60 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

60 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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60 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  4​h
1
Le Castella
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Reggio Calabria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tropea
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Laino Borgo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Palinuro
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Matera
— 8 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3​h 30​min
7
Capri, Island of Capri
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Naples
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Milan

4
nights
Le Castella

Le Castella ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Castello Aragonese di Le Castella and Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche. Get out of town with these interesting Le Castella side-trips: Sena Park (in Cropani Marina), Santissima Immacolata e San Michele (in Botricello) and Parrocchia Santissimo Crocifisso (in Cutro).

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Le Castella online vacation planner .

Milan to Le Castella is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Le Castella

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Isola di Capo Rizzuto, Selliavola, Sena Park, Spiaggia di Copanello di Staletti, Santissima Immacolata e San Michele
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Castello Aragonese di Le Castella ©
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella
Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche ©
Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche
Le Cannella ©
Le Cannella

5
nights
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lungomare Falcomata and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria. Change things up with these side-trips from Reggio Calabria: Scilla (Lido Chianalea Scilla, Castello Ruffo di Scilla, & more), Museo Civico di Paleontologia e Scienze Naturali dell'Aspromonte (in Bova) and Pentedattilo (in Melito di Porto Salvo). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, view the masterpieces at Opere di Rabarama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reggio Calabria trip planner .

Traveling by car from Le Castella to Reggio Calabria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reggio Calabria are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Scilla, Lido Coco Beach, Pentedattilo, Dimora del Confino di Cesare Pavese, Museo Civico di Paleontologia e Scienze Naturali dell'Aspromonte
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Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla

6
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Creazioni Artistiche Il Faro and Spiaggia di Riaci. Change things up with these side-trips from Tropea: Chiesa Santa Maria Di Porto Salvo (in Catanzaro Lido), Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea (in Catanzaro) and Castello Normanno di Squillace (in Squillace). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Spiaggia Paradiso del sub, and kick back and relax at Michelino Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tropea online route planner .

You can drive from Reggio Calabria to Tropea in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tropea when traveling from Reggio Calabria in August, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Laino Borgo.

Things to do in Tropea

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pizzo, Capo Vaticano, Catanzaro, Michelino Beach, Spiaggia Paradiso del sub
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The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse
Spiaggia di Riaci ©
Spiaggia di Riaci

3
nights
Laino Borgo

Laino Borgo is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Isola Di Dino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Laino Borgo: Il ponte del diavolo (in Civita) and Arco Magno (in San Nicola Arcella). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Naturalistico e Paleontologico.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Laino Borgo trip planner.

You can drive from Tropea to Laino Borgo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palinuro.

Things to do in Laino Borgo

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Island Dino, Museo Naturalistico e Paleontologico, Il ponte del diavolo, Arco Magno, Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino
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River Rafting & Tubing
Arco Magno ©
Arco Magno
Island Dino ©
Island Dino

7
nights
Palinuro

Palinuro ©
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Step off the beaten path and head to Il Mirto Solarium Bar and Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palinuro: Certosa di Padula (in Padula), Marina di Camerota (Grotta Preistorica della Cala, Cala Bianca Beach, & more) and Maratea (Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Buon Dormire, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Elea - Velia, explore the fascinating underground world of Oasi WWF di Morigerati, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia della Marinella.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Palinuro route planner .

Getting from Laino Borgo to Palinuro by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maratea, Marina di Camerota, Certosa di Padula, Parco Archeologico di Elea - Velia, Oasi WWF di Morigerati
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Baia del Buon Dormire ©
Baia del Buon Dormire
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro ©
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro
Spiaggia della Marinella ©
Spiaggia della Marinella

8
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario. Get out of town with these interesting Matera side-trips: Cantine del Notaio (in Rionero in Vulture), Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta (in Pertosa) and Porta San Giovanni (in Potenza). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Parco della Murgia Materana, make a trip to San Giovanni Battista, steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria de Idris.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Matera trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Palinuro to Matera by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Matera sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Matera

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Porta San Giovanni, Melfi Castle, Rabatana, Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, Parco Regionale di Gallipoli Cognato
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Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera ©
Cattedrale di Matera ©
Cattedrale di Matera

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like White Grotta and Natural Arch. On the 5th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I, get great views at Belvedere Cannone, and take a memorable tour with Monte Solaro Chairlift Seggiovia Monte Solaro.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Capri travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Matera to Capri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, subway, and ferry. Traveling from Matera in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Capri. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Anacapri, Capri Sea Service
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Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto
White Grotta ©
White Grotta
Natural Arch ©
Natural Arch

10
nights
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Explore hidden gems such as Giardini Ravino and Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana). Venture out of the city with trips to Ischia (Maronti Beach, Acquedotto del Buceto, & more) and Palazzo Reale (in Ischia Porto).

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Forio trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Capri to Forio in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lacco Ameno, Ischia, Panza, Isola d'Ischia, Parco Termale Tropical
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Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso
Giardini Ravino ©
Giardini Ravino
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)

9
nights
Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno), Sorrento (Speed Boats Tours, Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, & more) and Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri & Forum). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Castel dell'Ovo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cimitero delle Fontanelle.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Naples trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Forio to Naples in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sorrento, Pompeii, Lido Onde Blu, Vulcano Solfatara, Duomo di Salerno
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Food Tours
Castel dell'Ovo ©
Castel dell'Ovo
Gesu Nuovo Church ©
Gesu Nuovo Church

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