31 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

31 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Naples
— 6 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi 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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Sorrento
— 5 nights
Drive
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Amalfi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 6 nights
Drive to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Fly to Benghazi

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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. Head to Tenuta Vannulo and Centro Commerciale La Cartierafor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Commerciale Campania and Speed Boats Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Archaeological Park of Paestum (in Paestum), Salerno (Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri & Cappella Santa Maria Delle Grazie Salerno) and Pompeii (Lupanar & Villa dei Misteri). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, and get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Naples road trip tool.

Benghazi, Libya to Naples is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Benghazi to Naples is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Naples are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Forio.
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia — 4 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Negombo and Maronti Beach. Explore Forio's surroundings by going to Gelateria Ice da Luciano (in Ischia) and Procida (Terra Murata & The Port of Corricella).

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Forio trip planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Naples to Forio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monte Solaro and Giardini di Augusto. Spend the 30th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, explore the activities along Marina Piccola, explore the galleries of Villa San Michele, and make a trip to Piazza Umberto I.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Capri trip builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Capri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 5 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.
Shop till you drop at Theodora Moda Positano and Siniscalchi Centro Commerciale. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sorrento: Approdo Thalasso Spa (in San Marco) and Positano (Fornillo, Miniaci Art Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, experience rural life at La Masseria Farm Experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Capri to Sorrento by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 5 nights

Painted Town

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 discover tucked-away gems like Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Il Sentiero Degli Dei. Head to Ravello Arte and Petit Prince Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step out of Amalfi to go to Tramonti and see Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L., which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, and take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Amalfi route planner.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Amalfi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Matera.
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Matera — 6 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.
For shopping fun, head to Scaramuzzo Armeria or Doms Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Cantine del Notaio and Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Porta Coeli International Art Gallery & Academy (in Venosa), Volo dell'Angelo (in Castelmezzano) and Chiesa e Convento di Santa Chiara (in Tricarico). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria de Idris, and stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Matera travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Amalfi in October, expect Matera to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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