11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Mantua
1
Mantua
— 1 day
train:  5​h 45​min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
3
Sorrento
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Amalfi
— 2 nights
5
Bari
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Mantua

1
day
Mantua

Mantua ©
Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, make a trip to Skyline di Mantova, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, and finally explore the world behind art at Camera degli Sposi.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mantua online tour planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Verona Villafranca Airport, Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites Museums
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Palazzo Ducale Mantova ©
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova ©

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, then contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvius National Park, and then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip builder app .

You can fly from Mantua to Naples in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mantua in September since evenings lows in Naples dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Vesuvius National Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

2
nights
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, then take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Positano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Food Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amalfi road trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Sorrento to Amalfi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Amalfi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bari.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Ravello
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

2
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Explore Bari's surroundings by going to Sassi di Matera (in Matera), Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte) and Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Nicola, don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoosafari.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bari road trip website .

Drive from Amalfi to Bari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Bari. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sassi di Matera, Grotte di Castellana, Zoosafari, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Cattedrale di Trani
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Cattedrale di Trani ©
Cattedrale di Trani