42 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Monte Sant'Angelo
— 5 nights
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Vieste
— 7 nights
Drive
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Taranto
— 9 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 6 nights
Drive
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Otranto
— 7 nights
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Polignano a Mare
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Monte Sant'Angelo — 5 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: Mattinata (Baia delle Zagare & Baia di Mattinatella) and Siponto (Basilica di S. Maria di Siponto & Abbazia di San Leonardo in lama volara). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Lapidario, don't miss a visit to Rione Junno, and delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta Umbra.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Monte Sant'Angelo online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Naples International Airport and Abruzzo Airport. In July in Monte Sant'Angelo, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Vieste.
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Vieste — 7 nights

Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vieste: Porto Turistico di Rodi Garganico (in Rodi Garganico) and Peschici (Peschici centro storico, Castello di Peschici, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Vignanotica, stroll through Spiaggia del Pizzomunno, cool off at La Bussola Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Vieste trip planner.

You can drive from Monte Sant'Angelo to Vieste in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Vieste sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Taranto.
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Taranto — 9 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Explore Taranto's surroundings by going to Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area (in Carovigno), Togo Bay Beach (in Porto Cesareo) and Castello (in Avetrana). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, get a new perspective on things with Master Wave, and awaken your taste buds at I Pastini.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Taranto online route planner.

Getting from Vieste to Taranto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Taranto when traveling from Vieste in July, with lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 6 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. Step out of Santa Maria di Leuca with an excursion to Spiaggia della Grotta Verde in Andrano--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, stroll through Channel Ciolo, and Head underground at Grotta del Lago.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria di Leuca trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, Santa Maria di Leuca is slightly colder than Taranto - with highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Otranto.
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Otranto — 7 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Otranto: Roca Vecchia (Grotta della Poesia & Area Archeologica di Roca Vecchia), Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria (in Galatina) and Masseria Didattica Capasa (in Martano). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Alimini, and see Circolo Ippico Malepezza.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Otranto online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Otranto, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Polignano a Mare.
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Polignano a Mare — 7 nights

Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Change things up with these side-trips from Polignano a Mare: Ostuni (Spiaggia Costa Merlata, Duomo di Ostuni, &more), Alberobello (Trullo Sovrano, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, &more) and Canale di Pirro (in Fasano). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, stroll through Lama Monachile, and get to know the resident critters at Zoosafari.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Polignano a Mare online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Otranto to Polignano a Mare by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F.
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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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