30 days in Southern Italy & Bari Itinerary

30 days in Southern Italy & Bari Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  26 h
1
Tropea
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Bari
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Paestum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Capri, Island of Capri
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Naples
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Chicago

3
nights
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. Attractions like Spiaggia di Riaci and Michelino Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Capo Vaticano and Grotticelle beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tropea side-trips: Reggio Calabria (Da Cesare Gelateria & Lungomare Falcomata) and Chianalea di Scilla (in Scilla). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, kick back and relax at Tropea Beach, and stop by Independent Bookstore Pensiero Meridiano.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tropea day trip planning app.

Chicago, USA to Tropea is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Tropea is 7 hours. June in Tropea sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bari.

Things to do in Tropea

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria, Capo Vaticano, Michelino Beach, Chianalea di Scilla, Spiaggia di Riaci
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Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Michelino Beach ©
Michelino Beach

6
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vignanotica Beach and Zoosafari. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieste Promenade and Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta. Change things up with these side-trips from Bari: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello), Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte) and Sassi di Matera (in Matera). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani, make a trip to Cattedrale, stop by Piccolo Souvenir, and Head underground at Motobarca Desiree Grotte Marine di Vieste.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bari road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Bari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In June in Bari, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Bari

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vieste, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Grotte di Castellana, Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area, Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Vignanotica Beach ©
Vignanotica Beach
Zoosafari ©
Zoosafari

5
nights
Paestum

Paestum ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cala Bianca Beach and Baia del Buon Dormire. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II and Borgo Medievale di Agropoli. Get out of town with these interesting Paestum side-trips: Area Marina Protetta Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta (in Marina di Camerota), Castello dei Principi Capano (in Pollica) and Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro (in Palinuro).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paestum route planner.

Traveling by car from Bari to Paestum takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Paestum when traveling from Bari in June, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ischia.

Things to do in Paestum

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Marina di Camerota, Palinuro, Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, Castello dei Principi Capano
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Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro ©
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro
Baia del Buon Dormire ©
Baia del Buon Dormire
Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II ©

3
nights
Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

Ischia ©
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Kids will appreciate attractions like Maronti Beach and Spiaggia di Citara. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) and Spiaggia di Cava Grado. Go for a jaunt from Ischia to Forio to see Giardini La Mortella about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso, explore the activities along Baia di San Montano, make a trip to Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, and look for gifts at Atelier delle Dolcezze.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ischia trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Paestum to Ischia takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Paestum in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ischia, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Capri.

Things to do in Ischia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Forio, Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), Baia di San Montano, Spiaggia di Cava Grado
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Giardini La Mortella ©
Giardini La Mortella
Maronti Beach ©
Maronti Beach
Spiaggia di Citara ©
Spiaggia di Citara

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Monte Solaro and Marina Piccola. Explore hidden gems such as White Grotta and Marina Grande Public Beach. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Giardini di Augusto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, and take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Capri online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ischia to Capri in 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Marina Grande Public Beach ©
Marina Grande Public Beach
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kids will enjoy Pompeii Archaeological Park and Vesuvio National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parco Archeologico Pausilypon and Gesu Nuovo Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii) and Reggia di Caserta (in Caserta). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Castel dell'Ovo, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Capri to Naples takes 2.5 hours. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pompeii, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Vulcano Solfatara, Vesuvio National Park, Reggia di Caserta
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Vulcano Solfatara
Vulcano Solfatara
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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