22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Tropea
— 4 nights
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Matera
— 4 nights
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Paestum
— 3 nights
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 4 nights
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Naples
— 5 nights

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Tropea

Tropea ©
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. Popular historic sites such as Lungomare Falcomata and Chianalea di Scilla are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola. Change things up with a short trip to Statti S.r.l. in Lamezia Terme (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach, savor the flavors at La Casa Del Pesce, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Zanzibar, and look for gifts at Independent Bookstore Pensiero Meridiano.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tropea trip maker website.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Tropea is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Colombo in January: high temperatures in Tropea hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Tropea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata

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Matera

Matera ©

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario. Get some historical perspective at Cripta del Peccato Originale and Castle of Malconsiglio. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Lido Tamarix (in Roseto Capo Spulico) and Lido Playa del Sol (in Montegiordano). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Matera trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Tropea to Matera in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tropea in January: high temperatures in Matera hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Matera

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina
Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera ©
Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera
Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale

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Paestum

Paestum ©
You'll get in some beach time at Lido Armonia and Baia di Trentova. Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum and Duomo di Salerno. When in Paestum, make a side trip to see Castello dei Principi Capano in Pollica, approximately Pollica away.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paestum trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Matera to Paestum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Paestum is a bit warmer than Matera - with highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum
Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II ©

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Marina Grande Public Beach and Red Grotta. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa San Michele and Marina Piccola. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Monte Solaro, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Acattolico (The Non-Catholic Cemetery), make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, and head outdoors with Via Krupp.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Capri day trip planning tool.

Getting from Paestum to Capri by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castel dell'Ovo and Pompeii Archaeological Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cimitero delle Fontanelle and Cloister of Santa Chiara. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Reggia di Caserta (in Caserta). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church, get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary tool.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Capri in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Naples, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Cimitero delle Fontanelle ©
Cimitero delle Fontanelle
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Gesu Nuovo Church ©
Gesu Nuovo Church

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