10 days in Bari, Southern Italy & Rome Itinerary

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Bari — 5 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare and Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia. Get out of town with these interesting Bari side-trips: Polignano a Mare (Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile & Oro della terra), I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello) and Martina Franca (Piazza Maria Immacolata & I Pastini). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Nicola, admire the striking features of Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari, make a trip to Fiera del levante, and pause for some photo ops at Sacrario Militare dei Caduti d'Oltremare.

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New York City, USA to Bari is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Bari, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Bari sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento.

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Drive from Bari to Sorrento in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bari in September since evenings lows in Sorrento dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour.

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Traveling by car from Sorrento to Amalfi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Naples.
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Naples — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naples route builder site.

You can drive from Amalfi to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 64°F in Naples. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 26th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally take in the views from St. Angelo Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Borghese.

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Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.