8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia journey planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Lecce
— 1 night
Bus
2
Porto Cesareo
— 3 nights
Bus
3
Alberobello
— 1 night
Bus
4
Monopoli
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bari
— 1 night

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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 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lecce travel site.

Bari to Lecce is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June in Lecce, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to Porto Cesareo.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

Side 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". Venture out of the city with trips to Ugento (iContadini & Cripta del Crocifisso), Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse) and Gallipoli (Lido Punta della Suina, Centro Storico di Gallipoli, &more). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Palude del Conte e Duna Costiera. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stroll through Spiaggia di Punta Prosciuto, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto Cesareo online visit planner.

Getting from Lecce to Porto Cesareo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. June in Porto Cesareo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Porto Cesareo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 13th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then do a tasting at I Pastini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Martino, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo dell'Universita e Torre dell'orologio.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Alberobello online day trip planner.

Getting from Porto Cesareo to Alberobello by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Porto Cesareo in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alberobello: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monopoli.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

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 14th (Mon): make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, make a trip to Statua di Domenico Modugno, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Monopoli holiday planning tool.

Monopoli is just a short distance from Alberobello. In June, daily temperatures in Monopoli can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bari.

Things to do in Monopoli

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bari trip planner.

You can drive from Monopoli to Bari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Puglia travel guide

4.1
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.