11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
1
Matera
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Paestum
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  15​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Complesso Rupestre San Giorgio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, then see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, and finally delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Matera, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then get to know the fascinating history of Via Ridola, and finally steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Matera day trip planning app .

New York City, USA to Matera is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Matera is 6 hours. June in Matera sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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1
night
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
On the 10th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso, steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), then stroll through Sentiero Serrara Fontana a Sant’Angelo, and finally kick back and relax at Bagno Franco.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Forio road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Matera to Forio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Matera in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Forio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Anacapri.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bagno Franco, Sentiero Serrara Fontana a Sant’Angelo, Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
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Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)

1
night
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. On the 11th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Michele, trek along Fortini Coastal Walk, then get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, then stop by Eco Capri, and finally admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Anacapri planner .

Traveling by ferry from Forio to Anacapri takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ravello.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Capri
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Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Eco Capri ©
Eco Capri

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Take a break from the city and head to Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) and Fornillo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa Rufolo and Duomo di Ravello. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Anacapri to Ravello by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paestum.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
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Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

3
nights
Paestum

Paestum ©
On the 15th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, contemplate the long history of Temple of Athena, then delve into the distant past at Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, and finally explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Buon Dormire and then Head underground at Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paestum day trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Ravello to Paestum in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 72°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palinuro, Museo Vichiano, Borgo Medievale di Agropoli
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Temple of Athena ©
Temple of Athena

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