15 days in Puglia & Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Puglia & Southern Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lecce
— 2 nights
2
Alberobello
— 1 night
3
Matera
— 1 night
4
Sorrento
— 3 nights
5
Capri, Island of Capri
— 3 nights
6
Naples
— 4 nights

2
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Giuseppe da Copertino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Manduria, make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferroviario della Puglia.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lecce day trip planning app.

Helsinki, Finland to Lecce is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Lecce due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for warmer days in Lecce, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Alberobello.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Santuario di San Giuseppe da Copertino, Duomo di Manduria, Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria ©
Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce

1
night
Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, do a tasting at L'Acropoli di Puglia, then Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, and finally explore the striking landscape at Grotta del Trullo.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alberobello trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Alberobello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lecce in October, expect nights in Alberobello to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Alberobello

Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

L'Acropoli di Puglia, Grotta del Trullo, Grotte di Castellana
Highlights from your plan
L'Acropoli di Puglia ©
L'Acropoli di Puglia
I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site ©
Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana

1
night
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale, and finally learn about winemaking at Amari & Rosoli.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Matera visit planning website.

Getting from Alberobello to Matera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Cattedrale, Amari & Rosoli
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina
Cattedrale ©
Cattedrale

3
nights
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Ravello (Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma & Duomo di Ravello), Amalfi (Ruga Nova Mercatorum (Via dei Mercanti), Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, &more) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Positano). There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, shop like a local with Marcello Aversa Studio d'Arte, and don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sorrento route planning tool.

You can drive from Matera to Sorrento in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sorrento when traveling from Matera in October, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Praiano, Positano, Ravello
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Boat Tours & Water Sports

3
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Villa Lysis, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Solaro, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Capri journey maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Anacapri, Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri
Highlights from your plan
White Grotta ©
White Grotta
Villa Lysis ©
Villa Lysis
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano), Tramonti (Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L. & Monte Finestra) and Santuario della Madonna delle Galline (in Pagani). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Lupanar, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Naples tour planner.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Capri in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Naples, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Pompeii, Tramonti, Convento di Santa Maria a Castro, Villa Rufolo, Santuario della Madonna delle Galline
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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