8 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

8 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Matera
— 1 night
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Paestum
— 1 night
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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 day
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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
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Naples
— 4 nights

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, and then make a trip to Casa Noha.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Matera trip planning app.

Paphos, Cyprus to Matera is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or fly. Traveling from Paphos to Matera, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paphos in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Matera, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Matera

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Must see
Sassi di Matera
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Landmark
Casa Noha
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Paestum

Paestum ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, then gain insight at Azienda Agrituristica Seliano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paestum Ruins, and finally contemplate the long history of Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paestum travel itinerary planner.

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 August, Paestum is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ischia.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites · Museums
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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

Ischia ©
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Fungo Di Lacco Ameno, then attend a concert at Giardini La Mortella, and then steep yourself in history at Castello Aragonese d'Ischia.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ischia trip maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Paestum to Ischia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, subway, and ferry. August in Ischia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Anacapri.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Museums

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Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, don't miss a visit to Via Krupp, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and finally make a trip to I Faraglioni.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Anacapri trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Ischia to Anacapri in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Anacapri can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Cave
Blue Grotto
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Mountain
Monte Solaro
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History Museum
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. Family-friendly places like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Galleria Borbonica will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Museo Cappella Sansevero, explore the historical opulence of Castel dell'Ovo, delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Gennaro, and steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Naples travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Anacapri to Naples in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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World heritage site
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
4.6

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