10 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Bari
— 1 night
Drive
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Monopoli
— 1 night
Drive
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Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive
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Ostuni
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brindisi
— 1 night
Drive
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Otranto
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
Drive to Brindisi Airport, Fly to Jeddah

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Bari — 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, and then don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Bari is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Bari is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in December; daily highs in Bari reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa e Convento di Santa Maria dell'Isola, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoosafari, then make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia.

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You can drive from Bari to Monopoli in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bari in December, plan for slightly colder days in Monopoli, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alberobello.
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Alberobello — 1 night

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then take a stroll through Centro Storico Locorotondo, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana.

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Alberobello is just a stone's throw from Monopoli. December in Alberobello sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ostuni.
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Ostuni — 2 nights

Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, and then make a trip to Ex Convento di S Francesco. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, stop by Il Botteghino, see the interesting displays at Arsenale Militare Marittimo, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Girevole.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ostuni trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Alberobello to Ostuni in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Alberobello in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ostuni: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brindisi.
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Brindisi — 1 night

Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Tutti I Santi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Maria del Casale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro.

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You can drive from Ostuni to Brindisi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Otranto.
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Otranto — 1 night

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. On the 17th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Palazzo vescovile castro, then kick back and relax at Torre dell'Orso Beach, then Head underground at Grotta della Poesia, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto.

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Getting from Brindisi to Otranto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brindisi in December, Otranto is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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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. On the 18th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Agricole Negro Valiani, examine the collection at Sidereus, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria di Leuca visit app.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Otranto in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Maria di Leuca, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel 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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Province of Lecce travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities
Lecce is a historic city of 94,766 inhabitants (2015) in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the second province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities of Apulia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over 2,000 years old.Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapii who founded the city are said to have been Cretans in Greek records. To this day, in the Grecìa Salentina, a group of towns not far from Lecce, the griko language is still spoken.In terms of industry, the "Lecce stone"—a particular kind of limestone—is one of the city's main exports, because it is very soft and workable, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce is also an important agricultural centre, chiefly for its olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specializing in ceramic production.

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