22 days in Southern Italy & Padua Itinerary

22 days in Southern Italy & Padua Itinerary

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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
3
Palinuro
— 2 nights
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Maratea
— 2 nights
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Tropea
— 1 night
6
Le Castella
— 1 night
7
Matera
— 3 nights
8
Padua
— 10 nights

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Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Anacapri tour itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Anacapri is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get a bit warmer in Anacapri: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Capri
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Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto
White Grotta ©
White Grotta
Natural Arch ©
Natural Arch

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Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Epomeo, then steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Citara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Forio visit planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Anacapri to Forio in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Forio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palinuro.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Isola d'Ischia
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Monte Epomeo ©
Monte Epomeo
Spiaggia di Citara ©
Spiaggia di Citara
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)

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Palinuro

Palinuro ©
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at Baia del Buon Dormire, Head underground at Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro, and then get outside with Servizi Quadrifoglio Palinuro. On the next day, make a trip to Baia Infreschi - Marina di Camerota, then identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Bianca Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Calanca Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Palinuro trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Forio to Palinuro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Marina di Camerota
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Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro ©
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro
Baia del Buon Dormire ©
Baia del Buon Dormire
Baia Infreschi - Marina di Camerota ©
Baia Infreschi - Marina di Camerota

2
nights
Maratea

Maratea ©
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, then appreciate the history behind Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Secca. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Island Dino, don't miss a visit to Arco Magno, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Maratea trip planner.

You can drive from Palinuro to Maratea in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Maratea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Island Dino, Arco Magno
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Il Mirto Solarium Bar ©
Il Mirto Solarium Bar
Arco Magno ©
Arco Magno
Island Dino ©
Island Dino

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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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano, then get interesting insight from Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and finally stroll through Michelino Beach.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tropea online day trip planner.

Getting from Maratea to Tropea by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tropea are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Le Castella.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Capo Vaticano, Michelino Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michelino Beach ©
Michelino Beach
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola ©
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola

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Le Castella

Le Castella ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sellia Marina Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Steccato di Cutro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Le Castella, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese di Le Castella.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Castella sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Le Castella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Le Castella

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Sellia Marina Beach, Spiaggia di Steccato di Cutro
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Spiaggia Le Castella ©
Spiaggia Le Castella
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella ©
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella
Sellia Marina Beach ©
Sellia Marina Beach

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista and Parco della Murgia Materana. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, don't miss a visit to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Matera.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Matera online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Le Castella to Matera in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Padua.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Cattedrale di Matera ©
Cattedrale di Matera
Photography Tours

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Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parco Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino and Sacrario Militare del Leiten. Explore Padua's surroundings by going to Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta (in Fiera di Primiero), Chiesa di San Vittore (in Tonadico) and Tremosine sul Garda (Pieve Di Tremosine, Strada della Forra, &more). There's lots more to do: trek along Road of 52 Tunnels, don't miss a visit to I Buranelli, look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary, and stop by Caseificio Pennar Asiago.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Padua day trip website.

You can fly from Matera to Padua in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Matera in August, plan for little chillier days in Padua, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Vicenza, Tremosine sul Garda, Asiago, Treviso, Levico Terme
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Forte Belvedere ©
Forte Belvedere
Arte Sella ©
Arte Sella

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