12 days in Ischia & Puglia Itinerary

12 days in Ischia & Puglia Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Ferry to Ischia
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Ischia
— 4 nights
Ferry to Pozzuoli, Drive to Martina Franca
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Martina Franca
— 1 night
Drive
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Ugento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bari
— 3 nights
Fly

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Ischia

— 4 nights
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello Aragonese d'Ischia and Rione Terra. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Mare and Casa Museo. Explore Ischia's surroundings by going to Pozzuoli (Chiesa della Purificazione & Necropoli di San Vito) and Procida (Museo Casa di Graziella, Abbazia San Michele Arcangelo, &more). And it doesn't end there: stop by Gelateria Ice da Luciano, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico del Torrione, and take in the awesome beauty at Monte Epomeo.

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Washington DC, USA to Ischia is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Ischia is 6 hours. In June in Ischia, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Martina Franca.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Martina Franca

— 1 night
Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicola, take a stroll through Centro Storico Locorotondo, then learn about winemaking at I Pastini, then learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Martino.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Martina Franca holiday maker website.

Getting from Ischia to Martina Franca by combination of ferry and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Martina Franca can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ugento.

Things to do in Martina Franca

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

Ugento

— 2 nights
Ugento is a town and comune in Italy. On the 18th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Faggiano. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Zona Franca Lounge Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia, then stroll through Channel Ciolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ugento journey planner.

You can drive from Martina Franca to Ugento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Martina Franca in June; daily highs in Ugento reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Bari.

Things to do in Ugento

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Bari

— 3 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni and Museo Diocesano di Ostuni. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Ostuni and Basilica San Nicola. Explore Bari's surroundings by going to Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani), Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia (in Monopoli) and Lama Monachile (in Polignano a Mare). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Bari and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare e Murat.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bari day trip app.

Traveling by car from Ugento to Bari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Bari are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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.