8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia itinerary planner

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Fly
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Bari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Otranto
— 1 night
Drive
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Ostuni
— 3 nights
Drive to Brindisi – Salento Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Bari

— 3 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bari: Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani), Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte) and Polignano a Mare (Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare & Statua di Domenico Modugno). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, steep yourself in history at Castel del Monte, look for gifts at Confetti Andria, and examine the collection at Museo del Fischietto in Terracotta citta di Rutigliano Domenico Divella.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bari trip itinerary site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bari is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Bari due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bari, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Otranto

— 1 night
Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Otranto, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cava di Bauxite.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Otranto trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Bari to Otranto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Otranto sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ostuni.

Things to do in Otranto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Ostuni

— 3 nights
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). On the 7th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, then make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, and then take an in-depth tour of Masseria Brancati. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at I Pastini, then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ostuni trip planner.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Ostuni takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Otranto in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Ostuni. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Ostuni

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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.