8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia trip maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bari
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Martina Franca
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Lecce
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bari

— 2 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bari: Castel del Monte (in Andria) and Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari, get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bari trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Bari is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: high temperatures in Bari hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Martina Franca.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Martina Franca

— 3 nights
Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Martina Franca side-trips: Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte), Chiesa San Michele in Frangesto (in Monopoli) and Masseria Brancati (in Ostuni). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, enjoy some diversion at Zoosafari, examine the collection at Mostra Storico-Artigiana dell’Arsenale Militare Marittimo, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Martina Franca attractions planner.

Getting from Bari to Martina Franca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Martina Franca, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Martina Franca

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lecce

— 2 nights

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 22nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and then make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lecce trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Martina Franca to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.