10 days in Puglia Itinerary

10 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia trip planner
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Bari
Drive
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Trani
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Polignano a Mare
Drive
4
Monopoli
— 1 night
Drive
5
Alberobello
Drive
6
Locorotondo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ostuni
Drive
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Brindisi
— 1 night
Drive
9
Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Otranto
Drive
11
Santa Cesarea Terme
Drive
12
Castro
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Galatina
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Gallipoli
— 1 night
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Bari

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 6th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bari journey maker app.

London, UK to Bari is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Bari hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Trani.
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Trani — 2 nights

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 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Concattedrale di San Pietro Apostolo (Bisceglie), get engrossed in the history at Museo Diocesano, see the interesting displays at Museo della Macchina per Scrivere, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di Sant'Adoeno, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Ognissanti, and finally look for gifts at Upanisad Artigianato Etnico.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Trani trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bari to Trani takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Polignano a Mare.
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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. On the 8th (Fri), stop by Oro della terra.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Polignano a Mare vacation app.

Getting from Trani to Polignano a Mare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Trani, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Polignano a Mare, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Monopoli.
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Monopoli — 1 night

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at GiuInLab, steep yourself in history at Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria Amalfitana, then make a trip to Porto antico di Monopoli, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Lido Marina Grande.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monopoli trip itinerary planner.

Monopoli is just a stone's throw from Polignano a Mare. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Alberobello.
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Alberobello

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. On the 9th (Sat), indulge your taste buds at American Sweety.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Alberobello itinerary planner.

Alberobello is just a stone's throw from Monopoli. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Locorotondo.
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Locorotondo — 2 nights

Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at caseificiosalatino, do a tasting at I Pastini, look for all kinds of wild species at Az Agr.Corte dei Fragni, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at I Giardini di Pomona.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Locorotondo day trip planning website.

Locorotondo is just a stone's throw from Alberobello. Traveling from Alberobello in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Locorotondo, with lows of 30°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ostuni.
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Ostuni

Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Cavalcata di Sant'Oronzo and then make a trip to Infopoint - Association Il Borgo Ostuni.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ostuni trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Locorotondo to Ostuni takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Ostuni, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brindisi.
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Brindisi — 1 night

Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brindisi road trip app.

You can drive from Ostuni to Brindisi in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, Brindisi is little chillier than Ostuni - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. You'll set off for Lecce on the 12th (Tue).
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Lecce — 2 nights

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Colonna di Sant'Oronzo, don't miss a visit to Porta Napoli, contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Santa Maria di Cerrate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Irene, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Matteo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, then examine the collection at Museo Ferroviario della Puglia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di S. Giovanni Battista al Rosario, and finally don't miss a visit to Porta Rudiae.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Lecce trip itinerary planner.

Lecce is very close to Brindisi. When traveling from Brindisi in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Lecce, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Otranto.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): head outdoors with Stabilimento Riva del Sole, take some stellar pictures from Cape Palascia, and then take in nature's colorful creations at La Cutura Giardino botanico.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Otranto driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Otranto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Otranto can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cesarea Terme.
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Santa Cesarea Terme

Santa Cesarea Terme is a town and comune of 3,100 inhabitants in province of Lecce, in Apulia, southern Italy.Situated on the coast at the entrance of the Strait of Otranto, on a part of the coast which comes down to the sea, the town of Santa Cesarea is one of the largest centers for thermal baths in the Salento. On the 14th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Miggiano and then steep yourself in history at Villa Sticchi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cesarea Terme vacation planner.

Santa Cesarea Terme is just a stone's throw from Otranto. When traveling from Otranto in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Santa Cesarea Terme: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Castro.
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Castro

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Castro trip planner.

Castro is just a short distance from Santa Cesarea Terme. In July in Castro, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will leave for Galatina on the 14th (Thu).
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Galatina

Galatina, known before the unification of Italy as San Pietro in Galatina, is a town and comune in the Province of Lecce in Apulia, southern Italy.Among the most important cities in Salento, it is situated some 21km south of the city of Lecce.Main sightsThe late Romanesque church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, built in 1390 by Raimondello del Balzo Orsini, count of Soleto, with a fine portal and rose window. For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Galatina trip planning site.

You can drive from Castro to Galatina in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Castro, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Galatina, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Gallipoli.
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Gallipoli — 1 night

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria della Purita.

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Gallipoli is very close to Galatina. In July, daytime highs in Gallipoli are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Puglia travel guide

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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.
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Province of Lecce travel guide

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Beaches · Outdoor Activities · Landmarks
Lecce is a historic city of 94,766 inhabitants (2015) in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the second province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities of Apulia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over 2,000 years old.Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapii who founded the city are said to have been Cretans in Greek records. To this day, in the Grecìa Salentina, a group of towns not far from Lecce, the griko language is still spoken.In terms of industry, the "Lecce stone"—a particular kind of limestone—is one of the city's main exports, because it is very soft and workable, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce is also an important agricultural centre, chiefly for its olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specializing in ceramic production.

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