22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy trip itinerary planner

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Matera
— 5 nights
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Drive to Naples, Ferry to Ischia, Drive to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 4 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Naples
— 8 nights
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Matera

— 5 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Cripta del Peccato Originale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matera: Chiesa Matrice (in Rocca Imperiale) and Lido Playa del Sol (in Montegiordano). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria de Idris, make a trip to Casa Noha, contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Matera.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Matera driving holiday planning tool.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Matera is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Matera are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Forio.

Things to do in Matera

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 4 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Monte Epomeo and Pizzi Bianchi Mountain. Chiesa del Soccorso and Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Forio with a short trip to Maronti Beach in Barano d'Ischia, about 38 minutes away.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Forio trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Matera to Forio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Matera in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Forio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:

Capri, Island of Capri

— 4 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa San Michele and Villa Jovis. Explore hidden gems such as Monte Solaro and Fortini Coastal Walk. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and cruise along Via Krupp.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Capri road trip website.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Capri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Naples

— 8 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Cimitero delle Fontanelle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gesu Nuovo Church and LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano), Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano) and Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano). Next up on the itinerary: ride with the locals on Toledo (Stazione della Metropolitana dell'Arte), see the interesting displays at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in 1.5 hours. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for home on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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