15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Amalfi
— 4 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Paestum
4
Paestum
— 1 night
Drive
5
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Fly to Kansas City

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Naples — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri & Lupanar) and Salerno (Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, Giardino della Minerva, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Naples road trip app.

Kansas City, USA to Naples is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kansas City to Naples due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Positano (Fornillo, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at Museobottega della Tarsialignea, take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Sant'Antonio Abate.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Sorrento trip planner.

Drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. October in Sorrento sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 4 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amalfi: Positano (Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, &more). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Amalfi Coast Drive, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Sorrento to Amalfi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. October in Amalfi sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paestum.
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Paestum — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Le Mura, make a trip to Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Park of Paestum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paestum trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Amalfi to Paestum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Matera.
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Matera — 2 nights

Subterranean City

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 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, then don't miss a visit to Chiese rupestri Madonna delle Virtu e San Nicola dei Greci, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sasso Barisano.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Matera online trip maker.

You can drive from Paestum to Matera in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Matera is slightly colder than Paestum - with highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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