12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + bus:  22​h
1
Matera
— 2 nights
2
Agropoli
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Marina di Camerota
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
+3
ferry + shuttle + Fly + bus:  22​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Bitonto. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Matera sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Matera is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Matera, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Matera dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Agropoli.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia, Castle of Malconsiglio, Cattedrale di Bitonto
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Cattedrale di Bitonto ©
Cattedrale di Bitonto
Chiesa del Purgatorio ©
Chiesa del Purgatorio

2
nights
Agropoli

Agropoli ©
Agropoli is a town and comune, former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see located in the Cilento area of the province of Salerno, Campania, Italy. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Palazzo Civico delle Arti, then don't miss a visit to Spiaggia di San Francesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Pontificia Santa Maria de Gulia, and finally contemplate the long history of Joe Petrosino Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Agropoli itinerary builder.

You can drive from Matera to Agropoli in 3 hours. Traveling from Matera in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Agropoli, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Marina di Camerota.

Things to do in Agropoli

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica Pontificia Santa Maria de Gulia, Casa Museo Joe Petrosino
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Palazzo Civico delle Arti ©
Palazzo Civico delle Arti

2
nights
Marina di Camerota

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Tonga Sun Club and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico de Roccagloriosa, then examine the collection at Antiquarium - Museo Archeologico, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Buon Dormire.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marina di Camerota itinerary builder.

Drive from Agropoli to Marina di Camerota in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Marina di Camerota can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Marina di Camerota

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Palinuro, Centro Storico de Roccagloriosa
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Baia del Buon Dormire ©
Baia del Buon Dormire

2
nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Il Vallone dei Mulini, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di San Paolo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia di Ieranto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museobottega della Tarsialignea.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Marina di Camerota to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Massa Lubrense, Duomo di Ravello, Museo della Carta
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Monastero di San Paolo ©
Monastero di San Paolo
Cattedrale di Sorrento ©
Cattedrale di Sorrento
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rubino Sergio, explore the activities along Marina Piccola, and then take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): Head underground at White Grotta, then don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, then get to know the fascinating history of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps), and finally catch all the local highlights with Monte Solaro.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri tour planner.

Capri is very close to Sorrento. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) ©
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps)
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola

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