13 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 3 nights
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Naples — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Cloister of Santa Chiara and Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Appreciate the collections at Museo Cappella Sansevero and Galleria Borbonica. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary builder site.

Boston, USA to Naples is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Boston to Naples, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Naples is a bit warmer than Boston - with highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, then view the masterpieces at Art & Craft Gallery, and finally cool off at Fornillo. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Cataldo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, learn about winemaking at Limonoro, then view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.
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Capri, Island of Capri — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): Head underground at White Grotta, appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, and finally make a trip to Giardini di Augusto. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Capri trip itinerary maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. April in Capri sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Monastero Santa Rosa, shop like a local with Ravello Arte, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Atrani, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amalfi trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.
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Matera — 3 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.
Sassi di Matera and Cripta del Peccato Originale are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Massimo Casiello. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera, and make a trip to Casa Noha.

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You can drive from Amalfi to Matera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amalfi in April since evenings lows in Matera dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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