29 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Taranto
— 5 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 5 nights
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Lecce
— 5 nights
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Polignano a Mare
— 5 nights
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Monte Sant'Angelo
— 4 nights
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Trani
— 4 nights
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Taranto — 5 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taranto: Martina Franca (Piazza Maria Immacolata, L'Acropoli di Puglia, &more), Bari (Lungomare e Murat, Basilica San Nicola, &more) and Cantine Le Pajare (in Crispiano). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta Santi Medici, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Archeologico, and snap pictures at Ponte Girevole.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Taranto trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Taranto is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Taranto is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in Taranto reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 5 nights

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. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Maria di Leuca side-trips: Museo Archeologico della Civilta Messapica (in Poggiardo), Castro (Palazzo vescovile castro & Piazza Vittoria) and Lido Fico (in Marina di Marittima). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, Head underground at Grotta del Soffio, and enjoy the sea views from Faro di Leuca.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca trip maker tool.

Getting from Taranto to Santa Maria di Leuca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Santa Maria di Leuca can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.
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Lecce — 5 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Get out of town with these interesting Lecce side-trips: Gallipoli (Lido Punta della Suina & Centro Storico di Gallipoli), Cripta del Crocifisso (in Ugento) and Lampada senza Luce (in Galatina). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Croce, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lecce visit planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lecce when traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Polignano a Mare.
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Polignano a Mare — 5 nights

Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Get out of town with these interesting Polignano a Mare side-trips: Alberobello (Trullo Sovrano, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, &more), Centro Storico Locorotondo (in Locorotondo) and Grotta del Trullo (in Putignano). There's much more to do: make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoosafari, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa e Convento di Santa Maria dell'Isola.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Polignano a Mare road trip website.

You can drive from Lecce to Polignano a Mare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lecce in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Polignano a Mare: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monte Sant'Angelo.
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Monte Sant'Angelo — 4 nights

Monte Sant'Angelo is a town and comune of Apulia, southern Italy, in the province of Foggia, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano.HistoryMonte Sant'Angelo as a town appeared only in the 11th century. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monte Sant'Angelo: Museo Storico dei Pompieri e della Croce Rossa Italiana (in Manfredonia) and Siponto (Parco Archeologico di Siponto, Basilica di S. Maria di Siponto, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, head outdoors with Dove Andiamo Sul Gargano, pause for some serene contemplation at S. Maria Maggiore, and stop by Gargano Sapori - Specialita Pugliesi.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Monte Sant'Angelo vacation builder website.

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Monte Sant'Angelo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Trani.
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Trani — 4 nights

Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trani: Pista Ciclabile Trinitapoli-Mare (in Trinitapoli), Castel del Monte (in Andria) and Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (in San Giovanni Rotondo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani, take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Jatta, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano, and don't miss a visit to Cattedrale.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Trani online vacation planner.

Getting from Monte Sant'Angelo to Trani by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Trani sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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