37 days in Puglia Itinerary

37 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Bari
— 7 nights
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Monte Sant'Angelo
— 4 nights
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Vieste
— 6 nights
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Taranto
— 10 nights
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Otranto
— 9 nights
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Bari

— 7 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 some cultural insight at Basilica San Nicola and Cattedrale di Trani. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Confetti Andria and Baart Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Bari: Chiesa di San Vito (in Corato), Andria (Castel del Monte, Chiesa San Nicola di Myra, &more) and Altamura (I Claustri di Altamura, La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, &more). The adventure continues: Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Monopoli, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bari trip itinerary builder website.

Brindisi to Bari is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. July in Bari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monte Sant'Angelo.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Monte Sant'Angelo

— 4 nights
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. Head to Tomba di Rotari and Ceramiche Robustellafor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo and Museo Lapidario. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monte Sant'Angelo: Panis Beach (in Foce Varano), Baia di Mattinatella (in Mattinata) and Abbazia di San Leonardo in lama volara (in Siponto). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Il Sentiero dell'Angelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Cattedrale San Lorenzo Maiorano, don't miss a visit to Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa della Santissima Trinita.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Monte Sant'Angelo trip planner.

Drive from Bari to Monte Sant'Angelo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Monte Sant'Angelo

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Vieste

— 6 nights
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina and Piazzetta Petrone. Your inner history buff will appreciate Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie and Chiesa di Sant’Orsola. Explore Vieste's surroundings by going to Baia dei Mergoli (in Mattinata) and Peschici (Cala Turchi, Peschici centro storico, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Vignanotica Beach, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Scialmarino, stop by Maria Voto la Tela, and take a tour by water with Motobarca Desiree.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vieste driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Monte Sant'Angelo to Vieste takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vieste can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taranto.

Things to do in Vieste

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taranto

— 10 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello Aragonese and Museo Nazionale Archeologico. Centro Storico di Gallipoli and Piazza del Duomo will appeal to history buffs. Explore Taranto's surroundings by going to Nardo (Guglia dell'Immacolata, Porto Selvaggio, &more), Gallipoli (Castello di Gallipoli & Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli) and Alberobello (Centro Storico, Trullo Sovrano, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Punta Prosciuto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Locorotondo, look for gifts at MI - La Pietra Prende Forma, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Taranto trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vieste to Taranto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Taranto when traveling from Vieste in July, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Otranto

— 9 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. Centro Storico Otranto and Chiesa di San Pietro will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Cattedrale Di Otranto and Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Venture out of the city with trips to Gallipoli (Marea - Centro di Cultura del Mare, Lido Punta della Suina, &more), Pescoluse (Maldive del Salento Pescoluse & Le Cinque Vele) and Museo Civico delle Forze Armate (in Botrugno). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Sidereus, enjoy the sand and surf at Channel Ciolo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese Otranto, and look for gifts at Santangelo il Caseificio.

Make your Otranto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Taranto to Otranto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Taranto in August, Otranto is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.