32 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

32 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

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32 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Bari
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Alberobello
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Lecce
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Taranto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Vieste, Province of Foggia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Trani
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
9
Bari
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Monte Sant'Angelo, Province of Foggia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
11
Otranto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Brindisi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Bucharest

2
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sassi di Matera. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare e Murat, make a trip to Piazza Mercantile, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bari road trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Bari is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bucharest in September since evenings lows in Bari dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sassi di Matera
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Castello Normanno Svevo ©
Castello Normanno Svevo
Palazzo Mincuzzi ©
Palazzo Mincuzzi

3
nights
Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare ©
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Get out of town with these interesting Polignano a Mare side-trips: Ostuni (Piazza della Liberta, Masseria Brancati, & more) and Castello Dentice di Frasso di Carovigno (in Carovigno). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli, stroll through Lama Monachile, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Purgatorio.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Polignano a Mare road trip planning tool .

Polignano a Mare is just a stone's throw from Bari. In September, daily temperatures in Polignano a Mare can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ostuni, Monopoli, Chiesa del Purgatorio, Castello Dentice di Frasso di Carovigno
Highlights from your plan
Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Centro Storico di Monopoli ©
Centro Storico di Monopoli

2
nights
Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, then wander the streets of Rione Aia Piccola, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Trullo Sovrano. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia and then wander the streets of Centro Storico Locorotondo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Alberobello tour builder .

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Alberobello in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. September in Alberobello sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lecce.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

L'Acropoli di Puglia, Centro Storico Locorotondo
Highlights from your plan
L'Acropoli di Puglia ©
L'Acropoli di Puglia
Centro Storico Locorotondo ©
Centro Storico Locorotondo

3
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Get out of town with these interesting Lecce side-trips: Otranto (Cattedrale Di Otranto & Centro Storico Otranto), Centro Storico di Gallipoli (in Gallipoli) and Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lecce trip site .

You can take a train from Alberobello to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Lecce sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Taranto.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Otranto, Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, Centro Storico di Gallipoli
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce

3
nights
Taranto

Taranto ©
Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taranto: Lido Rilcado Beach (in Chiatona), Campomarino di Maruggio (in Maruggio) and Museo della Civilta del Vino Primitivo (in Manduria). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, pause for some serene contemplation at Taranto Catherdral - Duomo of San Cataldo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, and explore the galleries of Spartan Museum of Taranto - Hypogeum Bellacicco.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Taranto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lecce to Taranto by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Taranto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Taranto

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lido Rilcado Beach, Museo della Civilta del Vino Primitivo, Quartiere delle Ceramiche, Campomarino di Maruggio
Highlights from your plan
Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Museo Nazionale Archeologico ©
Museo Nazionale Archeologico

2
nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana, explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, then see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura, and finally examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo, stop by Arterego di Margherita Albanese, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria de Idris, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto, then explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, and finally admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Matera online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Taranto to Matera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Taranto in September since evenings lows in Matera dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vieste.

Things to do in Matera

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto
Highlights from your plan
Casa Noha ©
Casa Noha
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo

2
nights
Vieste, Province of Foggia

Vieste ©
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. On the 18th (Wed), stop by La Bottega Dei Formaggi, then kick back and relax at Vignanotica Beach, then make a trip to Arco di San Felice, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Motobarca Desiree Grotte Marine di Vieste. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Baia Zaiana, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Pizzomunno, and then take in the pleasant sights at Vieste Promenade.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vieste trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Matera to Vieste in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vieste sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Trani.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Baia Zaiana
Highlights from your plan
Vignanotica Beach ©
Vignanotica Beach
Vieste Promenade ©
Vieste Promenade
Arco di San Felice ©
Arco di San Felice

2
nights
Trani

Trani ©
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Porto, make a trip to Villa Comunale, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Trani, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Svevo di Barletta, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Miragica - Terra di Giganti and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Trani trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Vieste to Trani takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bari.

Things to do in Trani

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castello Svevo di Barletta, Miragica - Terra di Giganti, Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Trani ©
Castello di Trani
Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni ©
Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

3
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sassi di Matera. Change things up with these side-trips from Bari: Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte), Castel del Monte (in Andria) and Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Nicola, meet the residents at Zoosafari, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bari trip website .

Getting from Vieste to Bari by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Polignano a Mare, Cattedrale di Trani, Sassi di Matera, Zoosafari, Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare
Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola

3
nights
Monte Sant'Angelo, Province of Foggia

Monte Sant'Angelo ©
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 25th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta Umbra and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, make a trip to Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano, don't miss a visit to Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Libera, and finally make a trip to Rione Junno.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monte Sant'Angelo trip itinerary maker 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. September in Monte Sant'Angelo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Monte Sant'Angelo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Highlights from your plan
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo
Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Foresta Umbra ©
Foresta Umbra

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nights
Otranto

Otranto ©
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cava di Bauxite. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Baia dei Turchi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Alimini, Head underground at Grotta della Poesia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Otranto online tour planner .

You can drive from Monte Sant'Angelo to Otranto in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Otranto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brindisi.

Things to do in Otranto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grotta Zinzulusa, Grotta della Poesia, Circolo Ippico Malepezza
Highlights from your plan
Circolo Ippico Malepezza ©
Circolo Ippico Malepezza
Baia dei Turchi ©
Baia dei Turchi
Cava di Bauxite ©
Cava di Bauxite

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nights
Brindisi

Brindisi ©
Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Portico dei Cavalieri Templari, then make a trip to Colonne Terminali della Via Appia, then appreciate the history behind Monumento al Marinaio d'Italia, and finally identify plant and animal life at Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Liberta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ostuni, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brindisi road trip app .

Traveling by car from Otranto to Brindisi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brindisi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ostuni, Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area, Chiesa del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area ©
Cathedral of Ostuni ©
Cathedral of Ostuni

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