11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Akureyri
+4
bus + Fly + foot + bus + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Paestum
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Matera
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Naples
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Akureyri

1
night
Paestum

Paestum ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get outside with Lido Esercito, then explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins, and then look for gifts at Bazar Cerere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Mediterraneo Beach, then experience rural life at Caseificio Rivabianca, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Mura.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paestum trip maker tool .

Akureyri, Iceland to Paestum is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Akureyri to Paestum. Traveling from Akureyri in June, expect Paestum to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Caseificio Rivabianca ©
Caseificio Rivabianca
Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum ©
Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then make a trip to Sassi di Matera, then explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Matera trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Paestum to Matera in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Matera when traveling from Paestum in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Fornillo).

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

Drive from Matera to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Matera in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Amalfi), Speed Boats Tours (in Salerno) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the galleries of Museo Cappella Sansevero, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, and get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

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

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Naples when traveling from Ravello in June, with lows around 22°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Speed Boats Tours, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Le Vigne di Raito
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Wine Tours & Tastings
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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