8 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

8 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

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Fly
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Bari
— Few hours
Drive
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Matera
— 1 night
Drive
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Noci
— 1 night
Drive
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Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive
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Monopoli
— 1 night
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
Drive
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Torre dell'Orso
— 1 night
Drive
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Lecce
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bari trip itinerary builder.

Paris, France to Bari is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Bari hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.
Highlights from your trip

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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 16th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, then don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Matera trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bari to Matera in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Matera can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Noci.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Noci

Noci is a city and comune in the Metropolitan city of Bari in the region of Apulia, in southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Abbazia Madonna della Scala, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, then take in the dramatic natural features at Grotta del Trullo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Piazza Plebiscito.

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Getting from Matera to Noci by car takes about an hour. In August in Noci, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Noci

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Alberobello

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then make a trip to Centro Storico Locorotondo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle d’itria e Dintorni.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alberobello trip planner.

Alberobello is just a stone's throw from Noci. In August, daily temperatures in Alberobello can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monopoli.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Monopoli

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Masseria Brancati, enjoy some music at Zoosafari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele in Frangesto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Teresa, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Monopoli trip itinerary builder site.

Monopoli is just a short distance from Alberobello. In August, daytime highs in Monopoli are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Monopoli

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Polignano a Mare

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 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lama Monachile, take in the views from Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile, then make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, then don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Polignano a Mare itinerary planner.

Polignano a Mare is just a short distance from Monopoli. In August in Polignano a Mare, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Torre dell'Orso.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

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Torre dell'Orso

Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): Head underground at Grotta della Poesia, take in the dramatic natural features at Le Due Sorelle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Torre dell'Orso Beach, and finally head outdoors with Circolo Ippico Malepezza.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Torre dell'Orso online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Torre dell'Orso in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Torre dell'Orso, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Torre dell'Orso

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Lecce

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Croce, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, and then make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lecce holiday planner.

You can drive from Torre dell'Orso to Lecce in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Lecce are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

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.