30 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

30 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy travel planner
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Reggio Calabria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tropea
— 3 nights
Drive
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Le Castella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 3 nights
Drive
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Maratea
— 3 nights
Drive
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Padula
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Ahmedabad

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Reggio Calabria — 2 nights

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arena dello Stretto and Castello Ruffo di Scilla. Explore Reggio Calabria's surroundings by going to Palmi (Cala di Rovaglioso & Scoglio dell'Ulivo), IL Museo Etnografico (in Galliciano) and Chiesa Greco-Ortodossa della Madonna di Grecia (in Condofuri). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco, enjoy the sand and surf at Anna di Melito Porto Salvo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Reggio Calabria trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 108-hour travel. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. When traveling from Ahmedabad in October, plan for colder days in Reggio Calabria, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tropea.
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Tropea — 3 nights

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Enogastronomia Lorenzo and Spiaggia di Riaci. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tropea: Pizzo (Castello Aragonese Murat & Piedigrotta Church). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Michelino Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia di Fuoco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tropea road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Reggio Calabria to Tropea in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Tropea. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Le Castella.
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Le Castella — 2 nights

On the 9th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese di Le Castella, look for gifts at Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche, and then tour the water at your own pace with La Perla dello Ionio. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia, make a trip to Battistero, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Filomena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dell'Assunta, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Copanello di Staletti.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Castella online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Le Castella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve. Get out of town with these interesting Matera side-trips: Castelmezzano (Gradinata Normanna & Volo dell'Angelo), Parco Museale Scenografico di Craco (in Craco) and Accettura (Complesso Megalitico - Petre de la Mola & Parco Regionale di Gallipoli Cognato - Piccole Dolomiti Lucane). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, steep yourself in history at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, and stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Matera holiday planner.

You can drive from Le Castella to Matera in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Civita.
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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 hidden gems such as Sila National Park and Il ponte del diavolo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Civita: Rossano (AcquaPark Odissea 2000 & Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli") and Castello Ducale (in Corigliano Calabro). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Sant'Angelo and examine the collection at Casa Museo Palazzo Viafora.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Civita day trip website.

You can drive from Matera to Civita in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Maratea.
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Maratea — 3 nights

Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Secca and Il Mirto Solarium Bar. Get out of town with these interesting Maratea side-trips: Arco Magno (in San Nicola Arcella) and Palinuro (Baia del Buon Dormire & Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Kartodromo e Paintball Palazzo, step off the mainland to explore Island Dino, and pause for some photo ops at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Maratea road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Civita to Maratea takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Padula.
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Padula — 2 nights

Padula is a comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Padula, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Cognome. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Santuario SS. Maria del Monte Saraceno, then examine the collection at MUVIG Museo delle Tradizioni Locali di Viggiano, then admire the sheer force of Cascate Capelli di Venere, and finally Head underground at Oasi WWF di Morigerati.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Padula holiday maker website.

You can drive from Maratea to Padula in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Il Vallone dei Mulini. Dedicate the 22nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Padula to Sorrento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Sorrento sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Capri.
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Capri, Island of Capri — 3 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Belvedere Cannone and Capri Rent Boats. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, get active on the water at Capri Whales di Wendy, make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortini Coastal Walk.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Capri trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. In October in Capri, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Forio.
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia — 3 nights

On the 28th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini Ravino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso, and then tour the water at your own pace with West Coast Ischia - Boat Rental. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the music at Giardini La Mortella, look for gifts at Atelier delle Dolcezze, then kick back and relax at Gardenia Mare, and finally kick back and relax at Bagno Franco.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Forio route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Forio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Forio, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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