11 days in Puglia Itinerary

11 days in Puglia Itinerary

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11 days in Puglia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Bari
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Gallipoli
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Taranto
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Get out of town with these interesting Bari side-trips: Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte), Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare) and Zoosafari (in Fasano). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, explore the historical opulence of Castel del Monte, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bari War Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bari, use our trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Bari is an approximately 16-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Bari is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bari, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santo Stefano, Castel del Monte, Zoosafari, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia
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Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©
Citta Vecchia - Bari ©
Citta Vecchia - Bari

3
nights
Gallipoli

Gallipoli ©
Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gallipoli: Sidereus (in Salve), Centro Storico Otranto (in Otranto) and Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Punta della Suina, make a trip to Centro Storico di Gallipoli, see the interesting displays at Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei, and cool off at Samsara Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gallipoli trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Bari to Gallipoli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Gallipoli, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Salve, Centro Storico Otranto, Centro Storico, Lecce, Agricole Negro Valiani
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Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto
Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli ©
Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce

3
nights
Taranto

Taranto ©
Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte Girevole, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Dell’Orologio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area and then browse the exhibits of Masseria Brancati.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Taranto road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Taranto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gallipoli in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Taranto, with lows around 73°F. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taranto

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Masseria Brancati, Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
Museo Nazionale Archeologico ©
Museo Nazionale Archeologico

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