17 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

17 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Train:  26​h
1
Naples
— 2 nights
Bus:  15​min
2
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Maiori
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Naples is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, and don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naples travel route builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to Naples is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Naples, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Naples hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Forum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, stroll around Villa Comunale, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, and finally make a trip to Promenade Trieste. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, don't miss a visit to Lupanar, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva, then make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche.

To see other places to visit, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Pompeii day trip planning website .

Pompeii is very close to Naples. In March, daytime highs in Pompeii are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Maiori.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Salerno, Sol’Art Ceramiche
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Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Promenade Trieste ©
Promenade Trieste

3
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Change things up with a short trip to Villa Cimbrone Gardens in Ravello (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maiori online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Pompeii to Maiori in an hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pompeii in March since evenings lows in Maiori dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Maiori

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo, Vicoli, scale e archi
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, and then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Grande, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Grado, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Positano trip planner.

Getting from Maiori to Positano by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Positano, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Anacapri.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praiano
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Anacapri is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, Head underground at Blue Grotto, kick back and relax at Marina Grande Public Beach, and appreciate the history behind Natural Arch.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Anacapri tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Positano to Anacapri in 3.5 hours. In March in Anacapri, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anacapri

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Capri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto

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