15 days in Palermo & Province of Bari Itinerary

15 days in Palermo & Province of Bari Itinerary

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Palermo
— 7 nights
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Bari
— 5 nights
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Gravina in Puglia
— 2 nights
Drive to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Fly to Dublin

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Palermo

— 7 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese (in Termini Imerese), Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, and admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo travel planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Palermo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Dublin to Palermo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bari.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Bari

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bari: Alberobello (I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site & Damati), Putignano (Grotta del Trullo & Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo) and Centro Storico Locorotondo (in Locorotondo). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, make a trip to Statua di Domenico Modugno, and steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Monopoli.

Before you visit Bari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Palermo to Bari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October in Bari, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gravina in Puglia.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gravina in Puglia

— 2 nights
Gravina in Puglia is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy.The word gravina comes from the Latin grava or from the messapic graba, with the meaning of rock, shaft and erosion of bank river. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Madonna della Croce, examine the collection at L'uomo Di Altamura, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Baldassarre, then examine the collection at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza Duomo. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Amari & Rosoli, then steep yourself in history at ll Bastione Medievale e le Cantine di Cavato San Marco, and then contemplate the long history of Gravina Di Puglia.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gravina in Puglia vacation planner.

Getting from Bari to Gravina in Puglia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gravina in Puglia

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Province of Bari travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Bari is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Bari and of the Apulia region, on the Adriatic Sea, in Italy. It is the second most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy after Naples, a port and university city, as well as the city of Saint Nicholas. The city itself has a population of about 326,799, over 116km2, while the urban area has 700,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan area has 1.3 million inhabitants.Bari is made up of four different urban sections. To the north is the closely built old town on the peninsula between two modern harbours, with the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino (1035–1171) and the Hohenstaufen Castle built for Frederick II, which is now also a major nightlife district. To the south is the Murat quarter (erected by Joachim Murat), the modern heart of the city, which is laid out on a rectangular grid-plan with a promenade on the sea and the major shopping district (the via Sparano and via Argiro).Modern residential zones surrounding the centre of Bari were built during the 1960s and 1970s replacing the old suburbs that had developed along roads splaying outwards from gates in the city walls. In addition, the outer suburbs developed rapidly during the 1990s. The city has a redeveloped airport named after Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyła Airport, with connections to several European cities.

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