8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

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8 days in Puglia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
1
Gallipoli
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Carovigno
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Bari
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Gallipoli

Gallipoli ©
Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Get some historical perspective at Centro Storico Otranto and Palazzo del Principe. Get in touch with nature at Lido Punta della Suina and Maldive del Salento Pescoluse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gallipoli: Piazza del Popolo di Muro Leccese (in Muro Leccese), Torre dell'Orso Beach (in Torre dell'Orso) and Baia dei Turchi (in Otranto). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Il Molo, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gallipoli trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Gallipoli is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Manchester to Gallipoli, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in May: high temperatures in Gallipoli hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Carovigno.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Otranto, Muro Leccese, Lido Il Molo, Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, Torre dell'Orso Beach
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Baia dei Turchi ©
Baia dei Turchi
Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto
Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli ©
Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli

1
night
Carovigno

Carovigno ©
Carovigno is a town and comune in the province of Brindisi and region of Apulia, in southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ostuni, then take an in-depth tour of Masseria Brancati, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Carovigno trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Carovigno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Carovigno can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Bari.

Things to do in Carovigno

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ostuni
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Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area ©
Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati
Cathedral of Ostuni ©
Cathedral of Ostuni

3
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Visiting Grotte di Castellana and Jonian Dolphin Conservation will get you outdoors. Visit Basilica San Nicola and La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Bari: Trullo Sovrano (in Alberobello), Andria (Confetti Andria & Castel del Monte) and L'Acropoli di Puglia (in Martina Franca). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bari travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Carovigno to Bari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Andria, Grotte di Castellana, La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, L'Acropoli di Puglia, Trullo Sovrano
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Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Cattedrale di Trani ©
Cattedrale di Trani
Castel del Monte ©
Castel del Monte

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