15 days in Puglia Itinerary

15 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia itinerary planner

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Gallipoli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Castellana Grotte
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trani
— 3 nights
Drive
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Altamura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taranto
— 4 nights
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Gallipoli

— 3 nights

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Centro Storico Otranto and Duomo di Lecce are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Lido Punta della Suina and Channel Ciolo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gallipoli: Baia dei Turchi (in Otranto) and Centro Storico, Lecce (in Lecce). There's lots more to do: stroll through Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and kick back and relax at Porto Selvaggio.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gallipoli trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Gallipoli is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in April, expect Gallipoli to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Castellana Grotte.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castellana Grotte

— 2 nights
Castellana Grotte is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in a show at Zoosafari, then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and then Head underground at Grotte di Castellana. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lama Monachile.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Castellana Grotte online tour builder.

Drive from Gallipoli to Castellana Grotte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gallipoli in April, you will find days in Castellana Grotte are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trani.

Things to do in Castellana Grotte

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Trani

— 3 nights
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. Get some historical perspective at Cattedrale di Trani and Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castel del Monte and Cattedrale di Troia. When in Trani, make a side trip to see Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina in San Giovanni Rotondo, approximately San Giovanni Rotondo away. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Confetti Andria.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Trani day trip planning app.

You can drive from Castellana Grotte to Trani in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Castellana Grotte in April, expect nights in Trani to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Altamura.

Things to do in Trani

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Altamura

— 2 nights
Altamura is a city and comune of Apulia, in southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Centro storico di Altamura, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale, and then see the interesting displays at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to ll Bastione Medievale e le Cantine di Cavato San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gravina in Puglia - Cattedrale, and then see the interesting displays at Laboratorio della Cola Cola - La Casa della Cola Cola.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Altamura tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trani to Altamura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Trani in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Altamura: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Taranto.

Things to do in Altamura

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Taranto

— 4 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Get outdoors at Jonian Dolphin Conservation and Azienda Agricola Pietrasanta. Castello Aragonese and Centro Storico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Chiesa San Michele in Frangesto (in Monopoli), Cathedral of Ostuni (in Ostuni) and Basilica di San Martino (in Martina Franca). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Archeologico, and snap pictures at Ponte Girevole.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Taranto trip builder app.

You can drive from Altamura to Taranto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Altamura in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Taranto, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · 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.