18 days in Puglia Itinerary

18 days in Puglia Itinerary

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San Giovanni Rotondo
— 3 nights
2
Vieste
— 3 nights
3
San Domino
— 1 night
4
Lecce
— 4 nights
5
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 5 nights

3
nights
San Giovanni Rotondo

San Giovanni Rotondo ©
San Giovanni Rotondo is the name of a city and comune in the province of Foggia and region of Apulia, in southern Italy.San Giovanni Rotondo was the home of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina from 28 July 1916 until his death on 23 September 1968. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie and Cella di Padre Pio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral Saint Maria Maggiore and Duomo. Get out of town with these interesting San Giovanni Rotondo side-trips: Andria (Andria Cathedral, Confetti Andria, &more), Sant'Andrea (in Barletta) and Parco Archeologico di Siponto (in Siponto). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale di Foggia, make a trip to Basilica Cattedrale Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo, see the interesting displays at Museo delle cere di Padre PIo, and pause for some photo ops at Via Crucis Monumentale.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Giovanni Rotondo trip builder tool.

Rome to San Giovanni Rotondo is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in San Giovanni Rotondo can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vieste.

Things to do in San Giovanni Rotondo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Andria, Lucera, Barletta, Foggia, Parco Archeologico di Siponto
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Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie
Cella di Padre Pio ©
Cella di Padre Pio
Cathedral Saint Maria Maggiore ©
Cathedral Saint Maria Maggiore

3
nights
Vieste

Vieste ©
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Relax by the water at Spiaggia di Portonuovo and Cala Turchi. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia dei Colombi and Foresta Umbra. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Antico di Vieste, make a trip to Arco di San Felice, stroll through Spiaggia di Crovatico, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia del Pizzomunno.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Vieste online journey builder.

Getting from San Giovanni Rotondo to Vieste by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to San Domino.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Foresta Umbra, Cala Turchi
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Spiaggia di Portonuovo ©
Spiaggia di Portonuovo
Spiaggia dei Colombi ©
Spiaggia dei Colombi
Cala Turchi ©
Cala Turchi

1
night
San Domino

Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Arcipelago Tremiti, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Cala Matana.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Domino trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Vieste to San Domino in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Lecce.

Things to do in San Domino

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cala Matana ©
Cala Matana
Arcipelago Tremiti ©
Arcipelago Tremiti

4
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata. You'll explore and learn at Masseria Brancati and Museo della Civilta del Vino Primitivo. Get out of town with these interesting Lecce side-trips: L'Ulivo che Canta (in Ostuni), Basilica di San Martino (in Martina Franca) and Valle d’itria e Dintorni (in Cisternino). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Corigliano d'Otranto, browse the exhibits of Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Salina dei Monaci, and stroll through Lido Il Molo.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lecce trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from San Domino to Lecce takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Lecce, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Lecce

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manduria, Gallipoli, Ugento, Ostuni, Basilica di San Martino
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Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati
Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria ©
Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna ©
Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna

5
nights
Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca ©
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. You'll explore and learn at Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro and Sidereus. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae and Faro di Leuca. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Maria di Leuca: Spiaggia Porto Miggiano (in Santa Cesarea Terme), La Grotta Verde (in Andrano) and Castro (Piazza Vittoria & Grotta Azzurra e Palombara). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Grotta del Soffio, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the views from Ponte Ciolo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Presicce.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Maria di Leuca vacation app.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lecce in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Maria di Leuca, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Castro, Salve, Specchia, Spiaggia Porto Miggiano, Ponte Ciolo
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Centro Storico Medievale  di Specchia ©
Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia
Spiaggia Porto Miggiano ©
Spiaggia Porto Miggiano

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