31 days in Puglia Itinerary

31 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Trani
— 4 nights
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Castellaneta
— 9 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 5 nights
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Lecce
— 6 nights
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Polignano a Mare
— 6 nights
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Trani

— 4 nights
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. Change things up with these side-trips from Trani: Altamura (Torre dell'Orologio, La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, &more), Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo (in Monte Sant'Angelo) and Castel del Monte (in Andria). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Trani, look for gifts at Confetti Andria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scavi archeologici S. Chiara, and take in the pleasant sights at Vieste Promenade.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Trani tour itinerary builder tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Trani is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, things will get a bit warmer in Trani: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Castellaneta.

Things to do in Trani

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Castellaneta

— 9 nights
Castellaneta is a city and comune in the province of Taranto, in the Apulia region of Southern Italy, about 40km from Taranto. Your day by day itinerary now includes Riserva Naturale Statale Stornara. Get out of town with these interesting Castellaneta side-trips: Marina di Ginosa (Master Wave & Prisma), Sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Anglona (in Tursi) and Masseria Nivaldine (in Rotondella). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Cantine Le Pajare, take an in-depth tour of Museo della Cultura Arbereshe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Castellaneta tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Trani to Castellaneta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Castellaneta

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 5 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Swim Liberi di Nuotare (in Andrano), Castro (Grotta Zinzulusa & Grotta Romanelli) and Palazzo Protonobilissimo Risolo (in Specchia). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Marine Di Leuca, take some stellar pictures from Punta Ristola, and visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Leuca.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Maria di Leuca itinerary maker app.

Getting from Castellaneta to Santa Maria di Leuca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Castellaneta in September, Santa Maria di Leuca is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lecce

— 6 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Explore Lecce's surroundings by going to Otranto (Castello Aragonese Otranto, Centro Storico Otranto, &more), Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia) and Libreria La Musa (in Galatina). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lecce trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lecce when traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in September, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Polignano a Mare

— 6 nights
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Explore Polignano a Mare's surroundings by going to Ostuni (Centro Storico, Masseria Brancati, &more), Taranto (Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Castello Aragonese, &more) and Alberobello (Trullo Sovrano, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, learn about winemaking at I Pastini, catch some excitement at Zoosafari, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Polignano a Mare trip maker site.

You can drive from Lecce to Polignano a Mare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lecce in October: highs in Polignano a Mare hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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.