30 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
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Capo Vaticano
— 2 nights
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Palinuro
— 3 nights
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Matera
— 4 nights
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Rionero in Vulture
— 1 night
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Termoli
— 3 nights
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Drive to Naples, Ferry to Ischia, Drive to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Naples
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Naples
— 6 nights
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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
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Sorrento
— 4 nights
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Reggio Calabria — 1 night

Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 17th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Maria S.S Immacolata di Scilla e Favazzina and then go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Pentedattilo, take in the exciting artwork at Opere di Rabarama, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reggio Calabria trip itinerary tool.

Seattle, USA to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Reggio Calabria is 9 hours. Traveling from Seattle in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Reggio Calabria: highs are around 60°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Capo Vaticano.
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Capo Vaticano — 2 nights

Capo Vaticano is a wide bathing place in the Municipality of Ricadi in Calabria, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Praia di Fuoco, take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico - Nicotera, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Coccorino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotticelle beach, and finally kick back and relax at Capo Vaticano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Formicoli Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Riaci, then delve into the distant past at Torre Marrana, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Santa Maria di Ricadi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Capo Vaticano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Capo Vaticano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Capo Vaticano, with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Palinuro.
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Palinuro — 3 nights

Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Get a sense of the local culture at Certosa di Padula and Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea. Explore hidden gems such as Baia del Buon Dormire and Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro. Get out of town with these interesting Palinuro side-trips: Cala Bianca Beach (in Marina di Camerota) and Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta (in Pertosa). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia della Marinella and head outdoors with Lido Etnico.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Palinuro trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Capo Vaticano to Palinuro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Matera.
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Matera — 4 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Materasum Ipogeo. You'll explore and learn at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Museum of Torture and Martyrdom. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria de Idris, examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, and contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Matera trip maker.

Traveling by car from Palinuro to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Matera are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Rionero in Vulture.
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Rionero in Vulture — 1 night

Rionero in Vulture is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): do a tasting at Cantine del Notaio, step into the grandiose world of Melfi Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Carmine, then contemplate the long history of Castello Di Lagopesole, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Atella - Parco Paleolitico.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rionero in Vulture trip maker app.

Getting from Matera to Rionero in Vulture by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Matera in February: highs in Rionero in Vulture hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Termoli.
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Termoli — 3 nights

Termoli is a town and comune on the Adriatic coast of Italy, in the province of Campobasso, region of Molise. We've included these beaches for you: Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo and Lido Mare Chiaro. Step off the beaten path and head to Borgo Medievale di Termoli and Borgo Medievale. Get out of town with these interesting Termoli side-trips: Balneoli Centro Phisiothermale Medical Spa (in Bagnoli del Trigno), Castello D'Alessandro (in Pescolanciano) and Museo Campane Marinelli (in Agnone). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Termoli, kick back and relax at Lido La Vela, pause for some photo ops at Statua di Carlo Cappella, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Svevo di Termoli.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Termoli trip maker tool.

Drive from Rionero in Vulture to Termoli in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Termoli can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Forio.
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia — 3 nights

Escape the urban bustle at Baia di Sorgeto and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chiesa del Soccorso and Chiesa di Maria Santissima della Pieta e San Giovanni Battista. Explore Forio's surroundings by going to Maronti Beach (in Barano d'Ischia) and Procida (The Port of Corricella & Terra Murata).

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Forio online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Termoli to Forio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Termoli in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Forio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naples.
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Naples — 6 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some historical perspective at Castel dell'Ovo and La Chiesa Di San Giovanni A Carbonara. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano and Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Anfiteatro Campano e Museo dei Gladiatori (in Santa Maria Capua Vetere), Forum (in Pompeii) and Casertavecchia (in Caserta). There's lots more to do: get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, stroll the grounds of Cimitero delle Fontanelle, and admire the masterpieces at Tesoro di San Gennaro.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naples trip planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Naples are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Anacapri.
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Anacapri, Island of Capri — 1 night

Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, stroll through Giardini di Augusto, steep yourself in history at Villa San Michele, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, then contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, and finally Head underground at White Grotta.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Anacapri trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Anacapri by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. March in Anacapri sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 4 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Tours & Tastings and St Francis Church and Convent. Visiting Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Step out of Sorrento with an excursion to Approdo Thalasso Spa in San Marco--about 2 hours away. On the 15th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Anacapri to Sorrento takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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