13 days in Southern Italy & Sicily Itinerary

13 days in Southern Italy & Sicily Itinerary

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Matera
— 3 nights
2
Salerno
— 1 night
3
Sorrento
— 1 night
4
Naples
— 3 nights
5
Syracuse
— 3 nights

3
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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.
Cattedrale di Trani and Castello Svevo di Barletta will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Locorotondo and Chiesa San Giovanni Battista. Venture out of the city with trips to Chiesa di San Nicola (in Locorotondo) and Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta (in Bitonto). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Quattro Evangelisti, and examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Matera trip builder site.

Reno, USA to Matera is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Locorotondo, Cattedrale, Cattedrale di Trani, Castello Svevo di Barletta, Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta
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Cattedrale di Trani ©
Cattedrale di Trani
Centro Storico Locorotondo ©
Centro Storico Locorotondo
Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta ©
Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta

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Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Guariglia, admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, then walk around Villa Comunale, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salerno online travel route planner.

You can drive from Matera to Salerno in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Salerno when traveling from Matera in May, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villa Guariglia
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Giardino della Minerva ©
Giardino della Minerva
Duomo di Salerno ©
Duomo di Salerno
Villa Guariglia ©
Villa Guariglia

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Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 9th (Sat), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Sant'Antonino, then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Cataldo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and finally make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sorrento day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and subway. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salerno in May since evenings lows in Sorrento dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Food Tours
Basilica di Sant'Antonino ©
Basilica di Sant'Antonino
St Francis Church and Convent ©
St Francis Church and Convent

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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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castel dell'Ovo and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. Explore hidden gems such as Gesu Nuovo Church and Monte Cassino. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cimitero delle Fontanelle, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro.

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Traveling by car from Sorrento to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Monte Cassino
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Gesu Nuovo Church ©
Gesu Nuovo Church
Monte Cassino ©
Monte Cassino
Cimitero delle Fontanelle ©
Cimitero delle Fontanelle

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Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo San Giorgio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, and then steep yourself in history at Scicli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Nicolaci, and finally don't miss a visit to Tonnara di Marzamemi.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse trip planner.

Fly from Naples to Syracuse in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Noto, Tonnara di Marzamemi, Cathedral of St. George, Scicli, Duomo San Giorgio
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Duomo San Giorgio ©
Duomo San Giorgio
Scicli ©
Scicli
Cathedral of St. George ©
Cathedral of St. George

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