5 days in Puglia Itinerary

5 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lecce
— 1 night
Drive
2
Martina Franca
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bari
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
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26
27
28
29
30
31

Lecce

— 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 27th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Gallipoli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Giuseppe da Copertino. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Croce, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lecce day trip planning site.

Valletta, Malta to Lecce is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Valletta in October, expect Lecce to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Martina Franca.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Martina Franca

— 2 nights
Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. On the 29th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Trullo Sovrano, Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, and finally make a trip to Statua di Domenico Modugno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): learn about winemaking at I Pastini, then catch some excitement at Zoosafari, then admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and finally learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Martina Franca trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Martina Franca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Martina Franca can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Bari.

Things to do in Martina Franca

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, and then don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Bari holiday website.

You can drive from Martina Franca to Bari in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Bari sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Puglia travel guide

4.1
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.