60 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

60 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy visit planner
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Fly to Rome, Train to Tropea
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Tropea
— 8 nights
Drive
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Catanzaro
— 7 nights
Drive
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Maratea
— 6 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ravello
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Massa Lubrense
— 6 nights
Drive
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Isernia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 9 nights
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Tropea — 8 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. Get out of town with these interesting Tropea side-trips: Cascate dell'Amendolea (in Gambarie), Scilla (Chianalea di Scilla & Lido Francesco) and Palmi (Villa Comunale Giuseppe Mazzini, Santuario S. Maria del Carmelo, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach, get great views at Affaccio Raf Vallone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Janculla, and head outdoors with Capo Vaticano.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tropea trip itinerary maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Tropea is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In August, Tropea is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Catanzaro.
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Catanzaro — 7 nights

Catanzaro, also known as the city of the two seas, is an Italian city of 91,000 inhabitants and the capital of the Calabria region and of its province.The archbishop's seat was the capital of the province of Calabria Ultra for over 200 years. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catanzaro: Basilica Maria SS. delle Grazie della Quercia di Visora (in Conflenti), Il Gigante di Curinga (in Curinga) and Chiesa Monumentale di San Domenico (in Taverna). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese di Le Castella, look for all kinds of wild species at I Giganti Della Sila, stroll through Copanello Lido Libero, and kick back and relax at Villaggio Costa del Turchese.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Catanzaro trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Catanzaro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Catanzaro are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Maratea.
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Maratea — 6 nights

Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Venture out of the city with trips to Certosa di Padula (in Padula), Cerchiara di Calabria (Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons & Ferrata Ramo Imperiale) and Civita (Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, Setteventi del Pollino, &more). There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, kick back and relax at Rena d'u Nastru Beach, don't miss a visit to Arco Magno, and take some stellar pictures from Belvedere.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maratea trip maker.

Drive from Catanzaro to Maratea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paestum.
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Paestum — 6 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paestum: Cooperativa Rosa dei Venti (in Marina di Camerota), Palinuro (Lido Baia Saracena, Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro, &more) and Museo Archeologico Nazionale Marcello Gigante di Volcei (in Buccino).

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paestum travel route builder site.

Drive from Maratea to Paestum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.
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Ravello — 7 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Spiagge Le Praie (in Praiano) and Positano (Miniaci Art Gallery, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, and take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paestum to Ravello takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Ravello, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Anacapri.
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Anacapri, Island of Capri — 3 nights

Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Anacapri is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, and take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Anacapri road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ravello to Anacapri in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Anacapri can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Massa Lubrense.
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Massa Lubrense — 6 nights

Land of Sirens

A gem of the Amalfi Coast, Massa Lubrense is known as the Land of Sirens for the legend of the Sirens' song.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Massa Lubrense: Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle), Aranceto Storico (in Piano di Sorrento) and Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (in Praiano). Dedicate the 9th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, relax in the rural setting at La Masseria Farm Experience, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Cataldo, and make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Massa Lubrense trip tool.

Getting from Anacapri to Massa Lubrense by ferry takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Isernia.
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Isernia — 6 nights

Isernia is a town and comune in the southern Italian region of Molise, and the capital of province of Isernia.GeographySituated on a rocky crest rising from 350to between the Carpino and the Sordo rivers, the plan of Isernia still reflects the ancient layout of the Roman town, with a central wide street, the cardo maximus, still represented by Corso Marcelli, and side streets at right angles on both sides.The commune of Isernia includes 16 frazioni. Change things up with these side-trips from Isernia: Castel San Vincenzo (in Castel San Vincenzo), Antiquarium di Saepinum-Altilia (in Altilia) and International War Museum of the World Wars (in Rocchetta Nuova). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at War Museum WinterLine Venafro, make a trip to Sito Archeologico la Pineta Isernia, explore the ancient world of Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa S. Maria in Cielo Assunta.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Isernia vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Massa Lubrense to Isernia takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Isernia when traveling from Massa Lubrense in September, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Naples.
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Naples — 9 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Salerno (Speed Boats Tours, Stazione Marittima di Salerno, &more), Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie (in Pagani) and Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, indulge your taste buds at Le Vigne di Raito, and get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naples day trip tool.

You can drive from Isernia to Naples in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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