17 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

17 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 1 night
Drive
3
Civita
— 1 night
Drive
4
Matera
— 1 night
Drive
5
Ravello
— 4 nights
Ferry
6
Sorrento
— 4 nights
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Naples — 4 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Pompeii (Lupanar, Villa dei Misteri, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Naples is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Naples hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paestum.
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Paestum — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Le Mura, make a trip to Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Park of Paestum, and finally gain insight at Azienda Agrituristica Seliano.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paestum day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Naples to Paestum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in April, Paestum is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Civita.
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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 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museo Etonico Arbresh, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, look for all kinds of wild species at Setteventi del Pollino, then take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna del Castello.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Civita trip website.

You can drive from Paestum to Civita in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.
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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 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Antica Matera Casa Grotta, see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then make a trip to Sassi di Matera, then examine the collection at MOOM Matera Olive Oil Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo.

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You can drive from Civita to Matera in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ravello.
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Ravello — 4 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, get great views at Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Ravello trip planner.

Getting from Matera to Ravello by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Matera in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Positano (Spiaggia Grande, Food Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at La Masseria Farm Experience, appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Italia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Ravello to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. April in Sorrento sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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