22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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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

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 Lido Playa del Sol. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of Santa Maria de Idris and Cripta del Peccato Originale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matera: Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta (in Pertosa) and Chiesa Matrice (in Rocca Imperiale). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, and don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Matera online journey 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, daily temperatures in Matera can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Forio.
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia — 4 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Monte Epomeo and Maronti Beach. Chiesa del Soccorso and Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Forio trip itinerary 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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Forio, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Capri.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Monte Solaro and Villa San Michele. Get some cultural insight at Chiesa San Michele and Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, kick back and relax at Marina Grande Public Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, and see the interesting displays at La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri day trip planning app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Naples.
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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 Cloister of Santa Chiara. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano), Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano) and Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Napoli Sotterranea, examine the collection at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, and browse the exhibits of Galleria Borbonica.

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Traveling by ferry from Capri to Naples takes 1.5 hours. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to home.
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