9 days in Puglia Itinerary

9 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia travel planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Alberobello
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lecce
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14

Alberobello

— 2 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alberobello: Polignano a Mare (Lama Monachile, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, &more), Taranto (Castello Aragonese & Ponte Girevole) and Master Wave (in Marina di Ginosa). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, experience the excitement of Zoosafari, and Head underground at Grotte di Castellana.

Start your trip to Alberobello by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Milan to Alberobello is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Alberobello sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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. On the 3rd (Tue), Head underground at Grotta del Lago, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then Head underground at Grotta del Soffio. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Le Cinque Vele, head outdoors with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, then try out the rides at Sidereus, and finally make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Maria di Leuca trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Alberobello to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Alberobello in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Maria di Leuca, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Lecce

— 4 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Explore Lecce's surroundings by going to Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia), Otranto (Cattedrale Di Otranto, Centro Storico Otranto, &more) and Circolo Ippico Malepezza (in Sant'Andrea). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli, get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo del Principe, and steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Gallipoli.

Plan a Lecce trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Lecce, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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.