41 days in Southern Italy & Malta Itinerary

41 days in Southern Italy & Malta Itinerary

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1
Naples, Italy
— 16 nights
2
Positano, Italy
— 7 nights
3
Maiori, Italy
— 4 nights
4
Capri, Italy
— 6 nights
5
Valletta, Malta
— 5 nights

16
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Salerno (Scuola Medica Salernitana Museo Virtuale, Duomo di Salerno, &more), Pompeii (Diomede's Villa, Villa dei Misteri, &more) and Paestum (Nausica Bagni, Paestum Ruins, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Naples attractions planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Naples is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Naples reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Salerno, Pompeii, Paestum, Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

7
nights
Positano, Italy

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.
When in Positano, make a side trip to see Torre del Capo di Conca in Conca dei Marini, approximately Conca dei Marini away. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, get interesting insight from Tours, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Positano trip planner.

You can drive from Naples to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Positano sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maiori.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Praiano, Sorrento, Torre del Capo di Conca
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Food Tours
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Maiori, Italy

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Step out of Maiori with an excursion to Villa Cimbrone Gardens in Ravello--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Maiori road trip website.

You can drive from Positano to Maiori in 1.5 hours. In July in Maiori, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Maiori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Atrani, Piazza centrale minori, Lido Capo di Conca
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

6
nights
Capri, Italy

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at I Faraglioni, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, Head underground at Blue Grotto, and make a trip to Villa Lysis.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Capri trip itinerary app.

Getting from Maiori to Capri by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Maiori in July, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Capri. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Speed Boats Tours
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valletta: Mellieha (Scuba & Snorkeling & Ghadira Natural Reserve). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), contemplate the long history of Mnajdra, and admire the natural beauty at Lower Barrakka Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Valletta trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Capri to Valletta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mdina, Rabat, Mellieha, Mnajdra, Tarxien Temples
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Valletta Waterfront ©
Valletta Waterfront

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