17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Naples
— 2 nights
Bus:  15 min
2
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Salerno
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Agropoli
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Tropea
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Lamezia Terme
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Matera
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Alberobello
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Lecce
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Bari
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Montevideo

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Step out of Naples with an excursion to Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods in Positano--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, see the interesting displays at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, don't miss a visit to Miglio Sacro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naples day trip planning tool .

Montevideo, Uruguay to Naples is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. Traveling from Montevideo to Naples, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montevideo in May; daily highs in Naples reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro

2
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 22nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then explore the ancient world of Forum, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pompeii trip planner .

Pompeii is very close to Naples. In May in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Salerno.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Fornillo
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Liquorificio Mansi Carlo (in Minori), Parrocchia San Giovanni (in Vietri sul Mare) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta, Cimitero Monumentale, & more). There's much more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, stop by Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salerno trip builder website .

You can take a train from Pompeii to Salerno in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pompeii in May, Salerno is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Agropoli.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Amalfi, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, Parrocchia San Giovanni
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Speed Boats Tours
Cilento ©
Cilento

1
night
Agropoli

Agropoli ©
Agropoli is a town and comune, former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see located in the Cilento area of the province of Salerno, Campania, Italy. On the 27th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Paestum, delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, then get outside with Lido Esercito, and finally don't miss a visit to Spiaggia di San Francesco.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Agropoli travel route planner .

You can take a train from Salerno to Agropoli in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Agropoli sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tropea.

Things to do in Agropoli

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Paestum
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Torre di Paestum ©
Torre di Paestum

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, then kick back and relax at Tropea Beach, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tropea trip planning site .

Getting from Agropoli to Tropea by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Agropoli in May, Tropea is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lamezia Terme.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola ©

1
night
Lamezia Terme

Lamezia Terme ©
Lamezia Terme, commonly called Lamezia, is an Italian city of 70,452 inhabitants in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region.GeographyLamezia is located on the eastern border of the coastal plain commonly called Piana di Sant'Eufemia, which was created by drying a wide marshy area.The municipality borders with Conflenti, Curinga, Falerna, Feroleto Antico, Gizzeria, Maida, Martirano Lombardo, Nocera Terinese, Platania, San Pietro a Maida and Serrastretta.HistoryThe municipality of Lamezia Terme was formally created on 4 January 1968. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by Statti S.r.l., then don't miss a visit to Teatro Umberto I, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Maria SS. delle Grazie della Quercia di Visora, and finally cruise along Parco Bombarda.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lamezia Terme trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Tropea to Lamezia Terme in 1.5 hours. May in Lamezia Terme sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Lamezia Terme

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica Maria SS. delle Grazie della Quercia di Visora, Parco Bombarda
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Parco Bombarda ©
Parco Bombarda
Statti S.r.l. ©
Statti S.r.l.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, make a trip to Casa Noha, then get to know the fascinating history of Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, and finally explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Matera road trip planner.

Drive from Lamezia Terme to Matera in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Matera can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino ©
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino

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night
Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, wander the streets of Rione Aia Piccola, and then admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Alberobello trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Lecce.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Grotte di Castellana
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Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana
Rione Aia Piccola ©
Rione Aia Piccola

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night
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lecce online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Alberobello to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Lecce are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
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Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce

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Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 2nd (Tue), stroll the grounds of Bari War Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bari online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Lecce to Bari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Bari sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Bari War Cemetery ©
Bari War Cemetery

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