8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Bari
— 1 night
Drive
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Castellana Grotte
Drive
3
Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive
4
Locorotondo
Drive
5
Martina Franca
Drive
6
Ostuni
Drive
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Brindisi
— 1 night
Drive
8
Lecce
— 1 night
Drive
9
Otranto
Drive
10
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 1 night
Drive
11
Gallipoli
Drive
12
Taranto
Drive
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Matera
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Craco
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Bari
— 1 night
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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno Svevo, make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat.

Plan trip to Bari with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bari is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Bari, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, plan for little chillier nights in Bari, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Castellana Grotte.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Castellana Grotte

Castellana Grotte is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana and then make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Castellana Grotte trip app.

Getting from Bari to Castellana Grotte by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Castellana Grotte

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Alberobello

— 1 night
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. On the 24th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santuario Basilica S.S. Cosma E Damiano.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Alberobello trip planner.

Alberobello is just a stone's throw from Castellana Grotte. May in Alberobello sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Locorotondo.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites

Locorotondo

Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. Plan my day in Locorotondo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Locorotondo is just a stone's throw from Alberobello. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alberobello in May since evenings lows in Locorotondo dip to 20°C. You will leave for Martina Franca on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Locorotondo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks

Martina Franca

Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Martina Franca day trip app.

Martina Franca is very close to Locorotondo. May in Martina Franca sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for Ostuni on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Martina Franca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Ostuni

Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Masseria Brancati, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Liberta, and then appreciate the history behind Obelisco Sant'Oronzo.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ostuni visit planner.

Ostuni is just a stone's throw from Martina Franca. May in Ostuni sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Brindisi.

Things to do in Ostuni

Museums · Historic Sites

Brindisi

— 1 night
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. On the 25th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Saint Pietro of Schiavoni Archeologica Area.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brindisi road trip planning website.

You can drive from Ostuni to Brindisi in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ostuni in May, plan for little chillier nights in Brindisi, with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lecce.

Things to do in Brindisi

Museums · Historic Sites

Lecce

— 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro Romano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Lecce - La Cripta.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lecce vacation maker site.

You can drive from Brindisi to Lecce in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lecce are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling 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. To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Otranto road trip planner.

Getting from Lecce to Otranto by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors · Historic Sites · 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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae and then enjoy the sand and surf at Channel Ciolo.

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Traveling by car from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Otranto in May, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Maria di Leuca, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gallipoli

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gallipoli attractions planning website.

Drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in May: highs in Gallipoli hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Taranto.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife

Taranto

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Taranto trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Taranto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gallipoli in May, Taranto is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Matera.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Matera

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Matera trip itinerary website.

Drive from Taranto to Matera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Taranto in May, expect Matera to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Craco.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums

Craco

Craco is a ghost town and comune in the Province of Matera, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.The old town was abandoned due to natural disasters. To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Craco trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Matera to Craco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Matera in May since evenings lows in Craco dip to 17°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Bari.

Things to do in Craco

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Bari

— 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Statua di San Nicola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Bari, and then make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bari travel route builder app.

Drive from Craco to Bari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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