9 days in Southern Italy & Rome Itinerary

9 days in Southern Italy & Rome Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Naples
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Sorrento
— 6 nights
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Rome
— 2 nights
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Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naples sightseeing planning website.

Bucharest, Romania to Naples is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Naples, with lows of 20°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

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Sorrento

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso & Fontana Cap e Ciuccio), Blue Grotto (in Anacapri) and Church of Santa Maria Assunta (in Positano). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza Tasso, appreciate the views at Il Vallone dei Mulini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento, and take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento itinerary tool.

Getting from Naples to Sorrento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a train. In September in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 24th (Fri), make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the natural beauty at Monte Pincio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Popolo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome travel site.

Getting from Sorrento to Rome by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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