22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Ferry:  27 h
1
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Naples
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Ravello
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Matera
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Palinuro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Maratea
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Reggio Calabria
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney

1
day
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): cruise along Via Krupp, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Anacapri day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Anacapri is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Anacapri at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Anacapri

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Capri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Via Krupp ©
Via Krupp

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museo Cappella Sansevero and Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Borgo Medievale di Agropoli and Speed Boats Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori (in Vietri sul Mare), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Positano) and Paestum (Paestum Ruins & Lido Mediterraneo Beach). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Naples travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anacapri to Naples takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Forio.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Paestum, Kayaking & Canoeing, Speed Boats Tours, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore
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1
night
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
On the 27th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Epomeo, steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), then stroll through Spiaggia di Citara, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Forio tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Naples to Forio takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Forio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Isola d'Ischia
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Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso
Monte Epomeo ©
Monte Epomeo
Spiaggia di Citara ©
Spiaggia di Citara

4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Visiting Lido di Ravello and Spiaggia di castiglione will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano), Positano (Fornillo & Spiaggia Grande) and Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara).

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello online trip planner .

You can drive from Forio to Ravello in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ravello can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca, Spiaggia di Atrani, Spiaggia Di Minori
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina. Explore hidden gems such as Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera and Cattedrale di Matera. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Castello di Rocca Imperiale (in Rocca Imperiale), Centro Storico di Craco (in Craco) and Spiagge Le Praie (in Praiano). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sassi di Matera, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, and delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Matera online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ravello to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Matera. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castello di Rocca Imperiale, Centro Storico di Craco, Spiagge Le Praie
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Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris

2
nights
Palinuro

Palinuro ©
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Calanca Beach, then kick back and relax at Baia del Buon Dormire, and then Head underground at Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at MUVIP Museo Virtuale del Paleolitico, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Bianca Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia della Marinella.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Palinuro day trip website .

Traveling by car from Matera to Palinuro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Maratea.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marina di Camerota
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Baia del Buon Dormire ©
Baia del Buon Dormire
Spiaggia della Marinella ©
Spiaggia della Marinella
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro ©
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro

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nights
Maratea

Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. On the 6th (Sun), kick back and relax at Il Mirto Solarium Bar and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Arco Magno, head off the coast to Island Dino, then kick back and relax at La Secca, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Maratea trip website .

Traveling by car from Palinuro to Maratea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Maratea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Island Dino, River Rafting & Tubing, Arco Magno
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River Rafting & Tubing
Island Dino ©
Island Dino

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nights
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo del Bergamotto, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia di Fuoco, then stroll through Capo Vaticano, and finally kick back and relax at Grotticelle beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, then go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, then take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Della Cultura Pasquino Crupi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria.

To plan Reggio Calabria vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Maratea to Reggio Calabria by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Capo Vaticano, Scilla
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Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata

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