19 days in Puglia, Calabria & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

19 days in Puglia, Calabria & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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19 days in Puglia, Calabria & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

Start: Paris
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
1
Otranto
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bari
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Tropea
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Amalfi
— 8 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  8 h
End: Paris

5
nights
Otranto

Otranto ©
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. Step out of the city life by going to Baia dei Turchi and Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli. Cattedrale Di Otranto and Duomo di Lecce are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Porto Selvaggio (in Nardo), Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse) and Torre di Torre Lapillo (in Torre Lapillo). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Torre dell'Orso Beach.

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Paris, France to Otranto is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Otranto reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bari.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo), Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli, Duomo di Lecce, Torre dell'Orso Beach
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Cattedrale Di Otranto ©
Cattedrale Di Otranto
Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce
Baia dei Turchi ©
Baia dei Turchi

3
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica San Nicola and I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site. Get some historical perspective at Castel del Monte and Lungomare e Murat. Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte), Trani (Mosaici pavimentali della Cattedrale di San Nicola Pellegrino & Cattedrale di Trani) and Trullo Sovrano (in Alberobello). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

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You can drive from Otranto to Bari in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Otranto in August, expect nights in Bari to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Alberobello, Cattedrale di Trani, Castel del Monte, Grotte di Castellana
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Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Cattedrale di Trani ©
Cattedrale di Trani
Castel del Monte ©
Castel del Monte

2
nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Tropea Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Riaci, stroll through Capo Vaticano, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotticelle beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tropea tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Bari to Tropea takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Tropea, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Capo Vaticano, Spiaggia di Riaci, Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo
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Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Grotticelle beach ©
Grotticelle beach

8
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Lido Capo di Conca. Venture out of the city with trips to Vietri sul Mare (ceramica solimene & Le Vigne di Raito), Basilica di Santa Trofimena (in Minori) and Positano (Kayaking & Canoeing, L'Uomo e il Mare, & more). Take a day trip on the 19th (Mon) with Exclusive Cruises. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luna Convento, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Lannio.

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Traveling by car from Tropea to Amalfi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tropea in August, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Positano, Ravello, Salerno, Minori, Conca dei Marini
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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