20 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

20 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy trip planner
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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ravello
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Paestum
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Civita
— 1 night
Drive
6
Matera
— 2 nights
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Naples — 5 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 (Terme del Foro & Villa dei Misteri) and Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano). There's much more to do: make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary app.

San Francisco, USA to Naples is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Naples. In April in Naples, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Positano (Food Tours, Fornillo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Agriturismo Primaluce - Fattoria Didattica e Tour, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, and take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento trip website.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. April in Sorrento sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ravello.
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Ravello — 4 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, make a trip to Vicoli, scale e archi, and stroll through Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Ravello are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Paestum.
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Paestum — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stop by Bazar Cerere, don't miss a visit to Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Park of Paestum, and finally gain insight at Azienda Agrituristica Seliano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Bora Bora Sun, experience rural life at Caseificio Rivabianca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paestum trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Paestum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Civita.
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Civita — 1 night

Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. On the 4th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Museo Etonico Arbresh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Setteventi del Pollino, then snap pictures at Il ponte del diavolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna del Castello.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Civita online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paestum to Civita takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.
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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 5th (Fri): look for gifts at Arterego di Margherita Albanese, examine the collection at MOOM Matera Olive Oil Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, then see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, and finally steep yourself in history at Antica Matera Casa Grotta. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, and then explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Matera trip builder app.

Getting from Civita to Matera by car takes about 2.5 hours. May in Matera sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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