22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Fly
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Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Otranto
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Monopoli
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Putignano
— 1 night
Drive
5
Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Maratea
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Trani
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Mattinata
— 2 nights
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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 27th (Wed): make a trip to Porta San Biagio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Carmine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di S. Giovanni Battista al Rosario, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Lecce - La Cripta, then explore the world behind art at Museo Fantasy, and finally make a trip to Church of Saint Mary of Grace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Marini, admire the local landmark of Fontana dell’Armonia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Marco, don't miss a visit to L’Orologio delle Meraviglie, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesuiti Chiesa del Gesu', and finally steep yourself in history at Teatro Apollo.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lecce day trip app.

Brussels, Belgium to Lecce is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in May, things will get a bit warmer in Lecce: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Otranto

— 4 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. Swim Liberi di Nuotare has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Chiesa di San Pietro and Punta Palascia Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Dolce Riva and La Grotta Verde. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Otranto: Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia (in Specchia) and Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae (in Santa Maria di Leuca). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Cape Palascia, head outdoors with Il Maneggio di Lucio, stroll through Lungomare degli Eroi, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Porto Miggiano.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Otranto trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Otranto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monopoli.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Monopoli

— 3 nights
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia and Piazza della Liberta. Get some historical perspective at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio and Centro Storico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monopoli: Martina Franca (Valle d'Itria, I Pastini, &more), Ceglie Messapica (Castello Ducale & Il Castello Ducale) and Chiesa di San Francesco (in Ostuni). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Conversano, enjoy the sand and surf at Lama Monachile, browse the collection at Biblioteca Comunale P. Rendella, and make a trip to Porto antico di Monopoli.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Monopoli online trip builder.

Drive from Otranto to Monopoli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Otranto in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Monopoli, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Putignano.

Things to do in Monopoli

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Putignano

— 1 night
Putignano is a town and comune in the province of Bari and region of Apulia, Italy.EconomyIn the past, the economy of the city was principally based on agriculture, but in more recent times the population has transformed it into an industrial centre. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria La Greca, admire the masterpieces at Museo Civico "Guglielmo Romanazzi Carducci - Principe di Santo Mauro", make a trip to Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, see the interesting displays at Il palazzo del Bali, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine (Convento Grande).

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Putignano trip itinerary maker website.

Putignano is just a short distance from Monopoli. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Putignano

Historic Sites · Museums

Matera

— 3 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi and Piazza Duomo will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Chiesa del Purgatorio and Casa Cisterna Sotterranea. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: L'uomo Di Altamura (in Altamura) and Gravina in Puglia (Amari & Rosoli, Gravina in Puglia - Cattedrale, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Antica Matera Casa Grotta, explore the ancient world of Convicinio Di Sant' Antonio, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Rocco.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Matera road trip planning app.

You can drive from Putignano to Matera in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Maratea

— 2 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. On the 9th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Annunziata, don't miss a visit to Piazzetta Buraglia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Biagio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Biagio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Immacolata. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiumicello Spiaggia, then kick back and relax at A' Gnola, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Castrocucco.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Maratea trip planning site.

You can drive from Matera to Maratea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trani.

Things to do in Maratea

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Trani

— 3 nights
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiesa di Ognissanti and Parrocchia S.Chiara. Explore hidden gems such as Museo Archeologico Nazionale Canosa di Puglia and Cattedrale di San Sabino. Venture out of the city with trips to Canosa di Puglia (Ipogei Lagrasta, Mausoleo del Principe Boemondo d'Altavilla, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant'Andrea, stop by Delizie Pugliesi, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo Della Macchina Per Scrivere, and admire the landmark architecture of Scavi archeologici S. Chiara.

Plan trip to Trani with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Maratea to Trani takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mattinata.

Things to do in Trani

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Mattinata

— 2 nights
Mattinata is a famous seaside resort town and comune (municipality) in the province of Foggia, Apulia, southern Italy.GeographyThe only town in Apulia facing south the Adriatic sea, Mattinata is part of the Gargano National Park (Parco Nazionale del Gargano). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Baia di Mattinatella and then head outdoors with Fontana delle Rose. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Luce, kick back and relax at Lido Oasi, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Piana di Mattinata, examine the collection at Il Sentiero dell'Angelo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Lapidario, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at S. Maria Maggiore.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mattinata itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Trani to Mattinata takes 1.5 hours. June in Mattinata sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mattinata

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.