8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Bus to Larnaca, Fly to Alberobello
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Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive
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Locorotondo
Drive
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Lecce
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto Cesareo
— 3 nights
Bus to Lecce, Train to Monopoli
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Monopoli
— 1 night
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
Drive
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Bari
— 1 night
Fly to Larnaca, Bus to Paphos

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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 19th (Wed): admire the striking features of Trullo Sovrano, then don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, and then admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alberobello tour builder app.

Paphos, Cyprus to Alberobello is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paphos to Alberobello due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paphos in May: high temperatures in Alberobello hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Locorotondo.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Museums

Locorotondo

Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. On the 20th (Thu), learn about winemaking at I Pastini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicola, and then take a stroll through Centro Storico Locorotondo.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Locorotondo holiday maker tool.

Locorotondo is just a stone's throw from Alberobello. Traveling from Alberobello in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Locorotondo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Locorotondo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

Lecce

— 1 night

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 20th (Thu): make a trip to Porta Napoli.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lecce trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Locorotondo to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Locorotondo in May, plan for little chillier nights in Lecce, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Porto Cesareo.
Highlights from your 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 Manduria (Chiesa di Madonna del Rosario & Duomo di Manduria) and Gallipoli (Chiesa di San Domenico al Rosario, Marea - Centro di Cultura del Mare, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Porto Cesareo, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia della Beata Vergine del Perpetuo Soccorso, see the interesting displays at Museo della Preistoria di Nardo, and make a trip to Porto Cesareo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Cesareo trip website.

Getting from Lecce to Porto Cesareo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Porto Cesareo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monopoli.

Things to do in Porto Cesareo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Monopoli

— 1 night
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get outside with Indiana Park, then explore the ancient world of Scavi D'Egnazia, then take an in-depth tour of Masseria Brancati, and finally stroll through Spiaggia Torre Canne.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monopoli tour website.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Porto Cesareo to Monopoli takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Porto Cesareo in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Monopoli, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Monopoli

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Polignano a Mare trip planner.

Polignano a Mare is just a short distance from Monopoli. May in Polignano a Mare sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.
Highlights from your 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 25th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Statua di San Nicola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Bari, and then don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bari vacation builder site.

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Bari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bari are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

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.