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 Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matera: Lido Playa del Sol (in Montegiordano) and Chiesa Matrice (in Rocca Imperiale). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, contemplate the long history of Cripta del Peccato Originale, and admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Matera planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Matera

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 4 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Monte Epomeo and West Coast Ischia - Boat Rental. 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.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Forio trip planning tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Matera to Forio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Forio when traveling from Matera in April, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trips

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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 Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps). 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, delve into the distant past at Villa Jovis, and get a new perspective on things with Capri Rent Boats.

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 Toledo (Stazione della Metropolitana dell'Arte) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gesu Nuovo Church and The Neapolis Buried. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano), Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano) and Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip maker.

Getting from Capri to Naples by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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