12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Maiori
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Positano
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Ferry to Municipio, Fly to Chicago

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Naples — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, explore the world behind art at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, then see the interesting displays at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo delle Torture.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naples travel planning website.

Chicago, USA to Naples is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June in Naples, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Pompeii.
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Pompeii — 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Via delle Tombe, delve into the distant past at Casa del Poeta Tragico, delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di Venere, then explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, and finally explore the ancient world of Fullonica di Stephanus. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano, do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, delve into the distant past at House of Venus in the Shell, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pompeii attractions planner.

Pompeii is just a stone's throw from Naples. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Maiori.
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Maiori — 2 nights

Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . On the 20th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Atrani, don't miss a visit to Piazzetta Umberto I, then don't miss a visit to Vicoli, scale e archi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Trofimena, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero dei Limoni, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Minori, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maiori road trip planner.

You can drive from Pompeii to Maiori in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Maiori when traveling from Pompeii in June, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Positano.
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Positano — 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then kick back and relax at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Absolute Positano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Antonino, then do a tasting at I Giardini di Cataldo, then do a tasting at Limonoro, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Leonelli's Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano trip builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Maiori to Positano in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.
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Capri, Island of Capri — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get great views at Monte Solaro, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Carena Lighthouse, then stroll through Fortini Coastal Walk, then Head underground at Blue Grotto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Marina Piccola, make a trip to I Faraglioni, get great views at Belvedere Cannone, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria a Cetrella, and finally kick back and relax at Marina Grande Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Capri day trip planning app.

Ride a ferry from Positano to Capri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Capri are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Forio.
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia — 1 night

On the 26th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Diving Agency, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia della Chiaia.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Forio trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Capri to Forio by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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