25 days in Numana, Puglia & Matera Itinerary

25 days in Numana, Puglia & Matera Itinerary

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Numana
— 1 night
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Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
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Alberobello
— 1 night
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Ostuni
— 1 night
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Torre dell'Orso
— 1 night
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Otranto
— 1 night
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 1 night
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Gallipoli
— 3 nights
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Porto Cesareo
— 1 night
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Matera
— 13 nights
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Numana

— 1 night
Numana is a coastal town and comune of the province of Ancona in the Marche region of Italy.MythologyNumana was anciently known with the name of Humana. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a tour by water with Traghettatori Riviera del Conero, don't miss a visit to Riviera del Conero, and then make a trip to Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano.

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Rome to Numana is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Numana hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Numana

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries

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Polignano a Mare

— 1 night
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Monopoli, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then make a trip to Statua di Domenico Modugno, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Polignano a Mare travel planner.

You can drive from Numana to Polignano a Mare in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Alberobello

— 1 night
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site and then don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alberobello online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Alberobello in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ostuni.

Ostuni

— 1 night
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the galleries of Masseria Brancati, then stroll through Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ostuni.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ostuni travel route planner.

Drive from Alberobello to Ostuni in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alberobello in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ostuni, with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Torre dell'Orso.

Things to do in Ostuni

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Torre dell'Orso

— 1 night
On the 8th (Sun), get outside with Circolo Ippico Malepezza, then take in the dramatic natural features at Le Due Sorelle, then stroll through Torre dell'Orso Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta della Poesia.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Torre dell'Orso trip planner.

Getting from Ostuni to Torre dell'Orso by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ostuni in August, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Torre dell'Orso. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Torre dell'Orso

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Otranto

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Di Otranto, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cava di Bauxite.

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Otranto is very close to Torre dell'Orso. August in Otranto sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Otranto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 1 night
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. On the 10th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Azienda Agricola Boccarello - Olio del Salento, then see the interesting displays at Sidereus, then get outside with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria di Leuca travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Otranto in August, you will find days in Santa Maria di Leuca are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gallipoli

— 3 nights

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Venture out of the city with trips to Galatina (Libreria La Musa & Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Punta della Suina, get outside with G Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Paolo, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Gallipoli.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Gallipoli online holiday planner.

Drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gallipoli, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto Cesareo.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porto Cesareo

— 1 night
Porto Cesareo is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.The area around the sea of Porto Cesareo is a beautiful example of "Maquis Shrubland". Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Karmalie Hot Couture, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo), then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Punta Prosciuto, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Togo Bay Beach. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Porto Cesareo, kick back and relax at Samana Beach, and then cool off at Bahia Porto Cesareo.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto Cesareo day trip app.

Drive from Gallipoli to Porto Cesareo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Porto Cesareo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Matera

— 13 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cerchiara di Calabria (Ferrata Ramo Imperiale & Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons), L'uomo Di Altamura (in Altamura) and Civita (Setteventi del Pollino, Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, &more). Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, step into the grandiose world of Castel del Monte, see the interesting displays at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta.

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Traveling by car from Porto Cesareo to Matera takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. August in Matera sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.