29 days in Italy Itinerary

29 days in Italy Itinerary

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Pompeii
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Sorrento
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Positano
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Ravello
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Amalfi
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Salerno
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Palinuro
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Maratea
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Diamante
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Tropea
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Scilla
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Reggio Calabria
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Roccella Ionica
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Soverato
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Crotone
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Ciro Marina
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Castellaneta
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Gallipoli
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Otranto
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Torre dell'Orso
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Lecce
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Alberobello
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Monopoli
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Pompeii

— 1 day

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, and finally explore the ancient world of Forum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pompeii holiday planner.

Gallarate to Pompeii is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gallarate in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Pompeii. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Sorrento

— 1 night

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, then stroll through Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, then make a trip to Corso Italia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip website.

You can drive from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Positano

— 1 day
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Spiaggia Grande as well as Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Positano trip itinerary builder.

Positano is just a stone's throw from Sorrento. August in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Ravello

— 1 day
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): head outdoors with Chalet de Mar, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip maker site.

Drive from Positano to Ravello in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry; or take a bus. August in Ravello sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 1 night

Painted Town

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.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, then kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, then examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amalfi trip itinerary builder site.

Amalfi is just a short distance from Ravello. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salerno

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip itinerary builder tool.

Salerno is just a short distance from Amalfi. In August, daily temperatures in Salerno can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites

Palinuro

— 1 night
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Antiquarium - Museo Archeologico.

Before you visit Palinuro, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Palinuro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Palinuro

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Maratea

— 1 night
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maratea vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Palinuro to Maratea takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for Diamante on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Maratea

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Diamante

— 1 day
Diamante is a coastal town and comune in the province of Cosenza, part of the Calabria region of southern Italy.The Diamante citron takes its name from the town, and Calabria is still the home of this variety of citron.Chili Peppers FestivalEach year in early September Diamante hosts a festival celebrating the local produce, peperoncino (chili pepper). Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Manuel's Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del SS. Crocifisso, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Baja d'Oro, then make a trip to Isola Di Cirella, and finally head outdoors with Garden Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Diamante using our trip planner.

Getting from Maratea to Diamante by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Diamante

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tropea

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, stroll through Tropea Beach, then kick back and relax at Grotticelle beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Riaci.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tropea trip builder.

Drive from Diamante to Tropea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Scilla.

Things to do in Tropea

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scilla

— 1 night
Scilla is a town and comune in Calabria, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Reggio Calabria. On the 11th (Fri), go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, get your game on at Paintball Reggio Calabria, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, don't miss a visit to Faro di Scilla, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dello Spirito Santo, and finally look for gifts at Zanzibar.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Scilla online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tropea to Scilla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tropea in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Scilla, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Scilla

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Reggio Calabria

— 1 night
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 12th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Opere di Rabarama, examine the collection at Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria, explore the world behind art at Museo diocesano, get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata, then indulge in some culinary diversions at Da Cesare Gelateria, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Reggio Calabria travel route planner.

Reggio Calabria is very close to Scilla. In August in Reggio Calabria, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Roccella Ionica.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Roccella Ionica

— 1 night
On the 13th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Castello San Fili, make a trip to Santuario Madonna dello Scoglio, get outside with Lido Il Gabbiano, then kick back and relax at Lido delle Stelle, and finally examine the collection at MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Roccella Ionica journey planner.

Getting from Reggio Calabria to Roccella Ionica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in August, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Roccella Ionica. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Soverato.

Things to do in Roccella Ionica

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Soverato

— 1 night
Soverato is a town and comune in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of Southern Italy.GeographySoverato sits on the Ionian Sea, in the Gulf of Squillace. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Angoli, explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno di Squillace, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Cupido di Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio, then do a tasting at Cirimingiano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marinella Summer Experience, and finally stop by Artigianato Gioffre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Soverato visit planner.

Traveling by car from Roccella Ionica to Soverato takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Soverato are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Crotone.

Things to do in Soverato

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Crotone

— 1 night
Crotone is a city and comune in Calabria. On the 15th (Tue), cool off at Acquapark Atlantis, then explore the ancient world of Da Capo Colonna a Le Castella, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Carlo V, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Crotone.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Crotone online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Soverato to Crotone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ciro Marina.

Things to do in Crotone

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Ciro Marina

— 1 night
Cirò Marina is a comune and town with a population of 14,000 people in the province of Crotone, in Calabria, Italy.HistoryCiro Marina was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century.EconomyCiro Marina relies on the production of oil, wine, cereals, citruses and intense breeding of cattle.Ciro Marina's natural resources are the beaches and its historical sites which have yet to be exploited and adds benefits to the town's economy. For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Ciro Marina online road trip planner.

Drive from Crotone to Ciro Marina in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Castellaneta.

Things to do in Ciro Marina

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Castellaneta

— 1 night
Castellaneta is a city and comune in the province of Taranto, in the Apulia region of Southern Italy, about 40km from Taranto. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stop by Biscottificio Artigianale Prodotti Tipici Pugliesi and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria in Platea.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Castellaneta trip planner.

Getting from Ciro Marina to Castellaneta by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Castellaneta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Castellaneta

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gallipoli

— 1 night

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
On the 18th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli, enjoy the sand and surf at Samsara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Selvaggio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna del Canneto a Gallipoli, then contemplate the long history of Antica Farmacia Provenzano, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Gallipoli.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gallipoli road trip website.

Traveling by car from Castellaneta to Gallipoli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otranto

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dei Turchi, enjoy the sand and surf at I Due Mori, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Corigliano d'Otranto, explore the ancient world of Frantoio Ipogeo Mulino a Vento, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Otranto. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Caicco Stabilimento Balneare, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Soffio, discover the deep blue sea with Leuca Explorer, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Folgore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro.

Before you visit Otranto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Gallipoli to Otranto by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Otranto can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Torre dell'Orso.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Torre dell'Orso

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Mon), stroll through Lido La Sorgente, try for a hole-in-one at I Giardini Del Sole, Head underground at Grotta della Poesia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Torre dell'Orso Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di Santa Cristina, and finally don't miss a visit to Specchia dei Mori. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Circolo Ippico Malepezza, explore the ancient world of Area Archeologica di Roca Vecchia, then kick back and relax at Lido Solero, then get outside with Ultima Spiaggia delle Cesine, and finally tee off at Acaya Golf Club.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Torre dell'Orso route planner.

Torre dell'Orso is just a short distance from Otranto. In August in Torre dell'Orso, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Torre dell'Orso

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Lecce

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Matteo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce, kick back and relax at Lido Pantarei, explore the striking landscape of Palude del Conte e Duna Costiera, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Carlo V, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Irene. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, head outdoors with Orange Sun Sporting Club, pause for some serene contemplation at Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro, then kick back and relax at Calidoski Beach Bar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, and finally contemplate the long history of Colonna di Sant'Oronzo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lecce travel route tool.

Lecce is just a stone's throw from Torre dell'Orso. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alberobello.

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Alberobello

— 2 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. On the 25th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Abbazia Madonna della Scala, Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, stroll through Spiaggia di Cala di Rosamarina, explore the historical opulence of Castello Imperiali, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Minore del Santissimo Rosario, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of our Lady of Grace. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, examine the collection at Cantina Albea winery and museum, identify plant and animal life at Valle d’itria e Dintorni, then appreciate the views at Valle d'Itria, then do a tasting at L'Acropoli di Puglia, and finally examine the collection at Trullo Sovrano.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alberobello online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Alberobello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Alberobello are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monopoli.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Monopoli

— 2 nights
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. On the 27th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ostuni, explore the galleries of Masseria Brancati, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Ottagono, then get outside with ArcheoLido Egnazia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Museo e Sito Archeologico Cripta Romanica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, enjoy the sand and surf at Purple Beach, experience the excitement of Zoosafari, then delve into the distant past at Scavi D'Egnazia, then head outdoors with Lido Pellerossa, and finally look for gifts at La Mia Fioraia.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Monopoli vacation builder website.

Monopoli is just a short distance from Alberobello. In August, daily temperatures in Monopoli can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Monopoli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Polignano a Mare

— 2 nights
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. On the 29th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Lippolis, stop by Valentino Zappi Jewels, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno, then enjoy the sand and surf at Costa Dei Trulli, and finally head outdoors with Lungomare Di San Vito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, stop by Panetteria Pan per Focaccia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di San Benedetto, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, then view the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Civica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Conversano.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Polignano a Mare online trip builder.

Polignano a Mare is very close to Monopoli. August in Polignano a Mare sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Bari

— 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Sun Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pane e Pomodoro Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Bari.

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

Bari is just a short distance from Polignano a Mare. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Italy travel guide

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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.