6 days in Italy Itinerary

6 days in Italy Itinerary

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Bari
— 1 night
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Brindisi
Drive
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Lecce
— 1 night
Drive
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Otranto
Drive
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 1 night
Drive
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Gallipoli
Drive
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Taranto
Drive
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Matera
— 1 night
Drive
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Martina Franca
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Alberobello
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Locorotondo
— 1 night
Drive
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Castellana Grotte
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari, and then don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bari visit planning app.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport and Brindisi Airport. In May, daytime highs in Bari are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Brindisi.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

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. To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brindisi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bari to Brindisi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Brindisi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Lecce.

Things to do in Brindisi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Lecce

— 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo Faggiano, then delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lecce online road trip planner.

You can drive from Brindisi to Lecce in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lecce can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Museums

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. For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Otranto journey maker.

You can drive from Lecce to Otranto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Otranto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Otranto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Channel Ciolo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Maria di Leuca trip planning tool.

You can drive from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Otranto in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Maria di Leuca: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Gallipoli

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the galleries of Castello di Gallipoli, see the interesting displays at Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei, make a trip to Centro Storico di Gallipoli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Teresa d'Avila.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gallipoli route maker site.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in May: highs in Gallipoli hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Museums

Taranto

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Taranto online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gallipoli to Taranto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gallipoli in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Taranto, with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Matera on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Matera

— 1 night

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, then don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, and finally examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Matera trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Taranto to Matera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, Matera is a bit cooler than Taranto - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Martina Franca.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums

Martina Franca

Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): do a tasting at L'Acropoli di Puglia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Martina Franca tour builder site.

Getting from Matera to Martina Franca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Matera in May since evenings lows in Martina Franca dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Martina Franca

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Alberobello

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Alberobello trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Alberobello is just a stone's throw from Martina Franca. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Martina Franca in May, with highs in Alberobello at 25°C and lows at 13°C. You will leave for Locorotondo on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Locorotondo

— 1 night
Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Locorotondo attractions planner.

Locorotondo is very close to Alberobello. Traveling from Alberobello in May, Locorotondo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to Castellana Grotte.

Things to do in Locorotondo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks

Castellana Grotte

Castellana Grotte is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): Head underground at Grotte di Castellana and then make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Castellana Grotte trip itinerary maker website.

Castellana Grotte is just a stone's throw from Locorotondo. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Locorotondo in May; daily highs in Castellana Grotte reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Castellana Grotte

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.