43 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

43 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy trip planner
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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 8 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 7 nights
Drive
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Maiori
— 6 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 4 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rionero in Vulture
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 6 nights
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Naples — 8 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 (Forum, Villa dei Misteri, &more) and Salerno (Villa Comunale & Promenade Trieste). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Oltre I Resti, explore the galleries of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary builder app.

Melbourne, Australia to Naples is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Naples is minus 9 hours. April in Naples sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Positano.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Sorrento (Museobottega della Tarsialignea, Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, &more), La Masseria Farm Experience (in Massa Lubrense) and Conca dei Marini (Torre del Capo di Conca & The Spa at Monastero Santa Rosa). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, make a trip to IL Presepe nella Roccia, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Grado.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Maiori.
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Maiori — 6 nights

Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Take a break from Maiori with a short trip to Villa Cimbrone Gardens in Ravello, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Valle delle Ferriere.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maiori trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Positano to Maiori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive; or take a bus. April in Maiori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Civita.
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Civita — 4 nights

Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Civita side-trips: MUVIG Museo delle Tradizioni Locali di Viggiano (in Viggiano), Eufrasia Wellness & Spa (in Rotonda) and Battifarano - Azienda Vitivinicola (in Nova Siri). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Setteventi del Pollino, get engrossed in the history at Museo Etonico Arbresh, take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Civita road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Maiori to Civita takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Matera.
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Matera — 6 nights

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Explore Matera's surroundings by going to Sci Club Terranova del Pollino (in Terranova di Pollino) and Archeoart (in Policoro). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, and walk around Parco della Murgia Materana.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Matera trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Civita to Matera in 2.5 hours. In April in Matera, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rionero in Vulture.
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Rionero in Vulture — 4 nights

Rionero in Vulture is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Etnografico Beniamino Tartaglia (in Aquilonia), Antico Castello Winery (in San Mango sul Calore) and Tenuta Cavalier Pepe (in Luogosano). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Cantine del Notaio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria ad Nives, identify plant and animal life at Basilicata Alpaca, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Di Lagopesole.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rionero in Vulture trip planner.

Getting from Matera to Rionero in Vulture by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rionero in Vulture are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Paestum.
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Paestum — 6 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Bora Bora Sun (in Bellizzi), Statua del Principe Bulgaro Khan Alzeco (in Celle di Bulgheria) and Museo Civico Archeologico (in Roccagloriosa).

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You can drive from Rionero in Vulture to Paestum in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Paestum when traveling from Rionero in Vulture in May, with lows around 21°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
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