22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy visit planner

Make it your trip
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amalfi
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Naples
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 4 nights
Ferry
5
Sorrento
— 4 nights
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Matera

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Santa Maria di Picciano, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sasso Barisano. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, and then admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Matera tour itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Matera is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Matera due to the time zone difference. In October in Matera, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amalfi side-trips: Parrocchia Di San Gennaro (in Praiano) and Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amalfi driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Matera to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Matera in October, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Naples

— 6 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) & Villa dei Misteri), Salerno (Duomo di Salerno, Promenade Trieste, &more) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Galleria Borbonica, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Naples day trip planner.

You can drive from Amalfi to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in October, Naples is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Capri is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Villa Lysis, trek along Pizzolungo, enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Capri day trip app.

Ride a ferry from Naples to Capri in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano Positano, Absolute Positano, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza Tasso, get to know the fascinating history of Il Vallone dei Mulini, take an in-depth tour of Museobottega della Tarsialignea, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Sorrento in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip