8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia trip planner

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Trani
— 1 day
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lecce
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 1 night
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Trani

— 1 day
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Giuseppe De Nittis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Confetti Andria, then explore the landscape on two wheels at La campagna andriese e la murgia, then don't miss a visit to Villa Comunale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Trani road trip planning site.

Rome to Trani is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. June in Trani sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Trani

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Polignano a Mare

— 3 nights
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Change things up with these side-trips from Polignano a Mare: Taranto (Museo Nazionale Archeologico & Castello Aragonese), I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello) and Martina Franca (I Pastini & L'Acropoli di Puglia). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, enjoy the sand and surf at Lama Monachile, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoosafari, and steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Monopoli.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Polignano a Mare road trip app.

You can drive from Trani to Polignano a Mare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Trani in June, you will find days in Polignano a Mare are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Lecce

— 3 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lecce: Otranto (Centro Storico Otranto, Cattedrale Di Otranto, &more) and Gallipoli (Centro Storico di Gallipoli, Lido Punta della Suina, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, and admire the striking features of Palazzo del Principe.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lecce road trip planning app.

Drive from Polignano a Mare to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lecce are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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. On the 13th (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get outside with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, and then make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei.

Start your trip to Santa Maria di Leuca by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Lecce, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Maria di Leuca, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.