24 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

24 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Paestum
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Maiori
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Positano
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Naples
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Paestum

Change things up with these side-trips from Paestum: Il Mirto Solarium Bar (in Maratea) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Agropoli).

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paestum trip app .

Newark, USA to Paestum is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newark to Paestum, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Paestum, with lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maiori.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Il Mirto Solarium Bar, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

4
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Venture out of the city with trips to Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini), Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maiori road trip website .

Traveling by car from Paestum to Maiori takes 2 hours. In August in Maiori, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Maiori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Le Vigne di Raito, Lido Capo di Conca
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

7
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Sorrento (Food Tours, Speed Boats Tours, & more) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), look for gifts at Nana' Positano, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Positano journey planner .

You can drive from Maiori to Positano in 1.5 hours. August in Positano sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sorrento, Wine Tours & Tastings, Fiordo di Furore, Parrocchia Di San Gennaro
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Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

7
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Salerno (Duomo di Salerno & Promenade Trieste). Dedicate the 24th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and contemplate the long history of Underground Naples.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Naples online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Positano to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In August in Naples, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Salerno, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Vesuvio National Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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