8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

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Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Drive to Monopoli
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Monopoli
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto Cesareo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lecce
— 1 night
Drive
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Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive
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Bari
— 1 night
Fly to Larnaca, Bus to Paphos

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Monopoli

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Monopoli journey builder tool.

Paphos, Cyprus to Monopoli is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Paphos to Monopoli is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paphos in May; daily highs in Monopoli reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. You'll set off for Polignano a Mare on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Monopoli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

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 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Polignano a Mare trip builder website.

Polignano a Mare is just a short distance from Monopoli. In May, daytime highs in Polignano a Mare are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Porto Cesareo on the 13th (Thu).
Highlights from your trip

Porto Cesareo

— 3 nights
Porto Cesareo is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.The area around the sea of Porto Cesareo is a beautiful example of "Maquis Shrubland". Get out of town with these interesting Porto Cesareo side-trips: Chiesa di San Francesco (in Manduria), Gallipoli (Marea - Centro di Cultura del Mare, Chiesa di San Domenico al Rosario, &more) and Museo Archeologico di Oria e dei Messapi (in Oria). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Porto Cesareo, make a trip to Chiesetta della Madonna del Perpetuo Soccorso, stop by Karmalie Hot Couture, and get a dose of the wild on Centro Educazione Ambientale Porto Cesareo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porto Cesareo trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Polignano a Mare to Porto Cesareo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Porto Cesareo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Porto Cesareo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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 16th (Sun): make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, and finally delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lecce trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Porto Cesareo to Lecce takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lecce are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

Alberobello

— 1 night
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for gifts at Oleificio Salamida, examine the collection at Cantina Albea winery and museum, then admire the striking features of Trullo Sovrano, then make a trip to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, and finally admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alberobello trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Alberobello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lecce in May, you will find days in Alberobello are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bari.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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 18th (Tue), make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Bari, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bari War Cemetery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bari road trip tool.

You can drive from Alberobello to Bari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Bari, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

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.