13 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

13 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Naples
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
2
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Bus to Ischia, Ferry to Sorrento
3
Sorrento
— 1 night
Drive
4
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Ferry
6
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry to Municipio, Train to Rome, Fly to Birmingham

S M T W T F S
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Naples — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Gesu Nuovo Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Castel dell'Ovo and Cloister of Santa Chiara. Step out of Naples to go to Pompeii and see Forum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naples road trip tool.

Birmingham, USA to Naples is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Birmingham to Naples due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Forio.
more
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Forio, Isola d'Ischia — 1 night

On the 6th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, test the waters at Negombo, and then discover the deep blue sea with Diving Agency.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Forio travel route planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Naples to Forio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Forio, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sorrento.
more
Spas · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Sorrento — 1 night

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 7th (Fri), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then get engrossed in the history at Museobottega della Tarsialignea, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip site.

Getting from Forio to Sorrento by combination of bus and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Sorrento are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Matera — 2 nights

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera, get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, and then make a trip to Casa Noha. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Matera trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Sorrento to Matera in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sorrento in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Matera, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Amalfi — 2 nights

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and then admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi day trip tool.

Getting from Matera to Amalfi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Matera in October, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.
more
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, then appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardini di Augusto, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Capri vacation planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Amalfi to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for home.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13: