go for a jaunt from Naples to Pompeii to see Villa dei Misteri about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, take an in-depth tour of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Naples is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Naples due to the time zone difference. In April, Naples is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Sorrento.

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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, make a trip to Piazza Tasso, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then learn about winemaking at Limonoro, and finally take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sorrento online travel route planner.

You can drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Sorrento are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
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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 4th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Nesea Capri, look for gifts at Carthusia, make a trip to I Faraglioni, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and finally don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara, take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, then Head underground at Blue Grotto, then stroll through Parco Astarita, and finally delve into the distant past at Villa Jovis.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Capri trip maker.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Capri takes an hour. In May in Capri, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Amalfi

— 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Take a break from Amalfi with a short trip to Il Sentiero Degli Dei in Positano, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, and make a trip to Fontana sant'Andrea.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amalfi vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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Matera

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, look for gifts at Arterego di Margherita Albanese, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, contemplate the long history of Antica Matera Casa Grotta, then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Noha.

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Traveling by car from Amalfi to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amalfi in May since evenings lows in Matera dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Matera

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