17 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

17 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h
1
Sorrento
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Agropoli
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Tropea
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h
4
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: London

6
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.
Relax by the water at Fornillo and Lido Capo di Conca. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Cave of Smeraldo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, stroll through Marina del Cantone, admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anna.

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London, UK to Sorrento is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sorrento is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Sorrento reach 27°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Agropoli.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Massa Lubrense, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Villa Rufolo
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

3
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. Get some historical perspective at Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II and Casa Museo Joe Petrosino. Visiting Baia di Trentova and Lido Mec will get you outdoors. Take a break from Agropoli with a short trip to Villaggio Camping Soleado in Castellabate, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, kick back and relax at Nausica Bagni, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido del Villaggio e Campeggio Nettuno.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Agropoli day trip tool .

You can drive from Sorrento to Agropoli in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of subway and train. In May in Agropoli, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tropea.

Things to do in Agropoli

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paestum, Villaggio Camping Soleado, Casa Museo Joe Petrosino
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Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese

2
nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Grotticelle beach, then get outside with Ciccio sul Mare, and then explore the ancient world of Torre Marrana.

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Take a train from Agropoli to Tropea in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Agropoli in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Tropea, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Capo Vaticano, Torre Marrana
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Torre Marrana ©
Torre Marrana

3
nights
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia di Citara and Spiaggia di Cava Grado. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa del Soccorso and Antiche Terme Belliazzi. Go for a jaunt from Forio to Ischia to see Maronti Beach about 34 minutes away.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Forio vacation builder site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Tropea to Forio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. May in Forio sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Forio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ischia, Fonte delle Ninfe Nitrodi, Antiche Terme Belliazzi, Spiaggia di Cava Grado
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La Spiaggia e la Baia di Cartaromana ©
Maronti Beach ©
Maronti Beach
Spiaggia di Citara ©
Spiaggia di Citara

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