59 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

59 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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59 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  11​h 30​min
1
Capri, Island of Capri
— 10 nights
ferry:  30​min
2
Positano
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Maiori
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Paestum
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Naples
— 15 nights
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Reykjavik

10
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
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 Marina Piccola will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: see the top attractions with Capri Tour Information, stroll through Marina Grande Public Beach, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Capri trip maker .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Capri is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Capri. Traveling from Reykjavik in May, things will get warmer in Capri: highs are around 27°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Anacapri, Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri
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Capri Tour Information ©
Capri Tour Information
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto
Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola

10
nights
Positano

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.
Family-friendly places like Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) and Fornillo will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Amalfi) and Sorrento (Food Tours & Fishing Charters & Tours). On the 20th (Mon), spend a cool day on the water with Plaghia Charter. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with L'Uomo e il Mare, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo, head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, and get a new perspective on things with Sea Living.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Positano day trip website .

Positano is very close to Capri. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Maiori.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Praiano, Sorrento, Wine Tours & Tastings, Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods)
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Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) ©
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Bagni d'Arienzo ©
Bagni d'Arienzo

11
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Family-friendly places like Spiaggia di castiglione and Valle delle Ferriere will thrill your kids. Explore Maiori's surroundings by going to Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini), Vietri sul Mare (Sol’Art Ceramiche, Le Vigne di Raito, & more) and Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello). On the 27th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and tour the water at your own pace with Chic & Fabulous.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Maiori day trip planner.

You can drive from Positano to Maiori in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Paestum.

Things to do in Maiori

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Minori, Spiaggia Lannio
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Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi ©
Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi
Lido Capo di Conca ©
Lido Capo di Conca
Spiaggia Lannio
Spiaggia Lannio

11
nights
Paestum

Paestum ©
Attractions like Oasi Valle della Caccia and Il Mirto Solarium Bar make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paestum: Oasi Fiume Alento (in Prignano Cilento), Museo Vichiano (in Perdifumo) and Marina di Camerota (Il Mito degli Dei, MUVIP Museo Virtuale del Paleolitico, & more).

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Paestum road trip planning app .

Drive from Maiori to Paestum in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Paestum can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Paestum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marina di Camerota, Agropoli, River Rafting & Tubing, Il Mirto Solarium Bar, MUVIG Museo delle Tradizioni Locali di Viggiano
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Bau Bau Beach Village ©
Bau Bau Beach Village
Nevada Park Amusement Park ©
Nevada Park Amusement Park
Oasi Fiume Alento ©
Oasi Fiume Alento

15
nights
Naples

Naples ©
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 Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and Ruins of Herculaneum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Salerno (Duomo di Salerno & Promenade Trieste) and Praiano (Convento di Santa Maria a Castro & Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista). Dedicate the 24th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Vesuvio, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Paestum to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Naples when traveling from Paestum in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Praiano, Salerno, Ruins of Herculaneum, Sealand Sorrento
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Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum
Vesuvio ©
Vesuvio

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