15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Messina
Ferry to Villa San Giovanni, Drive to Matera
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
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Locorotondo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gallipoli
— 1 night
Drive
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Otranto
— 1 night
Drive
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Lecce
— 1 night
Drive
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Monopoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bari
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome
— 4 nights

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Messina

Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Messina trip planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Lamezia Terme Airport and Comiso Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Messina can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will leave for Matera on the 17th (Mon).
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Matera — 2 nights

Subterranean City

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 17th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, then don't miss a visit to Chiese rupestri Madonna delle Virtu e San Nicola dei Greci, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina. Keep things going the next day: gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, then stroll through Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then make a trip to Casa Noha, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Matera.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Matera online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Messina to Matera by combination of ferry and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Messina in October; daily highs in Matera reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Locorotondo.
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Locorotondo — 2 nights

Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Valle d'Itria, do a tasting at L'Acropoli di Puglia, then awaken your taste buds at I Pastini, then make a trip to Chiesa Madre San Giorgio, and finally wander the streets of Centro Storico Locorotondo. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoosafari, then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then examine the collection at Trullo Sovrano, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Charis Centro Benessere.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Locorotondo day trip website.

You can drive from Matera to Locorotondo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Matera in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Locorotondo, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gallipoli.
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Gallipoli — 1 night

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get outside with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, try out the rides at Sidereus, then don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Punta della Suina, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Gallipoli, and then head outdoors with Salsedine Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gallipoli trip app.

Traveling by car from Locorotondo to Gallipoli takes 2 hours. October in Gallipoli sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive 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 23rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Madonna delle Grazie.

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Getting from Gallipoli to Otranto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Otranto are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lecce online trip planner.

Getting from Otranto to Lecce by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Monopoli.
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Monopoli — 2 nights

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by Azienda Agricola Arenazza, take a leisurely stroll along Lungomare Portavecchia, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Il Castello di Santo Stefano, Head underground at Grotta del Trullo, Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, then make a trip to Statua di Domenico Modugno, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Monopoli trip planner.

You can drive from Lecce to Monopoli in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lecce in October, plan for slightly colder days in Monopoli, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bari.
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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 27th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bari road trip planning website.

You can drive from Monopoli to Bari in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online tour builder.

Getting from Bari to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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