17 days in Puglia Itinerary

17 days in Puglia Itinerary

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17 days in Puglia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  18​h
1
Bari
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vieste
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Taranto
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Lecce
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bari: Castel del Monte (in Andria), Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani) and Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare e Murat, make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, and steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Monopoli.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bari trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Bari is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Bari is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Polignano a Mare, Cattedrale di Trani, Grotte di Castellana, Castel del Monte, Centro Storico di Monopoli
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Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©

3
nights
Vieste

Vieste ©
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Explore Vieste's surroundings by going to San Giovanni Rotondo (Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina & Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie), Peschici centro storico (in Peschici) and Monte Sant'Angelo (Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo & Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Vieste Promenade, stop by La Bottega Dei Formaggi, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Pizzomunno, and explore the fascinating underground world of Motobarca Desiree Grotte Marine di Vieste.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vieste trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bari to Vieste takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Vieste are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

San Giovanni Rotondo, Monte Sant'Angelo, Peschici centro storico
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Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Vieste Promenade ©
Vieste Promenade
Peschici centro storico ©
Peschici centro storico

4
nights
Taranto

Taranto ©
Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Taranto side-trips: Ostuni (Centro Storico, Museo Diocesano di Ostuni, & more), Martina Franca (I Pastini & L'Acropoli di Puglia) and Alberobello (I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, & more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, identify plant and animal life at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, take in the views from Ponte Girevole, and meet the residents at Zoosafari.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Taranto trip app .

You can drive from Vieste to Taranto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Vieste in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Taranto, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Lecce.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ostuni, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Zoosafari
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Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation

6
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lecce: Ugento (iContadini & Museo Diocesano di Ugento), Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia (in Specchia) and Sidereus (in Salve). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Gallipoli, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dei Turchi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lecce attractions tool .

Traveling by bus from Taranto to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Taranto in June, plan for little chillier nights in Lecce, with lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Otranto, Porto Cesareo, Ugento, Salve, Circolo Ippico Malepezza
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Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce
Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto

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