6 days in Southern Italy, Monopoli & Bari Itinerary

6 days in Southern Italy, Monopoli & Bari Itinerary

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Matera
— 1 day
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Monopoli
— 1 night
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Bari
— 1 night
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Amalfi
— 1 night
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Pompeii
— 1 night
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Matera — 1 day

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 5th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera and then see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Matera trip website.

Edmonton, Canada to Matera is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Matera is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in May: high temperatures in Matera hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to 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. On the 6th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Masseria Brancati, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele in Frangesto, then admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and finally take in the exciting artwork at GiuInLab.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monopoli trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Matera to Monopoli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Monopoli, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.
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Bari — 1 night

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bari trip planning app.

Getting from Monopoli to Bari by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then indulge your taste buds at Amalfi Coast Drive, then examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bari to Amalfi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Bari in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Amalfi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Pompeii.
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Pompeii — 1 night

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park and then delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande.

Find out how to plan Pompeii trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Amalfi to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Pompeii, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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