28 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

28 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

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Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Drive to Monopoli
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Monopoli
— 13 nights
Drive
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Gallipoli
— 12 nights
Drive
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Alberobello
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
Drive
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Bari
Drive
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Matera
— 1 night
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Monopoli — 13 nights

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Get out of town with these interesting Monopoli side-trips: Ostuni (Obelisco Sant'Oronzo, Piazza della Liberta, &more), Carovigno (Santuario della Madonna del Belvedere, Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area, &more) and Brindisi (Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro, Colonne Terminali della Via Appia, &more). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoosafari, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, and kick back and relax at Porto Marzano Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Monopoli holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Monopoli is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Monopoli reach 36°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gallipoli.
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Gallipoli — 12 nights

Ionian Pearl

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 Galatina (Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria & Lampada senza Luce), Porto Cesareo (Togo Bay Beach & Bahia Porto Cesareo) and Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo) (in Torre Lapillo). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Punta della Suina, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Gallipoli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Punta Prosciuto, and steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Gallipoli.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gallipoli trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Monopoli to Gallipoli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Alberobello.
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Alberobello

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alberobello trip builder site.

Drive from Gallipoli to Alberobello in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Polignano a Mare.
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Polignano a Mare — 1 night

Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lama Monachile, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Paura.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Polignano a Mare trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Alberobello to Polignano a Mare in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Polignano a Mare sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bari.
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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 find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Bari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Bari sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for Matera on the 3rd (Wed).
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Matera online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bari to Matera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Matera are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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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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