11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Matera
— 1 day
Drive
2
Alberobello
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ostuni
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
Drive
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Otranto
— 3 nights
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Matera

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Noha.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Matera day trip app.

Venice to Matera is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Matera are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums

Alberobello

— 2 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Mostra Storico-Artigiana dell’Arsenale Militare Marittimo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, and then learn about winemaking at I Pastini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: listen to music at Zoosafari, then Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, and then admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alberobello online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Alberobello can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ostuni.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ostuni

— 2 nights
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). On the 15th (Wed), gain a rich perspective with Azienda Agricola Pietrasanta, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Liberta, and then take an in-depth tour of Masseria Brancati. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ostuni, stop by Typicus, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Ostuni road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Alberobello to Ostuni in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alberobello in September since evenings lows in Ostuni dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Ostuni

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lecce

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Punta della Suina.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Lecce day trip planning website.

Getting from Ostuni to Lecce by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ostuni in September since evenings lows in Lecce dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Polignano a Mare

— 1 night
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 (Sun): make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, then don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno, and then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Polignano a Mare trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Polignano a Mare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Polignano a Mare, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otranto

— 3 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. Get out of town with these interesting Otranto side-trips: Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Santa Maria di Leuca). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dei Turchi, contemplate the waterfront views at Cava di Bauxite, and head outdoors with Circolo Ippico Malepezza.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Otranto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Otranto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Otranto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.