14 days in Puglia Itinerary

14 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia trip itinerary planner

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Otranto
— 3 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vieste
— 4 nights
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
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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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata and Chiesa di San Pietro. Get some cultural insight at Punta Palascia Lighthouse and Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro. Get out of town with these interesting Otranto side-trips: Zona Franca Lounge Beach (in Lido Marini), Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei (in Gallipoli) and Lido Il Molo (in Torre San Giovanni). And it doesn't end there: get outside with La Dolce Riva, don't miss a visit to Castello di Corigliano d'Otranto, enjoy the sea views from Cape Palascia, and get great views at Torre Minervino.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Otranto trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Otranto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Otranto at 38°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Otranto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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. Relax by the water at Channel Ciolo and Papeete Salentino. Visit Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae and Centro Storico di Presicce for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with Diving Service, steep yourself in history at Frantoi Ipogei, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Soffio, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Otranto in August, expect nights in Santa Maria di Leuca to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Vieste

— 4 nights
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Popular historic sites such as Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese and Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Foresta Umbra and Spiaggia dei Colombi. When in Vieste, make a side trip to see Cala Turchi in Peschici, approximately Peschici away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Spiaggia di Portonuovo, Head underground at Oasi Archeologica-Naturalistica Necropoli - La Salata, look for gifts at la bottega dei formaggi di Laprocina Costanzo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vieste trip planner.

Getting from Santa Maria di Leuca to Vieste by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in August, you will find days in Vieste are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Polignano a Mare

— 3 nights
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Masseria Brancati and Centro Storico. Popular historic sites such as Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia and Piazza della Liberta are in your itinerary. Explore Polignano a Mare's surroundings by going to Basilica di San Martino (in Martina Franca), Valle d’itria e Dintorni (in Cisternino) and Master Wave (in Marina di Ginosa). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Lama Monachile.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Polignano a Mare trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Vieste to Polignano a Mare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vieste in August: highs in Polignano a Mare hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · 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.