15 days in Puglia Itinerary

15 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia vacation planner

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Taranto
— 3 nights
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Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 3 nights
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Lecce
— 5 nights
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Taranto

— 3 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Explore Taranto's surroundings by going to Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani), Bari (Citta Vecchia - Bari, Palazzo Atti, &more) and Chiesa del Crocifisso (in Bitonto). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, explore and take pictures at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, and steep yourself in history at Castel del Monte.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Taranto trip maker website.

Krakow, Poland to Taranto is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Krakow in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Taranto: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries · Tours

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolmen di Montalbano (in Montalbano), Ostuni (Cathedral of Ostuni, Centro Storico, &more) and Alberobello (Damati, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, have fun at Zoosafari, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Monopoli, and Head underground at Grotte di Castellana.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Polignano a Mare road trip website.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Polignano a Mare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Taranto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Polignano a Mare, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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. When in Santa Maria di Leuca, make a side trip to see Grotta Zinzulusa in Castro, approximately Castro away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia, and go for a stroll along the water at Piscina Naturale di Marina Serra.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca online day trip planner.

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Santa Maria di Leuca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Maria di Leuca when traveling from Polignano a Mare in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Lecce

— 5 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Get out of town with these interesting Lecce side-trips: Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia), Otranto (Baia dei Turchi, Cattedrale Di Otranto, &more) and Circolo Ippico Malepezza (in Sant'Andrea). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, kick back and relax at Lido Punta della Suina, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lecce route planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in September, Lecce is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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.