35 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

35 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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35 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Naples
— 9 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Paestum
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Maiori
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Positano
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Capri, Island of Capri
— 6 nights
+2
Ferry + Shuttle + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Seattle

9
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii), Sorrento (Food Tours & Marcello Aversa Studio d'Arte) and Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Underground Naples, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip builder tool .

Seattle, USA to Naples is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Seattle to Naples, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get a bit warmer in Naples: highs are around 80°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paestum.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Salerno, Pompeii, Sorrento, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Vesuvio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 9:
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

6
nights
Paestum

Paestum ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paestum: Grotta Azzurra (in Praia A Mare), Santuario della Madonna del Perpetuo Soccorso (in Trecchina) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Laino Borgo).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paestum trip planner.

Take a train from Naples to Paestum in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paestum can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Maiori.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Santuario della Madonna del Perpetuo Soccorso, Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro, Scuba & Snorkeling, Grotta Azzurra
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
River Rafting & Tubing
Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum ©
Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum

3
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello) and Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori (in Vietri sul Mare). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Maiori trip site .

Drive from Paestum to Maiori in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Maiori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

9
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Amalfi) and Torre del Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, head outdoors with Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Positano journey website .

Traveling by car from Maiori to Positano takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praiano, Torre del Capo di Conca
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 27:
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, historic sites, beaches, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, and admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Capri holiday planner .

Drive from Positano to Capri in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 2:
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Speed Boats Tours
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto

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