8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
Drive
2
Lecce
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Taranto
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Andria
— 1 night
Drive to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Fly to Dublin

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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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): experience the excitement of Zoosafari, then Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, then don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Polignano a Mare tour planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Polignano a Mare is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Polignano a Mare, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Polignano a Mare is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife

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 Lecce's surroundings by going to Pescoluse (Azienda Agricola Boccarello - Olio del Salento & Maldive del Salento Pescoluse), Sidereus (in Salve) and Antichi Frantoi Ipogei (in Presicce). There's much more to do: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and kick back and relax at Torre dell'Orso Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lecce online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Taranto.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Taranto

— 2 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the striking features of Trullo Sovrano, then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then do a tasting at I Pastini, and finally learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, then take in the views from Ponte Girevole, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Archeologico.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Taranto trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Taranto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lecce in May since evenings lows in Taranto dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Andria.

Things to do in Taranto

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Andria

— 1 night
Andria is a city and comune in Apulia (southern Italy). Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Andria Cathedral, examine the collection at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, then stop by Confetti Andria, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castel del Monte.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Andria trip planner.

Drive from Taranto to Andria in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Taranto in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Andria. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Andria

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.