16 days in Puglia, Basilicata & Campania Itinerary

16 days in Puglia, Basilicata & Campania Itinerary

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Bari
Drive
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Matera
— 1 night
Drive
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Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive
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Locorotondo
Drive
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Ostuni
— 1 night
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
Drive
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Monopoli
Drive
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Lecce
— 1 day
Drive
9
Otranto
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Praiano
— 1 night
Taxi
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Amalfi
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12
Ravello
Drive
13
Conca dei Marini
— 1 night
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Capri, Island of Capri
Ferry
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Positano
— 1 night
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Sorrento
— 1 night
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Naples
— 1 day
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Bari

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Bari road trip planning website.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Bari is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Santo Domingo to Bari is 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will leave for Matera on the 22nd (Thu).
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Matera — 1 night

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
On the 22nd (Thu), make a trip to Casa Noha and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Matera attractions planner.

You can drive from Bari to Matera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Matera are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alberobello.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Alberobello — 1 night

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Grotta del Trullo and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Civico "Guglielmo Romanazzi Carducci - Principe di Santo Mauro". On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, admire the landmark architecture of Trullo Sovrano, then make a trip to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, and finally admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Alberobello trip planner.

You can drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Alberobello can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Locorotondo.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Locorotondo

Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Locorotondo trip planner.

Locorotondo is just a short distance from Alberobello. Traveling from Alberobello in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Locorotondo, with lows of 22°C. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Ostuni.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Ostuni — 1 night

Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Masseria Brancati, look for all kinds of wild species at Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area, make a trip to Piazza della Liberta, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally stop by Il Botteghino.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ostuni route builder app.

Drive from Locorotondo to Ostuni in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Polignano a Mare.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

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. For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Polignano a Mare road trip planning tool.

Getting from Ostuni to Polignano a Mare by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ostuni in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Polignano a Mare, with lows around 17°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Monopoli.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Monopoli

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monopoli tour planner.

Monopoli is very close to Polignano a Mare. September in Monopoli sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Lecce on the 25th (Sun).
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Lecce — 1 day

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Croce, then make a trip to Porta Rudiae, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lecce trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Monopoli to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Lecce sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Otranto.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Otranto — 3 nights

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. Explore Otranto's surroundings by going to Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia), Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Santa Maria di Leuca). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, kick back and relax at Baia dei Turchi, and explore the activities along Cava di Bauxite.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Otranto online trip maker.

Drive from Lecce to Otranto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Otranto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Praiano.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

Praiano — 1 night

Praiano is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwest Italy. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to IL Presepe nella Roccia, stop by Il Gusto della Costa, then don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, then stroll through Marina di Praia Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with La Boa Diving Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Praiano online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Otranto to Praiano in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Otranto in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Praiano, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Amalfi.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Amalfi

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip itinerary builder tool.

Amalfi is very close to Praiano. In October in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll set off for Ravello on the 1st (Sat).
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Ravello

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip planner.

Ravello is just a stone's throw from Amalfi. In October, daytime highs in Ravello are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll set off for Conca dei Marini on the 1st (Sat).
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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Conca dei Marini — 1 night

Conca dei Marini is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Lido Capo di Conca, don't miss a visit to Fiordo di Furore, then do a tasting at Cantine Marisa Cuomo, and finally stop by Piccadilly Ceramics.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Conca dei Marini trip maker website.

Conca dei Marini is just a short distance from Ravello. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Capri.
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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Capri, Island of Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Capri itinerary planner.

You can drive from Conca dei Marini to Capri in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Positano.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Positano — 1 night

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Nana' Positano, kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then steep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Positano trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Positano sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sorrento.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Sorrento — 1 night

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento day trip site.

Drive from Positano to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Naples.
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Naples — 1 day

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then delve into the distant past at College of the Augustales, and finally make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Naples online route maker.

Drive from Sorrento to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. Traveling from Sorrento in October, Naples is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Puglia travel guide

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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.
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Basilicata travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Basilicata, the most mountainous region in the south of Italy, boasts two separate coastlines and numerous places to visit, including secluded beaches and medieval hilltop towns. Over the centuries, the Greeks, French, Spanish, and Arabs invaded Basilicata. Each of these cultures left a deep mark on the area's culture and traditions, most visible in the region's Byzantine rock churches and fortified towns--as well as the numerous festivals throughout the year. Basilicata is known for combining a few local ingredients into delicate dishes. Make sure your itinerary includes exploring the region's small towns, where locals create several types of wheat pasta and offer a wide range of vegetable specialties.
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Campania travel guide

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Ruins · Landmarks · Art Museums
Stretching along the Tyrrhenian Sea, Campania is noted for its mild climate, picturesque coast, outstanding culinary tradition, and rich legacy of art and culture. Most visitors to this region begin their holiday sightseeing at the sea, where the coastline is marked with secluded bays, tranquil coves, and dramatic cliffs. The lush Mediterranean landscape is home to flourishing towns and charming villages, each steeped in its own culture, art, and traditions, and offering plenty of local places to visit. This ancient land is the birthplace of some well-known culinary favorites, including pizza and spaghetti. Campanians were among the first Europeans to use tomatoes not only as an ornamental plant, but also as food and garnish. The region is renowned for its fruits and vegetables--but its best-known product is mozzarella cheese.
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