19 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

19 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Matera
— 2 nights
2
Tropea
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Palinuro
— 2 nights
4
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Naples
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ravello
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Capri, Island of Capri
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

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 (Sat): make a trip to Palombaro Lungo. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera, then don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Matera tour planner .

London, UK to Matera is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Matera is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Matera at 36°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Craco
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Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera

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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piedigrotta Church, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Riaci, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Michelino Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tropea trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Matera to Tropea by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tropea are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Capo Vaticano, Michelino Beach, Spiaggia di Riaci, Piedigrotta Church
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Piedigrotta Church ©
Piedigrotta Church
Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Palinuro

Palinuro ©
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): Head underground at Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Buon Dormire. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta and then explore the fascinating underground world of Spiaggia della Marinella.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Palinuro trip builder app .

Getting from Tropea to Palinuro by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Area Marina Protetta Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta
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Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro ©
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro
Baia del Buon Dormire ©
Baia del Buon Dormire
Spiaggia della Marinella ©
Spiaggia della Marinella

1
night
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini La Mortella, then contemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Epomeo.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Forio route planner .

Getting from Palinuro to Forio by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isola d'Ischia
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Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
Monte Epomeo ©
Monte Epomeo

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Appreciate the collections at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea and Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro. Get some historical perspective at Gesu Nuovo Church and Ruins of Herculaneum. When in Naples, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Amalfi, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, and get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples travel route builder app .

You can drive from Forio to Naples in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Ruins of Herculaneum, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Gesu Nuovo Church ©
Gesu Nuovo Church
Castel dell'Ovo ©
Castel dell'Ovo

4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
You'll explore and learn at Museo della Carta and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Step out of the city life by going to Lido Capo di Conca and Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods). Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Positano (Fornillo, Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale, & more) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare).

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Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in July since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Capri.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Vietri sul Mare, Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), Lido Capo di Conca
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) ©
Chiostro del Paradiso ©
Chiostro del Paradiso

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like White Grotta and Chiesa San Michele. Get in touch with nature at Walking tours and Marina Grande Public Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and take some stellar pictures from Monte Solaro Chairlift Seggiovia Monte Solaro.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Capri trip planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Capri in 3 hours. Traveling from Ravello in July, Capri is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Walking tours
White Grotta ©
White Grotta

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