17 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

17 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

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17 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  32​h 30​min
1
Bari
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Trani
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mattinata, Province of Foggia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Gallipoli
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Otranto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Bari
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

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Bari

Bari
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
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Melbourne, Australia to Bari is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Bari due to the time zone difference. In June, Bari is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. You will leave for Polignano a Mare on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Outdoors Nightlife
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Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare ©
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro Storico Locorotondo as well as I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Masseria Brancati, kick back and relax at Lama Monachile, then don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Polignano a Mare route maker tool .

Polignano a Mare is just a short distance from Bari. In June, daily temperatures in Polignano a Mare can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Trani.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ostuni, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Centro Storico Locorotondo
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Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©
Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati

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Trani

Trani ©
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, then make a trip to Villa Comunale, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Trani online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Trani takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Polignano a Mare, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Trani, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mattinata.

Things to do in Trani

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni
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Cattedrale di Trani ©
Cattedrale di Trani
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni ©
Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni

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Mattinata, Province of Foggia

Mattinata ©
Mattinata is a famous seaside resort town and comune (municipality) in the province of Foggia, Apulia, southern Italy.GeographyThe only town in Apulia facing south the Adriatic sea, Mattinata is part of the Gargano National Park (Parco Nazionale del Gargano). Change things up with these side-trips from Mattinata: Monte Sant'Angelo (Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese, & more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia di Vignanotica, see the interesting displays at Il Sentiero dell'Angelo, go for a stroll along the water at Falesia Torre del Porto, and don't miss a visit to Baia delle Zagare.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mattinata trip planner .

You can drive from Trani to Mattinata in 1.5 hours. In June in Mattinata, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Matera.

Things to do in Mattinata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Monte Sant'Angelo
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Baia di Vignanotica ©
Baia di Vignanotica
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Foresta Umbra ©
Foresta Umbra

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Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Matera itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Mattinata to Matera in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Mattinata, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Matera, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cattedrale
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Casa Noha ©
Casa Noha
Palombaro Lungo ©
Palombaro Lungo

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli ©
Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Explore Gallipoli's surroundings by going to Sidereus (in Salve), Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse) and Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo) (in Torre Lapillo). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Lido Punta della Suina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli, examine the collection at Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei, and take advantage of the amenities at Samsara Beach.

Plan trip to Gallipoli with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Matera to Gallipoli in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Cesareo, Salve, Porto Selvaggio
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Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli ©
Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli
Maldive del Salento Pescoluse ©
Maldive del Salento Pescoluse
Porto Selvaggio ©
Porto Selvaggio

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Otranto

Otranto ©
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. On the 24th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Cattedrale Di Otranto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cava di Bauxite.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Otranto sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Otranto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Otranto are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Otranto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto
Cattedrale Di Otranto ©
Cattedrale Di Otranto
Cava di Bauxite ©
Cava di Bauxite

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Bari

Bari ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare e Murat.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bari online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Otranto to Bari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites
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Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Bari War Cemetery ©
Bari War Cemetery

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