53 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 9 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Amalfi
— 12 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Paestum
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Paestum
— 6 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 5 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 8 nights
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Naples — 9 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: Pompeii (Via dell'Abbondanza - Excavations, Villa dei Misteri, &more) and Speed Boats Tours (in Salerno). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary site.

Singapore, Singapore to Naples is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Naples. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect nights in Naples to be colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sorrento: Positano (Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Fornillo, &more) and Termopolio di Vetuzio Placido (in Pompeii). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, explore the world behind art at Correale di Terranova Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Comunale, and look for all kinds of wild species at Vivaio Ruoppo - Lemon Tour Sorrento.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento attractions tool.

Getting from Naples to Sorrento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Anacapri.
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Anacapri, Island of Capri — 5 nights

Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Anacapri is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Fortini Coastal Walk, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Carena Lighthouse, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Anacapri trip maker.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Anacapri takes an hour. May in Anacapri sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Amalfi.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Amalfi — 12 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience & Il Sentiero Degli Dei) and Praiano (Parrocchia Di San Gennaro & Torre di Grado). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take some stellar pictures from Torre dello Ziro, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amalfi travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Anacapri to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Amalfi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paestum.
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Paestum — 6 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paestum: Campanile (in Oliveto Citra), Museo Vichiano (in Perdifumo) and Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro (in Palinuro).

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paestum trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Amalfi to Paestum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Paestum can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Civita.
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Civita — 5 nights

Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario Madonna del Pollino (in San Severino Lucano), Castello di Rocca Imperiale (in Rocca Imperiale) and Chiesa di San Francesco (in Senise). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Setteventi del Pollino, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, do a tasting at Battifarano - Azienda Vitivinicola, and don't miss a visit to Le grotte di San Giorgio Lucano.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Civita travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Paestum to Civita takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Matera.
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Matera — 8 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.
Explore Matera's surroundings by going to Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo (in Potenza), Archeoart (in Policoro) and Chiesa Madre di Santa Maria dell'Olmo (in Castelmezzano). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Casa Noha, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Matera travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Civita to Matera in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Matera are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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