8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Bari
— 1 night
Drive
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Matera
— 1 night
Drive
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Maratea
— 1 night
Drive
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Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive
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Ostuni
— 1 night
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
Drive

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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 21st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare e Murat and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani, get to know the fascinating history of Confetti Andria, then contemplate the long history of Cattedrale di Bari, and finally don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bari day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Bari. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura, see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, make a trip to Casa Noha, don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, then explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, and finally don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Matera road trip site.

Getting from Bari to Matera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bari in January, plan for little chillier days in Matera, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums

Maratea

— 1 night
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Biagio, appreciate the history behind Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Biagio.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Maratea trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Matera to Maratea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Maratea

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Alberobello

— 1 night
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. On the 25th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, and finally see the interesting displays at Trullo Sovrano.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alberobello tour builder.

Traveling by car from Maratea to Alberobello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Alberobello can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ostuni.

Things to do in Alberobello

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ostuni

— 1 night
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ostuni, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then take an in-depth tour of Masseria Brancati. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, make a trip to Colonne Terminali della Via Appia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ostuni online route planner.

Getting from Alberobello to Ostuni by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. January in Ostuni sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Ostuni

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli, then stroll through Lama Monachile, then don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Polignano a Mare tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Ostuni to Polignano a Mare in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, Polignano a Mare is a bit cooler than Ostuni - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.