7 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

7 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Matera
— 1 night
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Paestum
— 1 night
3
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
4
Naples
— 2 nights

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Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then make a trip to Sassi di Matera, and finally make a trip to Casa Noha.

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

Lisbon, Portugal to Matera is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Matera due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in March; daily highs in Matera reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale
Casa Noha ©
Casa Noha

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Paestum

Paestum ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, gain insight at Azienda Agrituristica Seliano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paestum Ruins, then steep yourself in history at Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della "Madonna del Granato".

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paestum online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Matera to Paestum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Matera in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Paestum, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Santuario della "Madonna del Granato"
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), delve into the distant past at Villa Jovis, stroll through Fortini Coastal Walk, then get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, and finally get great views at Monte Solaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Blue Grotto, kick back and relax at Marina Piccola, take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Tragara, explore the fascinating underground world of Red Grotta, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Capri itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Paestum to Capri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Capri are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk

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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. Get some historical perspective at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Cloister of Santa Chiara. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parco Archeologico Pausilypon and Piazza del Plebiscito. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Reggia di Caserta (in Caserta). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Naples sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Naples takes 1.5 hours. March in Naples sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Vesuvio National Park, Reggia di Caserta, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon ©
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon
Cloister of Santa Chiara ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara

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