8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia trip maker
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Fly
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Otranto
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei and then experience rural life at Agricole Negro Valiani. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Church of Christ the King, then take some stellar pictures from Punta Ristola, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Maria di Leuca vacation planning tool.

Rome to Santa Maria di Leuca is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Santa Maria di Leuca to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Otranto.
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Otranto — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): head outdoors with Circolo Ippico Malepezza, then take some stellar pictures from Torre Sant'Andrea, then explore the striking landscape at Le Due Sorelle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, then kick back and relax at Lido Punta della Suina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata, and finally see the interesting displays at Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Otranto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Otranto, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Polignano a Mare.
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Polignano a Mare — 3 nights

Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza Maria Immacolata and Lungomare Di San Vito. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Polignano a Mare: I Pastini (in Martina Franca) and I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, contemplate the long history of Piazza Dell'orologio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Costa Dei Trulli.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Polignano a Mare trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Polignano a Mare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Polignano a Mare are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) 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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