12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy travel planner

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 4 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maiori
— 3 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Fly to Miami

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) & Villa dei Misteri). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica.

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Miami, USA to Naples is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in March, expect nights in Naples to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are cooler, around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Positano

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 12th (Sat), experience rural life at La Masseria Farm Experience, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Grado.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Positano visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Positano, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Maiori.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Maiori

— 3 nights
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Go for a jaunt from Maiori to Ravello to see Villa Cimbrone Gardens about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, get a taste of the local shopping with Sol’Art Ceramiche, and contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello.

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Traveling by car from Positano to Maiori takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Maiori

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and finally delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Matera road trip planning website.

Drive from Maiori to Matera in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Maiori in March since evenings lows in Matera dip to 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Matera

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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