12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy itinerary maker

Make it your trip
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Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 1 night
Drive
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Naples
— 4 nights
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Amalfi

— 3 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.
Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Fornillo, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, and indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi tour planner.

New York City, USA to Amalfi is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Amalfi is 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Amalfi are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Civita.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Civita

— 3 nights
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Civita: Laino Borgo (Complesso Monumentale Santuario delle Cappelle & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's still lots to do: stroll through Setteventi del Pollino, take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Etonico Arbresh, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Civita vacation maker website.

Getting from Amalfi to Civita by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paestum.

Things to do in Civita

Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Paestum

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): head outdoors with Lido Esercito and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paestum Ruins.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paestum trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Civita to Paestum by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Paestum sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Naples

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Bosco de Medici Winery (in Pompeii) and Speed Boats Tours (in Salerno). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, and get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naples online route planner.

Drive from Paestum to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Paestum in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Naples, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Transportation · Tours · Outdoors

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