10 days in Italy, Paris & Ajaccio Itinerary

10 days in Italy, Paris & Ajaccio Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Bari, Italy
— 1 night
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Gravina in Puglia, Italy
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Matera, Italy
— 1 night
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Castellana Grotte, Italy
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Monopoli, Italy
— 1 night
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Alberobello, Italy
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Locorotondo, Italy
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Ostuni, Italy
— 1 night
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Lecce, Italy
— 1 night
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Corigliano d'Otranto, Italy
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Otranto, Italy
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Santa Cesarea Terme, Italy
— 1 night
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Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy
— 1 night
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Gallipoli, Italy
— 1 night
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Porto Cesareo, Italy
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Brindisi, Italy
— 1 night
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Ajaccio, France
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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris trip builder site.

La Rochelle to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll set off for Bari on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Bari, Italy

— 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Castel del Monte.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bari route site.

You can fly from Paris to Bari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Bari reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Gravina in Puglia.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Gravina in Puglia, Italy

Gravina in Puglia is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy.The word gravina comes from the Latin grava or from the messapic graba, with the meaning of rock, shaft and erosion of bank river. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Gravina Di Puglia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gravina in Puglia journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bari to Gravina in Puglia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Gravina in Puglia

Historic Sites
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Matera, Italy

— 1 night

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Matera Tour Guide as well as Sassi di Matera. On the 14th (Tue), deepen your understanding of the past and present with Matera Tour Guide and then make a trip to Sassi di Matera.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Matera itinerary tool.

Matera is very close to Gravina in Puglia. In August, daytime highs in Matera are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Castellana Grotte.

Things to do in Matera

Tours · Historic Sites

Castellana Grotte, Italy

Castellana Grotte is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Grotte di Castellana has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana.

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Traveling by car from Matera to Castellana Grotte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monopoli.

Things to do in Castellana Grotte

Parks · Nature
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Monopoli, Italy

— 1 night
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare as well as Centro Storico di Monopoli. On the 15th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Monopoli.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Monopoli driving holiday planner.

Monopoli is just a short distance from Castellana Grotte. In August, daytime highs in Monopoli are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Alberobello.

Things to do in Monopoli

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. You've now added I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site to your itinerary. On the 16th (Thu), admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Alberobello vacation builder website.

Alberobello is just a short distance from Monopoli. In August in Alberobello, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Locorotondo.

Locorotondo, Italy

Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. Centro Storico Locorotondo has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Thu), wander the streets of Centro Storico Locorotondo.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Locorotondo online road trip planner.

Locorotondo is just a short distance from Alberobello. Traveling from Alberobello in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Locorotondo, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ostuni.

Things to do in Locorotondo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Ostuni, Italy

— 1 night
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Your day by day itinerary now includes Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area as well as Centro Storico. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ostuni driving holiday planner.

Getting from Locorotondo to Ostuni by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ostuni can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Ostuni

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lecce, Italy

— 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lecce online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ostuni to Lecce in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ostuni in August, plan for little chillier nights in Lecce, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Corigliano d'Otranto.
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Corigliano d'Otranto, Italy

Corigliano d'Otranto is a small town and comune of 5,632 inhabitants in the province of Lecce in Apulia, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Castello di Corigliano d'Otranto.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Corigliano d'Otranto trip itinerary maker tool.

Corigliano d'Otranto is just a short distance from Lecce. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Corigliano d'Otranto

Historic Sites
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Otranto, Italy

Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro Storico Otranto as well as Baia dei Turchi. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dei Turchi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Otranto online trip itinerary maker.

Otranto is just a short distance from Corigliano d'Otranto. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cesarea Terme.

Things to do in Otranto

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Santa Cesarea Terme, Italy

— 1 night
Santa Cesarea Terme is a town and comune of 3,100 inhabitants in province of Lecce, in Apulia, southern Italy.Situated on the coast at the entrance of the Strait of Otranto, on a part of the coast which comes down to the sea, the town of Santa Cesarea is one of the largest centers for thermal baths in the Salento. Torre Santa Cesarea has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Torre Santa Cesarea.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Cesarea Terme trip planner.

Santa Cesarea Terme is just a short distance from Otranto. Traveling from Otranto in August, you will find days in Santa Cesarea Terme are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Santa Cesarea Terme

Historic Sites
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Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy

— 1 night
Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. You've now added Leuca Explorer to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sun), get a tailor-made plan with Leuca Explorer.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca journey planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cesarea Terme to Santa Maria di Leuca takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll set off for Gallipoli on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Transportation

Gallipoli, Italy

— 1 night

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
You've now added Centro Storico di Gallipoli to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Centro Storico di Gallipoli.

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Drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in August, you will find days in Gallipoli are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto Cesareo.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Porto Cesareo, Italy

Porto Cesareo is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.The area around the sea of Porto Cesareo is a beautiful example of "Maquis Shrubland". Your day by day itinerary now includes Spiaggia di Punta Prosciuto as well as Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo). Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo) and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Punta Prosciuto.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Porto Cesareo day trip site.

Porto Cesareo is very close to Gallipoli. In August, daytime highs in Porto Cesareo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brindisi.

Things to do in Porto Cesareo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Brindisi, Italy

— 1 night
Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. You've now added Castello Svevo di Brindisi to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castello Svevo di Brindisi.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brindisi trip tool.

You can drive from Porto Cesareo to Brindisi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Porto Cesareo in August, you will find days in Brindisi are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). You will leave for Ajaccio on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Brindisi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Ajaccio, France

With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ajaccio trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brindisi to Ajaccio. Traveling from Brindisi in August, plan for little chillier nights in Ajaccio, with lows around 20°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.