29 days in Island of Malta & Southern Italy Itinerary

29 days in Island of Malta & Southern Italy Itinerary

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29 days in Island of Malta & Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Valletta, Malta
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
2
Matera, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
3
Anacapri, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Ravello, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Naples, Italy
— 8 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Barcelona, Spain

6
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ta' Mena Estate and Siege Bell War Memorial. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ghajn Tuffieha Bay and Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Valletta: San Lawrenz (Dwejra Bay & Blue Hole). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. John's Co-Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Hastings Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Xemxija Heritage Trail, and take in the waterfront at Valletta Waterfront.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Valletta road trip site .

Barcelona, Spain to Valletta is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Valletta

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Mdina, San Lawrenz, Malta Falconry Centre, Xemxija Heritage Trail, Ta' Mena Estate
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Ghajn Tuffieha Bay ©
Ghajn Tuffieha Bay
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Malta Falconry Centre ©
Malta Falconry Centre

5
nights
Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Indiana Park and Chiesa San Giovanni Battista. Step out of the city life by going to Lama Monachile and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Matera with an excursion to Cantine del Notaio in Rionero in Vulture--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria de Idris, examine the collection at MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Matera trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Valletta to Matera in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Valletta in April, with highs in Matera at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Anacapri.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lama Monachile, Cantine del Notaio, Indiana Park
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Cantine del Notaio ©
Cantine del Notaio
Lama Monachile ©
Lama Monachile
Indiana Park ©
Indiana Park

3
nights
Anacapri, Italy

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa San Michele and Fortini Coastal Walk. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marina Grande Public Beach and Marina Piccola. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, enjoy the sea views from Punta Carena Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Anacapri travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Matera to Anacapri takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Matera in April since evenings lows in Anacapri dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Anacapri

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Capri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto
Marina Grande Public Beach ©
Marina Grande Public Beach

6
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Visiting Ravello - Atrani Walk and Fornillo will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Spiaggia Grande & Walk of the Gods).

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Anacapri to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ravello can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Spas, Sentiero dei Limoni, Vicoli, scale e archi
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

8
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. We've included these beaches for you: Baia di Ieranto and Spiaggia di Serapo. Get in touch with nature at Oasi Valle della Caccia and Posillipo. Venture out of the city with trips to Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano), Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra) and Sorrento (St Francis Church and Convent, Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, & more). There's much more to do: engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Delle Maitine, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and take in the waterfront at The Port of Corricella.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Ravello to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in May since evenings lows in Naples dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sorrento, Gaeta, Procida, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Oasi Valle della Caccia ©
Oasi Valle della Caccia
Spiaggia di Serapo ©
Spiaggia di Serapo

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