22 days in Puglia Itinerary

22 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia journey planner

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Make it your trip
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Bari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monte Sant'Angelo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vieste
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taranto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Otranto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 3 nights
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Bari

— 4 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 Bari's surroundings by going to Polignano a Mare (Lama Monachile, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, &more), Zoosafari (in Fasano) and Trani (Chiesa di Santa Teresa & Cattedrale di Trani). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, examine the collection at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, and steep yourself in history at Santuario Madonna della Grotta.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bari trip planning tool.

London, UK to Bari is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Bari: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monte Sant'Angelo.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Monte Sant'Angelo

— 2 nights
Monte Sant'Angelo is a town and comune of Apulia, southern Italy, in the province of Foggia, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano.HistoryMonte Sant'Angelo as a town appeared only in the 11th century. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano, step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese, then contemplate the long history of Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Lapidario, and finally admire the masterpieces at Il Sentiero dell'Angelo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Panis Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Foresta Umbra.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monte Sant'Angelo road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bari to Monte Sant'Angelo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Monte Sant'Angelo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Monte Sant'Angelo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Vieste

— 4 nights
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vieste: Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (in San Giovanni Rotondo) and Peschici (Baia Zaiana, Peschici centro storico, &more). On the 13th (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Vignanotica Beach. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Vieste Promenade, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Spiaggia del Pizzomunno, and stop by Piccolo Souvenir.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vieste trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Monte Sant'Angelo to Vieste takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Vieste

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Taranto

— 4 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taranto: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello), Lecce (Piazza del Duomo, Centro Storico, Lecce, &more) and Martina Franca (Porta di Santo Stefano & I Pastini). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo), see majestic marine mammals with Master Wave, and steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Gallipoli.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Taranto trip maker.

Getting from Vieste to Taranto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Vieste in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Taranto, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Taranto

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Otranto: Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria (in Galatina), Frantoio Semi-Ipogeo (in Galatone) and Gallipoli (Il Frantoio del Vicere & Lido Punta della Suina). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Di Otranto, take some stellar pictures from Torre Sant'Andrea, and head outdoors with Circolo Ippico Malepezza.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Otranto online trip builder.

You can drive from Taranto to Otranto in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Otranto when traveling from Taranto in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Otranto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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. Santa Maria di Leuca is known for wildlife, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, tour the pleasant surroundings at Channel Ciolo, and Head underground at Grotta del Lago.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Maria di Leuca trip tool.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Otranto, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Maria di Leuca, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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.