30 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

30 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy route planner
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Matera
— 1 night
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Maiori
— 7 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Naples
— 7 nights
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Matera — 1 night

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Purgatorio, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Eledorado Ranch, explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then contemplate the long history of Antica Matera Casa Grotta, and finally delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Matera tour itinerary maker.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Matera is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Matera is somewhat warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Maiori.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Maiori — 7 nights

Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Discover out-of-the-way places like Tempio di Hera II and Santuario di Montevergine. Get out of town with these interesting Maiori side-trips: Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello), Badia della Santissima Trinita' (in Cava De' Tirreni) and Azienda vinicola Feudi di San Gregorio (in Sorbo Serpico). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Caseificio Jemma, don't miss a visit to Santuario Santa Maria del Bando, get to know the fascinating history of Archaeological Park of Paestum, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Maiori trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Matera to Maiori takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Matera in January; daily highs in Maiori reach 15°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips
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Positano — 7 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa Comunale and Basilica di Sant'Antonino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Sorrento (Il Vallone dei Mulini & Cattedrale di Sorrento), Cantine Marisa Cuomo (in Furore) 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: make a trip to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista, Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano, have fun at Tennis Al Settimo Piano, and stop by Theodora Moda Positano.

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Traveling by car from Maiori to Positano takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Positano are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Anacapri.
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Anacapri, Island of Capri — 7 nights

Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa San Michele and Capri Whales di Wendy. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach, steep yourself in history at Villa del Damecuta, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Ignazio Cerio.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Anacapri road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Anacapri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Anacapri can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Naples.
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Naples — 7 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Libreria L Ultima Spiaggia (in Ventotene) and Centro Commerciale Campania (in Marcianise). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Anacapri to Naples in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Anacapri in February, Naples is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
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