49 days in Puglia, Southern Italy & Rome Itinerary

49 days in Puglia, Southern Italy & Rome Itinerary

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Bus to Detroit, Fly to Brindisi
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Otranto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taranto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marina di Camerota
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Positano
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pompeii
— 4 nights
Train
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Rome
— 10 nights
Fly to Detroit, Bus to Windsor

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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. Explore Otranto's surroundings by going to Swim Liberi di Nuotare (in Andrano), Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria (in Galatina) and Castro (Grotta Azzurra e Palombara & Piazza Vittoria). There's still lots to do: get outside with Circolo Ippico Malepezza, make a trip to Frantoio Ipogeo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Roca Nuova, and pick up some local products at Mercatino Del Gusto.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Otranto trip maker site.

Windsor, Canada to Otranto is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Windsor to Otranto, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Windsor in August: high temperatures in Otranto hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Otranto

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Santa Maria di Leuca

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. Explore Santa Maria di Leuca's surroundings by going to La Grotta Verde (in Andrano) and Olio Merico (in Miggiano). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with Diving Service, immerse yourself in nature at Parco Naturale Regionale Costa Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca e Bosco di Tricase, Head underground at Grotte delle Cipolliane, and don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Maria di Leuca trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Otranto in August, plan for little chillier days in Santa Maria di Leuca, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Taranto.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
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Taranto

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taranto: Piazza Orsini (in Mesagne), Centro Storico, Lecce (in Lecce) and Maruggio (Dune di Campomarino, Spiaggia di Acquadolce Cirenaica, &more). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Master Wave, look for gifts at Local Handicraft, look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, and get outside with La Gravina di Ginosa.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Taranto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria di Leuca to Taranto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Taranto, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Civita.

Things to do in Taranto

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

3
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Civita

Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Civita side-trips: Complesso Monumentale Santuario delle Cappelle (in Laino Borgo), Spiagge Le Praie (in Praiano) and le case del nibbio (in Morano Calabro). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Setteventi del Pollino, take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo, examine the collection at Museo Etnografico, and take in the awesome beauty at Ferrata Ramo Imperiale.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Civita online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Civita takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Marina di Camerota.

Things to do in Civita

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Marina di Camerota

On the 2nd (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro, then get outside with Da Poldo Gita Alle Grotte Di Palinuro, then get a new perspective on nature at MUVIP Museo Virtuale del Paleolitico, and finally take a memorable excursion with Cooperativa Rosa dei Venti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Dei Gabbiani, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna del Monte Sacro di Novi Velia.

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You can drive from Civita to Marina di Camerota in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Marina di Camerota

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Paestum

Paestum is known for historic sites, beaches, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, tour the pleasant surroundings at Otium Mare Felix, head outdoors with Lido Esercito, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paestum day trip website.

Getting from Marina di Camerota to Paestum by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Capri, Island of Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Capri Island Tour, look for gifts at Eco Capri, make a trip to Giardini di Augusto, and get great views at Belvedere Cannone.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Capri trip maker website.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Paestum to Capri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Positano

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire (in Conca dei Marini), Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, &more) and Vicoli, scale e archi (in Atrani). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, get outside with Amalfi Coast, take in the exciting artwork at Art & Craft Gallery, and admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

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

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Positano, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Pompeii

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salerno (Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, &more), Maiori (Amalfi Boat Tour & Santa Maria de Olearia) and Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo (in Cetara). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Casa del Fauno, don't miss a visit to Terme del Foro, and learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pompeii route planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Pompeii takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Pompeii are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation

Side Trips

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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Parco Villa Gregoriana, Villa d'Este, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome planning tool.

Getting from Pompeii to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.