22 days in Puglia Itinerary

22 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia holiday planner

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Bari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vieste
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taranto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lecce
— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bari side-trips: Monopoli (Centro Storico di Monopoli & Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio), Zoosafari (in Fasano) and Polignano a Mare (Statua di Domenico Modugno, Terre di San Vito, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, step into the grandiose world of Castel del Monte, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bari road trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bari is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, Bari is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vieste.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vieste

— 3 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: Peschici centro storico (in Peschici) and Monte Sant'Angelo (Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo & Foresta Umbra). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Vieste Promenade, don't miss a visit to Arco di San Felice, kick back and relax at Spiaggia del Pizzomunno, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vieste online holiday planner.

You can drive from Bari to Vieste in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taranto

— 5 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: Alberobello (Trullo Sovrano, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, &more), Master Wave (in Marina di Ginosa) and Martina Franca (Palazzo dell'Universita e Torre dell'orologio, Porta di Santo Stefano, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Archeologico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and relax in the rural setting at Masseria Brancati.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Taranto journey maker website.

You can drive from Vieste to Taranto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Vieste in September since evenings lows in Taranto dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 4 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Maria di Leuca: Palazzo Protonobilissimo Risolo (in Specchia), La Grotta Verde (in Andrano) and Grotta Zinzulusa (in Castro). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, Head underground at Grotta del Soffio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae.

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You can drive from Taranto to Santa Maria di Leuca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Lecce

— 5 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Venture out of the city with trips to Circolo Ippico Malepezza (in Sant'Andrea), Otranto (Baia dei Turchi, Centro Storico Otranto, &more) and Gallipoli (Centro Storico di Gallipoli, Lido Punta della Suina, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, enjoy the sand and surf at Togo Bay Beach, pause for some photo ops at Guglia dell'Immacolata, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lecce road trip site.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in September, Lecce is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.