24 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 6 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 4 nights
Train to Salerno, Taxi to Amalfi
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Amalfi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 5 nights
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Naples — 6 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Venture out of the city with trips to Salerno (Speed Boats Tours, Cilento, &more) and Pompeii (Bosco de Medici Winery & Forum Baths). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, explore the galleries of Galleria Borbonica, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Naples driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Naples is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Naples. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Naples to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Civita.
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Civita — 3 nights

Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Civita: Chiesa di San Giorgio (in Oriolo), le case del nibbio (in Morano Calabro) and Monte Caramola (in Francavilla sul Sinni). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Setteventi del Pollino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Etonico Arbresh.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Civita travel app.

Traveling by car from Naples to Civita takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Paestum.
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Paestum — 4 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paestum: Cantine del Notaio (in Rionero in Vulture), Il Mirto Solarium Bar (in Maratea) and Cooperativa Rosa dei Venti (in Marina di Camerota).

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paestum trip planner.

Traveling by car from Civita to Paestum takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Paestum can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano) and Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, get outside with Lemon Tour De Riso, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amalfi day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Paestum to Amalfi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sorrento: Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (in Praiano) and Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Fornillo, &more). On the 23rd (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Agriturismo Primaluce - Fattoria Didattica e Tour, take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and stroll through Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento vacation builder website.

Drive from Amalfi to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. August in Sorrento sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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