59 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

59 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Naples, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 10 nights
Ferry
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Positano
— 10 nights
Drive
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Maiori
— 11 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 11 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 15 nights
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Capri, Island of Capri

— 10 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Family-friendly places like Blue Grotto and I Faraglioni will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: trek along Fortini Coastal Walk, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, take a tour by water with Capri Whales di Wendy, and stroll through Giardini di Augusto.

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Reykjavik, Iceland to Capri is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Capri due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in May, expect Capri to be much warmer, temps between 27°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 12:

Positano

— 10 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Il Sentiero Degli Dei and Walk of the Gods. Go for a jaunt from Positano to Sorrento to see Fishing Charters & Tours about 44 minutes away. On the 20th (Mon), spend a cool day on the water with Plaghia Charter. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, stop by Art & Craft Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Sea Living, and Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Positano travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Positano are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Maiori.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 22:

Maiori

— 11 nights
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Ravello. Explore Maiori's surroundings by going to Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini), Li Galli (in Amalfi) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Raito). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, choose your vessel at Boats Amalfi - Da Gioacchino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Maiori trip builder app.

You can drive from Positano to Maiori in 1.5 hours. In May in Maiori, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Maiori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — Jun 2:

Paestum

— 11 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Paestum Ruins and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paestum: Oasi Fiume Alento (in Prignano Cilento), Il Mirto Solarium Bar (in Maratea) and Museo Vichiano (in Perdifumo).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paestum day trip planning site.

Getting from Maiori to Paestum by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 13:

Naples

— 15 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Vesuvio National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Via delle Tombe (in Pompeii), Salerno (Duomo di Salerno & Promenade Trieste) and Praiano (Convento di Santa Maria a Castro & Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Caracciolo, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Naples online travel route planner.

Getting from Paestum to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Paestum in June, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Naples. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 28: