30 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

30 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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30 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
Matera
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Maiori
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Positano
— 7 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 7 nights
ferry:  45​min
5
Naples
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Reykjavik

1
night
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 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Purgatorio, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Eledorado Ranch, make a trip to Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then contemplate the long history of Antica Matera Casa Grotta, and finally explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Matera trip itinerary builder website .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Matera is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in January: high temperatures in Matera hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Maiori.

Things to do in Matera

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario ©
Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario
Eledorado Ranch ©
Eledorado Ranch

7
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Step off the beaten path and head to Gli Scaloni and Azienda vinicola Feudi di San Gregorio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maiori: Santuario di Montevergine (in Mercogliano), Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello) and Vietri sul Mare (Villa Comunale, Spiaggia della Crestarella, & more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo, steep yourself in history at Santa Maria de Olearia, make a trip to Parrocchia di Santa Maria a Mare, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Normanni.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Maiori driving holiday planning site .

Drive from Matera to Maiori in 3 hours. Traveling from Matera in January, expect Maiori to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Maiori

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Atrani, Amalfi, Agropoli
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo ©
Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

7
nights
Positano

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Sorrento (Villa Comunale, Basilica di Sant'Antonino, & more) and Scavi di Stabia (in Castellammare Di Stabia). On the 27th (Sun), spend a cool day on the water with Plaghia Charter. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Tennis Al Settimo Piano, look for gifts at Ceramica Assunta, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano, and don't miss a visit to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Positano trip itinerary app .

Getting from Maiori to Positano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Anacapri.

Things to do in Positano

#Tours, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sorrento, Praiano, Cantine Marisa Cuomo, Scavi di Stabia
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Tennis Al Settimo Piano ©
Tennis Al Settimo Piano
Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista ©
Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista

7
nights
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monte Solaro and La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, stop by Eureka, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Damecuta, and take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Migliara.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Anacapri trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Anacapri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In January in Anacapri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Anacapri

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Capri, Capri Blue Boats
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Marina Grande ©
Marina Grande
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto

7
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Step off the beaten path and head to Gesu Nuovo Church and Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Centro Commerciale Campania (in Marcianise) and Libreria L Ultima Spiaggia (in Ventotene). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, and see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples online trip builder .

You can ride a ferry from Anacapri to Naples in an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Naples when traveling from Anacapri in February, with lows around 7°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Centro Commerciale Campania, Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano, Libreria L Ultima Spiaggia
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

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