10 days in Puglia Itinerary

10 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Fly
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Polignano a Mare
Drive
2
Vieste
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Otranto
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 3 nights
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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 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lama Monachile.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Polignano a Mare trip itinerary website.

Genoa to Polignano a Mare is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Genoa in August since evenings lows in Polignano a Mare dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vieste.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Vieste

— 2 nights
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta Umbra, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Vignanotica, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Portonuovo. Here are some ideas for day two: take advantage of the amenities at La Bussola Beach, then stroll through Cala Turchi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Colombi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vieste online tour planner.

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Vieste in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. August in Vieste sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Otranto

— 4 nights
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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lido Punta della Suina and Lido La Bussola. Get outdoors at Baia dei Turchi and Circolo Ippico Malepezza. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata (in Gallipoli) and Cala dell'Acquaviva (in Marittima). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lungomare degli Eroi, enjoy the sand and surf at Torre dell'Orso Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Le Due Sorelle.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Otranto trip planner.

Drive from Vieste to Otranto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Otranto, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 3 nights
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'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Channel Ciolo and Papeete Salentino. Visiting Maldive del Salento Pescoluse and Grotta del Soffio will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Leuca, steep yourself in history at Frantoi Ipogei, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae.

Plan trip to Santa Maria di Leuca with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Otranto in August, you will find days in Santa Maria di Leuca are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.