• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Car rental included

Sensational southern Italy self-drive road trip

  • Round trip
  • 11 nights
  • Italy
New trip
price from £ 809.00
  • per person
  • price based on: 2 adults

Embrace southern Italy's diverse beauty on a road trip, from Naples to the Amalfi Coast and beyond - includes hotels, breakfast, flights, car rental

When ancient history coexists with vibrant culture and the food is as divine as the views, you must be in Italy. This perfect self-drive discovery tour will bring you beyond the country’s bustling city centres and out to the sea, where charming towns, historic treasures, and heart-stopping vistas come as standard.

Starting in Naples, you’ll then embark on a picturesque road trip across the region's beautiful towns - and equally beautiful accommodations - of Puglia and Amalfi. During this adventure, you’ll also visit Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, Alberobello, Matera and other fascinating sights, and taste the region's specialties along the way.

Please note that as this is a self-drive tour, this itinerary is just a suggestion - you can choose the route you'd like to take.

  • 11-night roundtrip southern Italy tour

  • Four nights in Sorrento

  • Four nights in Alberobello

  • Two nights in Tropea

  • One night in Severino

  • Breakfast

  • Car rental

  • Return flight from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, London Stansted to Naples

We know plans can change. Our Flexible holidays let you rearrange your trip!

Choose from any alternative available dates. Includes refundable options. T&C's apply!


Day 1: UK - Naples

After a flight from the UK to Naples on Italy’s mainland, pick up your rental car and head to your Sorrento hotel.

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Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast

Day 2: Pompeii & Sorrento

It’s not difficult to see why many have waxed lyrical about romantic, picture-postcard Sorrento – fragrant lemon trees line its passeggiatas, the sea glistens in the secluded bay below, and Mount Vesuvius looms in the distance.

Pay a visit to to time-frozen Pompeii, a Roman city lost for 1,700 …

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Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast

Day 3: Capri

You could also explore the island of Capri, which has incredible panoramas at every turn. Seek out ancient chapels, the historic Roman residence of Villa San Michele and its beautiful gardens, plus the port of Marina Grande, before admiring the Augustus Gardens, with magnificent views of the Faragl…

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Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast

Day 4: Amalfi

Then it's on to the city of Amalfi, which clings dramatically to sheer cliffs and has a rich maritime history - visit the Duomo and Chiostro del Paradiso Monastery. Ravello is up next, where you get to witness Villa Rufolo and admire the town's beautiful cliffside gardens - the inspiration for many…

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Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast

Day 5: Matera

Pack up your car and drive to your Alberobello hotel, crossing the provincial border into Basilicata as you do. Once you're settled, drive to the picturesque Rock City of Matera - a European Capital of Culture for 2019. Famous for its ancient UNESCO 'Sassi', roam around the maze of narrow alleys, …

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Grand Hotel La Chiusa di Chietri

Day 6: Castellana & Alberobello

Today drive to Castellana to visit the famous network of caves created by the underground rivers which filter down through the limestone soil of the Murge Hills. Alberobello is next, which sits in the Itria Valley and is famous for its iconic trulli buildings. In your car, journey to the hilltop Ri…

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Grand Hotel La Chiusa di Chietri

Day 7: Lecce

The rich baroque masterpiece of Lecce, deep in the heel of Italy's boot, is your next port of call. Explore the city centre for its maze of cobblestone lanes lined with numerous Baroque-style buildings, interesting art studios, and fascinating Roman ruins (the 2nd-century amphitheatre and the Roman…

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Grand Hotel La Chiusa di Chietri

Day 8: Martina Franca

Martina Franca could be on the self-drive cards next, with its exquisitely preserved old town surrounded by stone walls, with prominent Baroque gates leading to piazzas and narrow, winding streets. If you're there in the summer, don't miss the opera festival, Festival della Valle d’Itria. Then driv…

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Grand Hotel La Chiusa di Chietri

Day 9: Cosenza

It's time to drive to your Tropea hotel. Tucked down south on Italy’s toe, the remote region of Calabria has it all – rolling hills, dramatic coastline, beautiful beaches, hours of sunshine and oodles of fresh air. Drive to one of the most beautiful corners, Cosenza. Located at the confluence of tw…

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Hotel Scoglio del Leone

Day 10: Tropea

Spend today discovering Tropea. Explore its interesting historic centre, with a Franciscan monastery and a 12th-century Norman cathedral. If it's a slower pace you're after, kick back on one of the stunning beaches along the coast.

Please note that as this is a self-drive tour, this itinerary i…

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Hotel Scoglio del Leone

Day 11: Gerace & Locri

‘I borghi più belli d 'Italia’ - this is the seal of quality that recognises only the most beautiful places in Italy: undoubtedly, Gerace, with its privileged location between the hills and the Ionian Sea and its largely preserved old town, is one of them. The famous Norman-style cathedral was buil…

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San Severino Park Hotel & Spa

Day 12: Tropea - UK

After breakfast, head to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

The journey to the airport is roughly 65 kilometres.

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If you book this deal before 35 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.

Additional Information

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Limited for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2021

Price changes

Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.

COVID-19 info

Due to COVID-19, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination which may change at short notice, including the need to show proof of having tested negative for, or having had a certified vaccination against, COVID-19. It is your responsibility to ensure you can satisfy these requirements before booking so please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before booking via your government's foreign advice service at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Passport, visa and health requirements

The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration requirements, before you travel.

Tour occupancy

Min 2 people and max 3 people per room

Flight times

Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.

Travel documents

You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 7 days prior to departure at the latest.

Rental car

The main driver must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver's license. The main driver must have a credit card in their own name with a sufficient credit limit for the deposit. You will pick and up and drop off the rental car at the airport. Travellers should allow enough time to drive to the airport and return the rental car before the return flight.

An excess risk applies in the event of theft or damage. A credit card deposit is required upon arrival. Comprehensive insurance, non-life insurance, liability insurance, theft insurance and cover for glass, tires, floor and roof damage is included. You will receive all rental car information along with your travel documents.

Single supplement

The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.

Children's discount

On the basis of two full-paying adults, a discount for children may be offered dependent on the chosen travel dates and length of stay. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.

Infant bed

Unfortunately, cots are not available throughout this trip.


Unfortunately, this trip is not wheelchair accessible.


Pets are not permitted on this trip.

Similar accommodation

In some circumstances, the hotel specified in the itinerary may not be available. In this case, you will be transferred to a comparable hotel in the vicinity. You will receive details of your definitive accommodation five days before departure.