15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner

Make it your trip
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Matera
— 2 nights
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Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Barrea
— 1 night
Drive
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Monopoli
— 1 night
Drive
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Locorotondo
— 2 nights
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Gallipoli
— 1 night
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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 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino and then see majestic marine mammals with Master Wave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, and then explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Matera trip website.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Matera is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Christchurch to Matera due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Matera. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Positano (Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello trip planning app.

You can drive from Matera to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Matera in October, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Venture out of the city with trips to Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo & Villa dei Misteri) and Speed Boats Tours (in Salerno). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

Before you visit Naples, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Naples when traveling from Ravello in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Barrea.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Barrea

— 1 night
Barrea is a comune in the province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy.It is located on the shore of the Lago di Barrea, a lake created after World War II due to the building of a dam on the river Sangro.HistoryThe village of Barrea descends from the pre-Roman population of the Samnites, who linked their destinies to the village. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at La Casa degli Appennini, go for a walk through Borgo Antico, and then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale di Barrea.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barrea trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Naples to Barrea in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Naples in October, Barrea is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monopoli.

Things to do in Barrea

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Monopoli

— 1 night
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare and then browse the exhibits of Masseria Brancati.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Monopoli trip planner.

You can drive from Barrea to Monopoli in 4.5 hours. In October in Monopoli, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Locorotondo.

Things to do in Monopoli

Museums

Side Trips

Locorotondo

— 2 nights
Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. On the 12th (Tue), do a tasting at L'Acropoli di Puglia and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site and then learn about winemaking at I Pastini.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Locorotondo trip maker tool.

Locorotondo is just a short distance from Monopoli. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Locorotondo when traveling from Monopoli in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Locorotondo

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gallipoli

— 1 night

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gallipoli tour planner.

Traveling by car from Locorotondo to Gallipoli takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.