22 days in Rome & Southern Italy Itinerary

22 days in Rome & Southern Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 3 nights
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Naples
— 4 nights
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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 4 nights
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Positano
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 3 nights

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3
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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. You'll get in some beach time at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare and Lido di Enea. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, look for gifts at Giuliani Fabbrica Marrons Glaces & Cioccolateria, stop by Trastevere, and savor the flavors at Paciotti Salumeria.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary app.

Newark, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Rome. While traveling from Newark, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Lido di Enea, Vatican Museums, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Popular historic sites such as Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Galleria Borbonica are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Playa Caliente and Spiaggia 300 Gradini. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Lido Grotta dei Delfini (in Sperlonga). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, look for gifts at Io sono La Chianina, and don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Naples itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ischia.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Gaeta, Vesuvio National Park, Lido Grotta dei Delfini, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Lido Grotta dei Delfini ©
Lido Grotta dei Delfini
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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nights
Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

Ischia ©
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the 25th (Sun), kick back and relax at Maronti Beach and then steep yourself in history at Castello Aragonese d'Ischia. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo del Mare, then examine the collection at Casa Museo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ischia online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Ischia takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in December since evenings lows in Ischia dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Anacapri.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Chiesa del Soccorso, Casa Museo
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Maronti Beach ©
Maronti Beach
Museo del Mare ©
Museo del Mare

2
nights
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. On the 27th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, then stroll through Monte Solaro, then trek along Fortini Coastal Walk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps). Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Blue Grotto, see the interesting displays at La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Michele, then look for gifts at Eureka, and finally look for gifts at Ceramiche Tavassi.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Anacapri trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Ischia to Anacapri takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in December, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Capri.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk

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nights
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Head to Carthusia and Fioruccifor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Marina Piccola and I Faraglioni. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cimitero Acattolico (The Non-Catholic Cemetery), enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara, stop by Eco Capri, and appreciate the history behind Natural Arch.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Capri road trip planning app.

Capri is just a short distance from Anacapri. In December in Capri, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Belvedere di Migliara
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Marina Grande Public Beach ©
Marina Grande Public Beach
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto

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Positano

Positano ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Positano tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, shop like a local with Via Condotti, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then look for gifts at Antica Caciara Trasteverina, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare and then wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder app.

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in January, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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