9 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

9 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Naples
— 1 night
Drive
2
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Civita
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Paestum
— 1 night
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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. On the 25th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, then steep yourself in history at Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

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

London, UK to Naples is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Naples is 1 hour. Traveling from London in August, expect Naples to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Positano.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Art & Craft Gallery, cruise along Amalfi Coast, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Positano route planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Civita.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Civita — 2 nights

Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. On the 31st (Wed), snap pictures at Il ponte del diavolo and then identify plant and animal life at Setteventi del Pollino. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Complesso Monumentale Santuario delle Cappelle and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Civita trip site.

Traveling by car from Positano to Civita takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paestum.
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Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Paestum — 1 night

On the 2nd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Archaeological Park of Paestum and then get outside with Lido Esercito.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paestum trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Civita to Paestum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Paestum are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors
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