9 days in Puglia Itinerary

9 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia visit planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Drive to Monte Sant'Angelo
1
Monte Sant'Angelo
— 1 night
Drive
2
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Otranto
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Alberobello
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Monte Sant'Angelo

— 1 night
Monte Sant'Angelo is a town and comune of Apulia, southern Italy, in the province of Foggia, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano.HistoryMonte Sant'Angelo as a town appeared only in the 11th century. Your day by day itinerary now includes Foresta Umbra. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Maria Maggiore and then steep yourself in history at Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano, then delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta Umbra, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa della Santissima Trinita.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Monte Sant'Angelo trip itinerary site.

Barcelona, Spain to Monte Sant'Angelo is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Monte Sant'Angelo to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Monte Sant'Angelo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 2 nights
Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): kick back and relax at Channel Ciolo, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then Head underground at Grotta del Soffio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Frantoi Ipogei, then look and learn at Sidereus, then get outside with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, and finally stroll through Le Cinque Vele.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca road trip site.

You can drive from Monte Sant'Angelo to Santa Maria di Leuca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Monte Sant'Angelo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Santa Maria di Leuca: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Otranto.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Otranto

— 3 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Otranto: Gallipoli (Samsara Beach & Lido Punta della Suina), Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia) and Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria (in Galatina). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto, enjoy the sand and surf at Torre dell'Orso Beach, take some stellar pictures from Torre Minervino, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dei Turchi.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Otranto online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Otranto: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Otranto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alberobello

— 2 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): experience the excitement of Zoosafari, then learn about winemaking at I Pastini, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, and then make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Alberobello journey planning app.

You can drive from Otranto to Alberobello in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Wineries

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.