22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Matera
— 1 night
Drive
2
Paestum
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Ravello
— 4 nights
Ferry
4
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Sorrento
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Naples
— 6 nights
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Matera — 1 night

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sasso Barisano and then delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, and then get great views at Belvedere Pascoli.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Matera trip planner.

London, UK to Matera is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Matera is 1 hour. Traveling from London in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Matera: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paestum.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

Paestum — 3 nights

Go for a jaunt from Paestum to Marina di Camerota to see Cooperativa Rosa dei Venti about 1h 20 min away.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paestum tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Matera to Paestum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Matera in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Paestum, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ravello.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Ravello — 4 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Fiordo di Furore (in Furore) and Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Boat Tours & Water Sports). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, cruise along Amalfi Coast, and awaken your taste buds at Amalfi Coast Drive.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ravello online journey planner.

You can drive from Paestum to Ravello in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Anacapri.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Anacapri, Island of Capri — 2 nights

Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Nesea Capri, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, then hike along Fortini Coastal Walk, and finally look for gifts at Eco Capri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Villa San Michele, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, and finally take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Anacapri travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ravello to Anacapri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ravello in July, Anacapri is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Sorrento.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Sorrento — 5 nights

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Positano (Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Fornillo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at La Masseria Farm Experience, cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Anacapri to Sorrento in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Naples.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Naples — 6 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo & Villa dei Misteri) and Salerno (Speed Boats Tours, Duomo di Salerno, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Gennaro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Naples day trip planning app.

You can drive from Sorrento to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Transportation · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17: