15 days in Puglia Itinerary

15 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Otranto
— 2 nights
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Lecce
— 2 nights
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Taranto
— 2 nights
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Vieste
— 2 nights
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Bari
— 3 nights
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Ostuni
— 3 nights
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Otranto

— 2 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Otranto: Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia), Grotta del Soffio (in Santa Maria di Leuca) and Pescoluse (Maldive del Salento Pescoluse & Lido 77). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Otranto, kick back and relax at Baia dei Turchi, and get outside with Circolo Ippico Malepezza.

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Brindisi to Otranto is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brindisi in July: highs in Otranto hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Lecce

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Lecce, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Porta Rudiae, then kick back and relax at Lido Punta della Suina, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli.

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Traveling by car from Otranto to Lecce takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Taranto

— 2 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. On the 14th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Carmine, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, snap pictures at Ponte Girevole, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Taranto Catherdral - Duomo of San Cataldo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Domenico Maggiore Church, and finally head off the coast to Cheradi Islands.

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Drive from Lecce to Taranto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lecce in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Taranto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vieste

— 2 nights
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. On the 16th (Thu), look for gifts at la bottega dei formaggi di Laprocina Costanzo, take in the pleasant sights at Vieste Promenade, head outdoors with Motobarca Desiree, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Pizzomunno, and finally don't miss a visit to Arco di San Felice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Baia Zaiana, then make a trip to Peschici centro storico, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Portonuovo, and finally make a trip to Trabucco San Lorenzo.

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You can drive from Taranto to Vieste in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Taranto in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Vieste. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bari: Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani), Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte) and Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Crocifisso, stop by La Maison d'Art, and view the masterpieces at Baart Gallery.

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Drive from Vieste to Bari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ostuni.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Ostuni

— 3 nights
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ostuni, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Liberta. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Masseria Brancati, make a trip to Parco Dune Costiere, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area.

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Drive from Bari to Ostuni in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bari in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ostuni, with lows of 30°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ostuni

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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.