10 days in Puglia Itinerary

10 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Bari
Drive
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Trani
— 2 nights
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
Drive
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Monopoli
— 1 night
Drive
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Alberobello
Drive
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Locorotondo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ostuni
Drive
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Brindisi
— 1 night
Drive
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Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Otranto
Drive
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Santa Cesarea Terme
Drive
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Castro
Drive
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Galatina
Drive
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Gallipoli
— 1 night
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Bari

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 17th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Bari travel planner.

London, UK to Bari is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bari is 1 hour. In April, Bari is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Trani.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Trani

— 2 nights
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Concattedrale di San Pietro Apostolo (Bisceglie), admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo Della Macchina Per Scrivere, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Adoeno, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Ognissanti, and finally stop by Upanisad Artigianato Etnico.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Trani route planner.

Traveling by car from Bari to Trani takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April in Trani, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Trani

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stop by Oro della terra.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Polignano a Mare visit app.

You can drive from Trani to Polignano a Mare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Trani, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Polignano a Mare, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monopoli.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Shopping
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Monopoli

— 1 night
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): learn and have fun at GiuInLab, steep yourself in history at Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Santa Maria Amalfitana, then don't miss a visit to Porto antico di Monopoli, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Lido Marina Grande.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Monopoli day trip site.

Monopoli is just a short distance from Polignano a Mare. In April, daily temperatures in Monopoli can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Alberobello.

Things to do in Monopoli

Parks · Historic Sites · Classes · Museums

Alberobello

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Yogurtlandia Noci.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Alberobello holiday maker tool.

Alberobello is just a short distance from Monopoli. In April in Alberobello, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Locorotondo.
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Locorotondo

— 2 nights
Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stop by caseificiosalatino, do a tasting at I Pastini, tour the pleasant surroundings at Az Agr.Corte dei Fragni, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at I Giardini di Pomona.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Locorotondo trip planner.

Locorotondo is very close to Alberobello. Traveling from Alberobello in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Locorotondo. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Ostuni.

Things to do in Locorotondo

Wildlife · Shopping · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Ostuni

Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cavalcata di Sant'Oronzo and then don't miss a visit to Infopoint - Association Il Borgo Ostuni.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ostuni trip website.

You can drive from Locorotondo to Ostuni in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Ostuni sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Brindisi.

Brindisi

— 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. To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brindisi trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ostuni to Brindisi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Lecce on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Brindisi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Lecce

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Colonna di Sant'Oronzo, don't miss a visit to Porta Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Santa Maria di Cerrate, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Irene, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Matteo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, then examine the collection at Museo Ferroviario della Puglia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di S. Giovanni Battista al Rosario, and finally don't miss a visit to Porta Rudiae.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Lecce holiday planner.

Lecce is just a short distance from Brindisi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Museums

Otranto

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): head outdoors with Stabilimento Riva del Sole, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Palascia, and then take in nature's colorful creations at La Cutura Giardino botanico.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Otranto trip itinerary website.

Drive from Lecce to Otranto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Cesarea Terme.

Things to do in Otranto

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Cesarea Terme

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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Torre Miggiano and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Villa Sticchi.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cesarea Terme trip itinerary builder app.

Santa Cesarea Terme is just a short distance from Otranto. When traveling from Otranto in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Cesarea Terme, with highs around 20°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Castro.

Things to do in Santa Cesarea Terme

Historic Sites

Castro

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Castro itinerary maker app.

Castro is very close to Santa Cesarea Terme. In April, daytime highs in Castro are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Galatina on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Castro

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Galatina

Galatina, known before the unification of Italy as San Pietro in Galatina, is a town and comune in the Province of Lecce in Apulia, southern Italy.Among the most important cities in Salento, it is situated some 21km south of the city of Lecce.Main sightsThe late Romanesque church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, built in 1390 by Raimondello del Balzo Orsini, count of Soleto, with a fine portal and rose window. To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Galatina online journey builder.

You can drive from Castro to Galatina in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Galatina when traveling from Castro in April, with lows around 10°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Galatina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks

Gallipoli

— 1 night

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
On the 26th (Thu), make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria della Purita.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gallipoli online vacation planner.

Gallipoli is just a stone's throw from Galatina. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Puglia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.

Province of Lecce travel guide

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Beaches · Outdoor Activities · Landmarks
Lecce is a historic city of 94,766 inhabitants (2015) in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the second province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities of Apulia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over 2,000 years old.Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapii who founded the city are said to have been Cretans in Greek records. To this day, in the Grecìa Salentina, a group of towns not far from Lecce, the griko language is still spoken.In terms of industry, the "Lecce stone"—a particular kind of limestone—is one of the city's main exports, because it is very soft and workable, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce is also an important agricultural centre, chiefly for its olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specializing in ceramic production.

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