35 days in Puglia Itinerary

35 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Bari
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vieste, Province of Foggia
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Taranto
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Lecce
— 9 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Milan

6
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bari: Grotta del Trullo (in Putignano), Monopoli (Centro Storico di Monopoli & Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia) and Castellana Grotte (Grotte di Castellana & Indiana Park). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare e Murat, and explore the historical opulence of Castel del Monte.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bari road trip website.

Milan to Bari is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Bari, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vieste.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Polignano a Mare, Andria, Monopoli, Castellana Grotte, Trani
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Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare
Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana

6
nights
Vieste, Province of Foggia

Vieste ©
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vieste: Monte Sant'Angelo (Rione Junno, Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano, &more), San Giovanni Rotondo (Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie & Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina) and Peschici (Peschici centro storico, Cala Turchi, &more). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Vieste Promenade, look for gifts at La Luna Nel Pozzo gioielli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Troia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vignanotica Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vieste attractions website.

You can drive from Bari to Vieste in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Vieste are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monte Sant'Angelo, Peschici, San Giovanni Rotondo, Panis Beach, Basilica Cattedrale Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo
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Vignanotica Beach ©
Vignanotica Beach
Vieste Promenade ©
Vieste Promenade
Peschici centro storico ©
Peschici centro storico

7
nights
Taranto

Taranto ©
Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Taranto side-trips: Manduria (Duomo di Manduria & Museo della Civilta del Vino Primitivo), Martina Franca (Valle d'Itria, I Pastini, &more) and Alberobello (Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, pause for some serene contemplation at Taranto Catherdral - Duomo of San Cataldo, get engrossed in the history at Masseria Brancati, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Taranto online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vieste to Taranto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Vieste in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Taranto, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Martina Franca, Ostuni, Alberobello, Manduria, Locorotondo
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Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site ©
I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site

6
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Maria di Leuca: Castro (Piazza Vittoria, Grotta Zinzulusa, &more), Andrano (Swim Liberi di Nuotare & La Grotta Verde) and Santa Cesarea Terme (Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo & Spiaggia Porto Miggiano). There's still lots to do: get outside with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, cast your line with a fishing tour, and Head underground at Grotta del Soffio.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Maria di Leuca road trip planning site.

Drive from Taranto to Santa Maria di Leuca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taranto in June, things will get slightly colder in Santa Maria di Leuca: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castro, Specchia, Salve, Presicce, Andrano
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Maldive del Salento Pescoluse ©
Maldive del Salento Pescoluse
Grotta del Soffio ©
Grotta del Soffio
Scuba & Snorkeling

9
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lecce: Otranto (Centro Storico Otranto, Cava di Bauxite, &more), Torre dell'Orso Beach (in Torre dell'Orso) and Gallipoli (Marea - Centro di Cultura del Mare, Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, Head underground at Grotta della Poesia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Lecce trip itinerary site.

Getting from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in July, expect nights in Lecce to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lecce

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gallipoli, Otranto, Porto Cesareo, Galatina, Circolo Ippico Malepezza
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Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce
Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto

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