11 days in Southern Italy & Sicily Itinerary

11 days in Southern Italy & Sicily Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Reno
Fly:  21 h
1
Matera
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Vico Equense
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Palermo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Catania
— 1 night
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Reno

1
night
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 7th (Thu): examine the collection at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, make a trip to Sassi di Matera, thenmake a trip to Casa Noha, and finally delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Matera trip planner.

Reno, USA to Matera is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Reno to Matera due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Matera can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.

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
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo

2
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
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.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, and then get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, thenview the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, thenexamine the collection at Museo della Carta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip builder app.

You can drive from Matera to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Matera in May, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vico Equense.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, Il Sentiero Degli Dei
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

1
night
Vico Equense

Vico Equense is a coastal town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, in southern Italy.GeographyVico Equense is part of the greater Bay of Naples metropolitan area and is a tourist destination. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, thenkick back and relax at Fornillo, and then go for a walk through Positano.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vico Equense day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Vico Equense takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Vico Equense, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Vico Equense

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Positano
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Positano ©
Positano

3
nights
Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Sorrento (Piazza Tasso, Food Tours, &more), Cilento (in Salerno) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo Cappella Sansevero, shop like a local with Sol’Art Ceramiche, examine the collection at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and make a trip to Miglio Sacro.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

You can drive from Vico Equense to Naples in an hour. Other options are to take a subway; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sorrento, Sol’Art Ceramiche, Cilento, Paestum Ruins
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

1
night
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and finally make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Palermo trip planning tool.

You can fly from Naples to Palermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Catania.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

1
night
Catania

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Catania trip builder tool.

Drive from Palermo to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games

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