10 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

10 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy route builder

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Fly
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Sorrento
— 1 night
Ferry
2
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Paestum
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Paestum
— 1 night
Drive
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Naples
— 2 nights
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Sorrento

— 1 night

Land of the Sirens

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 16th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Limonoro, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Sorrento is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Sorrento is 6 hours. In July in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Capri, Island of Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita, Head underground at Blue Grotto, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get great views at Belvedere Cannone, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then Head underground at White Grotta, then get outside with Le Ondine Beach Club, and finally make a trip to Piazza Umberto I.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Capri trip maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. In July in Capri, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Amalfi

— 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Fornillo, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, admire all the interesting features of Amalfi Coast, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amalfi online vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Paestum.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Paestum

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Mediterraneo Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, then delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, then head outdoors with Lido Esercito, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Paestum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paestum online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Amalfi to Paestum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 23rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, delve into the distant past at Forum, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Galleria Borbonica, browse the exhibits of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Naples day trip site.

You can drive from Paestum to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Paestum in July since evenings lows in Naples dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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