15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Piazza Garibaldi, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Positano
— 4 nights
Taxi to Pompei, Train to Marina di Camerota
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Marina di Camerota
— 2 nights
Train
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Maratea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tropea
— 3 nights
Train to Rome, Fly to Sydney

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Capri, Island of Capri — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Piccola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, and finally make a trip to Piazza Umberto I. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, then pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Capri trip itinerary tool.

Sydney, Australia to Capri is an approximately 27.5-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Capri reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Positano.
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Side Trip

Positano — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Amalfi Coast Drive and Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Villa Cimbrone Gardens), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Castiglione (Spiaggia di castiglione & Lido di Ravello). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Feludei, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge Le Praie, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano sightseeing planner.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marina di Camerota.
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Side Trips

Marina di Camerota — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia della Marinella, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Buon Dormire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Cooperativa Rosa dei Venti and then kick back and relax at Cala Bianca Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marina di Camerota holiday maker app.

Getting from Positano to Marina di Camerota by combination of taxi and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Maratea.
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Side Trip

Maratea — 2 nights

Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. On the 1st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, then stroll through La Secca, and then stroll through A' Gnola.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Maratea trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Marina di Camerota to Maratea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tropea.
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Side Trip

Tropea — 3 nights

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Riaci, kick back and relax at Capo Vaticano, and then kick back and relax at Grotticelle beach. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina di Zungri, enjoy the sand and surf at Michelino Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tropea trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Maratea to Tropea in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Tropea sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Side Trips