8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Bari
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Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
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Monopoli
— 1 night
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Ostuni
— 1 night
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Alberobello
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Locorotondo
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Cisternino
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Brindisi
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Lecce
— 1 night
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Torre dell'Orso
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Otranto
— 1 night
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Massafra
— 1 night
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Matera
— 1 day
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Bari
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Bari

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bari day trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Bari is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Bari hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. You will leave for Polignano a Mare on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks

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. On the 17th (Sat), stroll through Costa Dei Trulli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lama Monachile, and then take in the views from Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Polignano a Mare trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bari to Polignano a Mare by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You'll set off for Monopoli on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Monopoli

— 1 night
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Sabbiadoro Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Ottagono, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Monopoli trip planner.

Monopoli is very close to Polignano a Mare. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ostuni.

Things to do in Monopoli

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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). On the 19th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Liberta, then appreciate the history behind Obelisco Sant'Oronzo, and finally appreciate the views at Valle d'Itria.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ostuni holiday planning app.

You can drive from Monopoli to Ostuni in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monopoli in July, Ostuni is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Alberobello.

Things to do in Ostuni

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Alberobello

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alberobello trip planner.

Getting from Ostuni to Alberobello by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ostuni in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Alberobello, with lows around 21°C. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Locorotondo.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Locorotondo

Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Locorotondo planner.

Locorotondo is just a short distance from Alberobello. Traveling from Alberobello in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Locorotondo, with lows around 30°C. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Cisternino.

Things to do in Locorotondo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks

Cisternino

Cisternino is a comune in the province of Brindisi in Apulia, on the coast of south-eastern Italy, approximately 50km north-west of the city of Brindisi. For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cisternino attractions app.

Cisternino is very close to Locorotondo. In July, daily temperatures in Cisternino can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Brindisi.

Things to do in Cisternino

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks

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 maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brindisi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Cisternino to Brindisi takes an hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cisternino in July; daily highs in Brindisi reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. You will leave for Lecce on the 20th (Tue).

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Corigliano d'Otranto.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lecce trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brindisi to Lecce takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Brindisi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lecce, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Torre dell'Orso.

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Torre dell'Orso

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Torre dell'Orso online road trip planner.

Drive from Lecce to Torre dell'Orso in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Torre dell'Orso are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for Otranto on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Torre dell'Orso

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Otranto

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Palascia.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Otranto trip site.

Otranto is very close to Torre dell'Orso. July in Otranto sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Massafra.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Massafra

— 1 night
Massafra is a town and comune in the province of Taranto in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.HistoryAccording to some hypotheses, Massafra was founded in the 5th century by refugees from the Roman province of Africa, invaded by the Vandals. For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Massafra trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Otranto to Massafra in 2 hours. Traveling from Otranto in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Massafra, with lows around 30°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Matera.

Things to do in Massafra

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Matera

— 1 day

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 23rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo, steep yourself in history at Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria de Idris, then contemplate the long history of Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, and finally contemplate the long history of Antica Matera Casa Grotta.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Matera online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Massafra to Matera takes an hour. Traveling from Massafra in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Matera, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bari.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites

Bari

— 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Di Giovinazzo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Lafayette, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno Svevo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bari journey planning website.

You can drive from Matera to Bari in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.