30 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

30 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 7 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 4 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amalfi
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Sorrento
— 6 nights
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Naples — 7 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Salerno (Speed Boats Tours, Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, &more), Odeon - Teatro Piccolo (in Pompeii) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Raito). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, browse the exhibits of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

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Sydney, Australia to Naples is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Naples is minus 9 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Naples hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paestum.
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Paestum — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Paestum: Cooperativa Rosa dei Venti (in Marina di Camerota) and Il Mirto Solarium Bar (in Maratea).

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paestum visit website.

Getting from Naples to Paestum by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in July, Paestum is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Matera.
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Matera — 4 nights

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Setteventi del Pollino (in Civita), Convento delle Clarisse ora sede della Casa Comunale (in Montescaglioso) and Monte Caramola (in Francavilla sul Sinni). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, examine the collection at MOOM Matera Olive Oil Museum, and make a trip to Casa Cisterna Sotterranea.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Matera tour itinerary website.

Drive from Paestum to Matera in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paestum in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Matera, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amalfi: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Walk of the Gods). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and see some colorful creatures with La Boa Diving Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Amalfi visit planner.

Drive from Matera to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Matera in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Anacapri.
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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 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortini Coastal Walk, then Head underground at Blue Grotto, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Solaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and then gain insight with Nesea Capri.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Anacapri trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Amalfi to Anacapri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Amalfi in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Anacapri, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sorrento: Positano (Theodora Moda Positano, Fornillo, &more), Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (in Praiano) and Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle). There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, experience rural life at La Masseria Farm Experience, admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Cataldo, and stroll around Villa Comunale.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Anacapri to Sorrento in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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