12-Day Italy Road Trip from Pescara to Bari, Province of Salerno, Naples, and Benevento

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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 12-day road trip through Italy that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Pescara, Caramanico Terme, Trani, Ortona, Bari, Polignano a Mare, Alberobello, Castellana Grotte, Monopoli, Fasano, Matera, Province of Salerno, Ravello, Amalfi, Naples, Ercolano, Pompei, Sorrento, Caserta, Benevento, and Vasto. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Italy takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 3 nights in Pescara, 3 nights in Bari, 1 night in Province of Salerno, 3 nights in Naples, and 1 night in Benevento. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Italy. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Pescara, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Italy on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Italy. Amalfi Coast and piazza del Plebiscito are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Pescara, Caramanico Terme, Trani, Ortona, Bari, Polignano a Mare, Alberobello, Castellana Grotte, Monopoli, Fasano, Matera, Province of Salerno, Ravello, Amalfi, Naples, Ercolano, Pompei, Sorrento, Caserta, Benevento, and Vasto, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Italy. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Italy.

Throughout your road trip in Italy, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Italy.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Italy fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Italy today!

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Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Ortona
Ercolano
Photo of Scenic sight in Polignano a Mare, Bari Province, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy.Bari / 3 nights
Caramanico Terme
Ravello
Photo of nice scenic city scape in Monopoli, province of Bari, Italy.Monopoli
Photo of aerial view of Vasto Marina and Adriatic sea, Italy.Vasto
photo of breathtaking aerial view of Sorrento city, Amalfi coast, Italy.Sorrento
Castellana Grotte
Benevento / 1 night
Fasano
Alberobello
Photo of aerial view of of the city of Trani, Puglia, Italy.Trani
Polignano a Mare
Photo of aerial view of colorful summer view of Pescara port, Italy.Pescara / 3 nights
Naples, Italy. View of the Gulf of Naples from the Posillipo hill with Mount Vesuvius far in the background and some pine trees in foreground.Naples / 3 nights
Photo of panoramic view of the ancient town of Matera (Sassi di Matera), European Capital of Culture 2019, in beautiful golden morning light with blue sky and clouds, Basilicata, southern Italy.Matera
Photo of aerial morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of Mediterranean sea, Italy.Amalfi
Pompei
Salerno - city in ItalySalerno / 1 night
Caserta - city in ItalyCaserta

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photo of panoramic view of beautiful amalfi on hills leading down to coast, Campania, Italy. Amalfi coast is most popular travel and holiday destination in Europe. Ripe yellow lemons in foreground.Amalfi Coast
photo of neaples - The basilica reale pontificia san francesco da paola and monument to charles vii of naples - Piazza del plebiscito square in the morning dusk.Piazza del Plebiscito
Archaeological Park of Pompeii, Pompei, Napoli, Campania, ItalyArchaeological Park of Pompeii
Aerial view of the Royal Palace of Caserta also known as Reggia di Caserta. It is a former royal residence with large gardens in Caserta, near Naples, Italy. It is the main facade of the building.Palace of Caserta
Panoramic view of ancient town of Matera (Sassi di Matera), Basilicata, southern Italy.Sassi di Matera
Ovo Castle, Municipalità 1, Naples, Napoli, Campania, ItalyOvo Castle
photo of Colorful and beautiful architecture with palm trees in front of the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy.Naples National Archaeological Museum
photo of medieval castle Nuovo in central Naples, Italy.Castel Nuovo
Immagine d'insieme 2, Cappella Sansevero,Naples,Italy.Cappella Sansevero
Aerial view of Castel Sant'elmo in Naples, Italy. The Castle is located in the Vomero district and overlooks the town. In background the downtown of the city.Castel Sant'Elmo
Zoosafari Fasanolandia
Caves of Castellana. Blades of LightCastellana Caves
Archaeological Park of PaestumArchaeological Park of Paestum
Napoli Sotterranea Percorso Ufficiale, Municipalità 4, Naples, Napoli, Campania, ItalyNapoli Sotterranea Percorso Ufficiale
Giardini Reali - Parco Reggia di Caserta, Caserta, Campania, ItalyGiardini Reali - Parco Reggia di Caserta
Trulli di Alberobello Puglia
photo of View of the famous basilica cattedrala di san nicola pellegrino in the italian city Trani.Basilica di San Nicola
Villa Rufolo, Ravello, Salerno, Campania, ItalyVilla Rufolo
Amphitheatre of PompeiiAmphitheatre of Pompeii
View of the beach lama Monachile Cala porto in Polignano, Puglia (Apulia), Italy. Polignano seaside of Adriatic Sea, Puglia, Italy. Polignano is a town and comune in the Metropopolitan City of Bari.Lama Monachile
Archaeological Park of Herculaneum
Piazza della Rinascita (Piazza Salotto), Pescara, Abruzzo, ItalyPiazza della Rinascita (Piazza Salotto)
Monumento a Domenico Modugno
Temple of Hera II (also erroneously called the Temple of Neptune or of Poseidon, ancient Greek temple in the Doric order in Poseidonia (Paestum), Campania, Italy.Second Temple of Hera
Villa Comunale di Sorrento
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Nicholas the Pilgrim, Trani, Barletta-Andria-Trani, Apulia, ItalyBasilica Cattedrale Beata Maria Vergine Assunta
photo of Teatro Petruzzelli .Teatro Petruzzelli
Porto di Trani
PHOTO OF "Ponte del Mare" in Pescara .Ponte del Mare
Cala Porta Vecchia, Monopoli, Bari, Apulia, ItalyCala Porta Vecchia
Lungomare Araldo di Crollalanza, Municipio 1, Bari, Apulia, ItalyLungomare Araldo di Crollalanza
Villa Comunale
Teatro Grande
Regional Natural Reserve Punta Aderci
Cattedrale di San SabinoBasilica Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale San Sabino
Castello Aragonese, Ortona, Chieti, Abruzzo, ItalyCastello Aragonese
Direzione regionale Musei
Valle Orfento (Orfento Gorges), Caramanico Terme, Pescara, Abruzzo, ItalyValle Orfento (Orfento Gorges)
Park "Villa De Riseis", Pescara, Abruzzo, ItalyPark "Villa De Riseis"
photo of view ofCattedrale di San Cetteo a Pescara, Italy.Cattedrale di San Cetteo
View of the Palazzo d'Avalos on the Gulf of Naples, ItalyPalazzo d'Avalos
Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Vasto, Chieti, Abruzzo, ItalyCathedral of Saint Joseph
Park Nicola Calipari, Pescara, Abruzzo, ItalyPark Nicola Calipari

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Day 1

Day 1 – Pescara - arrival day

  • Pescara - Arrival day
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  • Piazza della Rinascita (Piazza Salotto)
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Welcome to Pescara, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Italy! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 2 nights immersing yourself in Pescara's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Pescara is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Piazza della Rinascita (Piazza Salotto) or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Pescara. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Italy. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Pescara. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at Taverna 58, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Ristorante Carlo Ferraioli beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Bar Sara. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Pescara tonight.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Posa Caffè Pescara is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Bar Mixer, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Temple Bar Irish Pub. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

Raise a toast to the start of your 12-day road trip in Italy!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Pescara and Caramanico Terme

  • Pescara
  • Caramanico Terme
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Drive 108 km, 2 hours 17 min

  • Cattedrale di San Cetteo
  • Valle Orfento (Orfento Gorges)
  • Park "Villa De Riseis"
  • Ponte del Mare
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Day 2 of your road trip across Italy promises a magnificent time exploring Pescara. You have 1 night left in Pescara. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Pescara Cathedral, a remarkable cathedral where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 772 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Park "Villa De Riseis". This park has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,064 travelers.

Ponte del Mare is another must-visit attraction. This renowned point of interest offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,487 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Pescara, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Pescara below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Pescara's best restaurants.

Make sure to book a table at Ristorante Franco, a popular restaurant in Pescara. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Pescara at La Taverna Antica, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Ristorante La griglia dell'Orso. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Pescara tonight.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Bar Napoli, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Bar Supermarket is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Post Bar is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Italy.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Pescara, Trani, Ortona, and Bari

  • Bari
  • Trani
  • Ortona
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Drive 320 km, 4 hours 6 min

  • Castello Aragonese
  • Basilica Cattedrale Beata Maria Vergine Assunta
  • Porto di Trani
  • Villa Comunale
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Dive into day 3 of your remarkable road trip in Italy. Today you will explore Trani and Ortona, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Bari. You’ll stay here for 3 nights.

When you’ve had your share of Ortona, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Trani. Your travel time is around 2 hours 35 min.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Basilica Cattedrale Beata Maria Vergine Assunta. This extraordinary church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,517 visitors.

Next, make your way to Porto di Trani. This top attraction is a point of interest with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,673 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Villa Comunale. This park is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,567 travelers.

Set your GPS to Ortona and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 34 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Ortona beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Castello Aragonese. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,068 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Bari, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Bari. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at AncheCinema, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? La Tana del Polpo offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Lo Svevo. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Bari.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Luau Tiki Bar. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, MercantileNove offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Steam pub, another top-rated bar in the area.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Italy!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bari, Polignano a Mare, Alberobello, Castellana Grotte, and Monopoli

  • Bari
  • Polignano a Mare
  • Alberobello
  • Castellana Grotte
  • Monopoli
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Drive 165 km, 3 hours 18 min

  • Castellana Caves
  • Lama Monachile
  • Monumento a Domenico Modugno
  • Cala Porta Vecchia
  • Trulli di Alberobello Puglia
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At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Bari, where you'll stay for 2 nights more.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Polignano a Mare, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Castellana Grotte to Polignano a Mare may take around 24 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Polignano a Mare, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Lama Monachile, a remarkable bridge where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 11,378 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Monumento a Domenico Modugno. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 9,550 travelers.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Alberobello, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Monopoli to Alberobello may take around 32 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Alberobello, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Journey into the unknown at Trulli di Alberobello Puglia, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 16,252 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Castellana Grotte. This drive usually takes around 44 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Castellana Caves. This much-appreciated show cave is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 21,109 reviews.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Bari.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Bari.

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Mezcla, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Mastro Ciccio? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Black and White as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Bari.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Cavanbah Pub, known for its lively atmosphere. Piccolo BAR is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, The ciclatera under the sea offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Italy.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Bari and Fasano

  • Bari
  • Fasano
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Drive 126 km, 1 hour 59 min

  • Zoosafari Fasanolandia
  • Lungomare Araldo di Crollalanza
  • Teatro Petruzzelli
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Day 5 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Bari for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Lungomare Araldo di Crollalanza. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,519 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Teatro Petruzzelli. This opera house has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,870 reviews.

You can learn more about Bari today by going on a tour. Bari offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

As you explore more of Bari, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Al Raffaello, a top-rated dining destination in Bari. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Ristorante Biancofiore, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Cortigiano Restaurant & Bar. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Bari this evening.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Bar Moderno offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Italy.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Bari, Matera, and Province of Salerno

  • Salerno
  • Bari
  • Matera
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Drive 262 km, 3 hours 49 min

  • Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale San Sabino
  • Basilica di San Nicola
  • Direzione regionale Musei
  • Sassi di Matera
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On day 6 of your road trip in Italy, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Bari and Matera. In the evening, you’ll end up in Province of Salerno, where you will stay for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Bari, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Matera may take around 1 hour 2 min. Upon your arrival in Matera, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale San Sabino. This church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,399 visitors.

Basilica di San Nicola is another popular attraction you could visit today. This cathedral has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 16,196 visitors. Basilica di San Nicola attracts up to 445,000 visitors every year.

Direzione regionale Musei is also highly recommended by travelers. This local government office has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,074 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Matera, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Bari to Matera may take around 1 hour 2 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Matera, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Sassi di Matera. This archaeological site is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Matera, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 34,582 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Province of Salerno. Province of Salerno offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Province of Salerno.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at L'Unico Drink & Food Salerno, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Embarcadero offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Vasilico is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Province of Salerno.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Hilton Bar e Gastronomia, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to The Black Monday speakeasy TBM. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at Dòmo i' vinaino Wine Bar - Enogastronomia, another top-rated place in the area.

Say good night to Province of Salerno and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Italy!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Province of Salerno, Ravello, Paestum, Amalfi, and Naples

  • Naples
  • Ravello
  • Amalfi
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Drive 170 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • Archaeological Park of Paestum
  • Second Temple of Hera
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Villa Rufolo
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 7 of your road trip in Italy. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Ravello, Paestum, and Amalfi. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Naples. You will spend 3 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Ravello, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Amalfi to Ravello may take around 19 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Ravello, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Villa Rufolo. This extraordinary point of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 16,456 visitors.

Paestum’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Province of Salerno behind. This drive usually takes around 58 min. Paestum welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Archaeological Park of Paestum, a remarkable museum where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 19,256 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Second Temple of Hera. This ancient greek temple has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 7,380 travelers.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Naples, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Naples's best restaurants.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at L'Oca Nera Irish Pub, a top-rated dining spot in Naples. If you're in the mood for something new, try Mimì alla Ferrovia, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Antica Pizzeria Di Matteo. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Naples.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Happening cocktail bar, known for its inviting atmosphere. Shanti Art Musik Bar is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Gran Caffè Gambrinus provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Italy.

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Day 8

Day 8 – Naples, Ercolano, Pompei, and Sorrento

  • Naples
  • Ercolano
  • Pompei
  • Sorrento
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Drive 138 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • Villa Comunale di Sorrento
  • Archaeological Park of Herculaneum
  • Amphitheatre of Pompeii
  • Teatro Grande
  • Archaeological Park of Pompeii
  • More

On day 8 of your road trip in Italy, you’ll start and end your day in Ercolano, but spend the day exploring what’s beyond the town. Since you will return to Naples for 2 nights more, there’s no need to rush. Experience Ercolano, Pompei, and Sorrento to the fullest today with this curated day itinerary!

Ercolano’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Sorrento behind. This drive usually takes around 58 min. Ercolano welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Archaeological Park of Herculaneum. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,913 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Pompei. This drive usually takes around 21 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Amphitheatre of Pompeii. This extraordinary point of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 14,759 visitors.

Next, make your way to Teatro Grande. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,226 reviews.

While in Pompei, we also recommend a visit to Archaeological Park of Pompeii. This museum has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 49,465 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Naples, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Sorrento may take around 1 hour 12 min. Upon your arrival in Sorrento, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Villa Comunale di Sorrento. This extraordinary park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,691 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Naples and your accommodation.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Naples's best restaurants.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at La Lazzara Trattoria e Pizzeria, a top-rated dining spot in Naples. If you're in the mood for something new, try Trattoria Castel Nuovo, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Ristorante Amici Miei. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Naples.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Archivio Storico - Cocktail Bar & Wonderfood, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Babette Pub, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Gran Caffè Cimmino provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Italy and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Naples

  • Naples
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Drive 11 km, 1 hour 25 min

  • Castel Sant'Elmo
  • Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Cappella Sansevero
  • Napoli Sotterranea Percorso Ufficiale
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On day 9 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Naples. You’ll stay in Naples for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Castel Sant'Elmo. This much-appreciated castle is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 25,314 reviews.

Next up is Naples National Archaeological Museum. This archaeological museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 27,352 visitors. As one of the top places to visit in the city, Naples National Archaeological Museum welcomes 616,878 visitors annually.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Cappella Sansevero. This former church has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 25,405 reviews. Every year, 175,138 travelers include this attraction on their travel itinerary.

Napoli Sotterranea Percorso Ufficiale is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 19,274 reviews.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Naples. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Amoroso dal 1876 - Ristorante e Pizzeria Napoli, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Vittoria Black & White St. John offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Antichi Sapori Partenopei Restaurant. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Naples.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Flanagan's Bar, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Parthenope Bar offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Naples. Bar Gianni Unica sede dal 1970 is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Italy and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Naples, Caserta, and Benevento

  • Benevento
  • Caserta
  • Naples
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Drive 95 km, 2 hours 32 min

  • Castel Nuovo
  • Piazza del Plebiscito
  • Ovo Castle
  • Palace of Caserta
  • Giardini Reali - Parco Reggia di Caserta
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 10 of your road trip in Italy. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Caserta and Naples. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Benevento, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Caserta. This car ride takes around 44 min.

When you're ready to see some sights, Palace of Caserta is a great place to start. This mountain park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 36,840 visitors. Palace of Caserta attracts more than 296,577 visitors every year.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Giardini Reali - Parco Reggia di Caserta. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,740 travelers.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Caserta. This drive usually takes around 44 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Castel Nuovo. This extraordinary castle is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 28,032 visitors.

Next, make your way to piazza del Plebiscito. This top attraction is a square with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 58,141 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Ovo Castle. This point of interest is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 33,595 travelers.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Benevento, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As you explore more of Benevento, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Italy!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Benevento, Vasto, Torre Sinello, and Pescara

  • Pescara
  • Vasto
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Drive 227 km, 3 hours 23 min

  • Cathedral of Saint Joseph
  • Palazzo d'Avalos
  • Regional Natural Reserve Punta Aderci
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On day 11 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Italy, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Vasto and Torre Sinello. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Pescara, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Vasto and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 7 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Vasto beckons with new experiences!

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Cathedral of Saint Joseph, a remarkable church where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 492 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Palazzo d'Avalos. This palace has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 697 travelers.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Vasto and set your GPS to Torre Sinello. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 16 min. Upon reaching Torre Sinello, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Regional Natural Reserve Punta Aderci. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,026 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Pescara. Pescara offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Pescara's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make sure to book a table at Fattoria Toccaferro | Via Firenze, a popular restaurant in Pescara. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Pescara at Somari, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Cala Di Ponente. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Pescara tonight.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Enoteca Visaggio cocktails and wine offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Giro' loungebar is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Caffè Ideale is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Head back to your accommodation in Pescara and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Italy!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Pescara - departure day

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  • Park Nicola Calipari
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Day 12 of your road trip in Italy is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Pescara before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As your final day in Italy unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Pescara’s shopping district. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the city’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of Italy. Keep the spirit of your trip to Italy alive with these special souvenirs.

Before you conclude your road trip in Italy, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Pescara.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider A Prua Mare, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu.

You’ll then say farewell to Pescara. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Italy!

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