8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Fly
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Taranto
— 1 night
Drive
2
Vieste
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Lecce
— 1 night
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Taranto — 1 night

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Spiaggia Salina dei Monaci, see the interesting displays at Museo della Civilta del Vino Primitivo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Taranto Catherdral - Duomo of San Cataldo. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Martino, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Taranto road trip planning site.

Exeter, UK to Taranto is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Taranto is 1 hour. September in Taranto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vieste.
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Vieste — 2 nights

Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Portonuovo, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Stella Marina Beach, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Colombi, and finally kick back and relax at La Bussola Beach. On your second day here, make a trip to Arco di San Felice, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Antico di Vieste, then stroll through Cala Turchi, and finally stop by Al Vecchio Frantoio.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vieste trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Vieste takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Taranto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Vieste, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 3 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 some historical perspective at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae and Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Channel Ciolo and Papeete Salentino. Venture out of the city with trips to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Castro) and Cala dell'Acquaviva (in Marittima). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Presicce, Head underground at Grotta del Soffio, and laugh and play at Sidereus.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santa Maria di Leuca trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vieste to Santa Maria di Leuca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Vieste in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Maria di Leuca, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lecce.
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Lecce — 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 27th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Irene, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Acaya, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Matteo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Faggiano.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lecce route planning website.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in September, plan for little chillier nights in Lecce, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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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