7 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

7 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

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Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
Drive
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Andria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 3 nights
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Polignano a Mare

— 1 night
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele in Frangesto, admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and then Head underground at Grotte di Castellana. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch some excitement at Zoosafari, then don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Polignano a Mare trip planner.

London, UK to Polignano a Mare is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Polignano a Mare due to the time zone difference. In August, Polignano a Mare is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Andria.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Andria

— 2 nights
Andria is a city and comune in Apulia (southern Italy). On the 3rd (Tue), examine the collection at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni and then grab your bike and head to La campagna andriese e la murgia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Parco Archeologico di San Leucio, then steep yourself in history at Castel del Monte, and then stroll around L'Altro Villaggio.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Andria trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Andria takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Andria

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Matera

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto (in Metaponto) and Master Wave (in Marina di Ginosa). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana, and admire the striking features of Palazzo del Sedile.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Matera visit planner.

Getting from Andria to Matera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Matera

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.