14 days in Campania & Basilicata Itinerary

14 days in Campania & Basilicata Itinerary

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14 days in Campania & Basilicata Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
bus + Fly + shuttle + ferry:  9​h 30​min
1
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Palinuro
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h
End: New York City


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2
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) and Chiesa San Michele. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chiesa di santo Stefano, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Piccola, and take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto.

Plan trip to Capri with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New York City, USA to Capri is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) ©
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps)
Villa Jovis ©
Villa Jovis
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele

4
nights
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Antiche Terme Romane di Cavascura and Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae. Step out of Forio with an excursion to Maronti Beach in Ischia--about 34 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Forio visit planner .

Drive from Capri to Forio in 4 hours. May in Forio sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Forio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Barano d'Ischia, Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae, Maronti Beach, Parco Termale Castiglione
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Fonte delle Ninfe Nitrodi ©
Fonte delle Ninfe Nitrodi
Spiaggia di Citara ©
Spiaggia di Citara
Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria in Platea, then steep yourself in history at Cripta del Peccato Originale, then Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and finally contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, look for gifts at Il Bottegaccio Daddiego, then make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di San Pietro Barisano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Matera trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Forio to Matera in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Forio in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Matera. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Platea
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Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale
Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera

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nights
Palinuro

Palinuro ©
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario del Getsemani and Borgo Medievale di Agropoli. Explore hidden gems such as Castello dei Principi Capano and Basilica Pontificia Santa Maria de Gulia. Step out of Palinuro to go to Positano and see Spiaggia Grande, which is approximately 2h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palinuro day trip app .

You can drive from Matera to Palinuro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Castello dei Principi Capano, Spiaggia Grande, Santuario del Getsemani, Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, Basilica Pontificia Santa Maria de Gulia
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Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro ©
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro
Santuario del Getsemani ©
Santuario del Getsemani
Castello dei Principi Capano ©
Castello dei Principi Capano

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