13 days in Syracuse & Southern Italy Itinerary

13 days in Syracuse & Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel planner

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Syracuse
— 1 night
Fly
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Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 1 night
Drive
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Paestum
— 2 nights
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Syracuse

— 1 night

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Silk in Ortigia, then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Syracuse holiday builder app.

Dublin, Ireland to Syracuse is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Positano.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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Positano

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Spiaggia della Gavitella, head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally shop like a local with Art & Craft Gallery.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Positano travel route planner.

You can fly from Syracuse to Positano in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

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Sorrento

— 2 nights

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 6th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Forum, then learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento day trip planner.

Getting from Positano to Sorrento by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the ferry ride to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

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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 8th (Sun): do sightseeing your way with Private Tours. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Tragara, stop by Eco Capri, don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castiglione.

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You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Capri are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Amalfi

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): do sightseeing at your own pace with CF Noleggio Scooter, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and then make a trip to Vicoli, scale e archi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, then take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, then examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amalfi road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Civita.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Civita

— 1 night
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Ferrata Ramo Imperiale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Etonico Arbresh, then stroll through Setteventi del Pollino, and finally take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Civita trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Civita takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Paestum.

Things to do in Civita

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Paestum

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): gain insight at Azienda Agrituristica Seliano, head outdoors with Lido Esercito, and then explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Caseificio Rivabianca, then kick back and relax at Lido Mediterraneo Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Otium Mare Felix.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paestum travel route builder.

Drive from Civita to Paestum in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Paestum are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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