19 days in Puglia Itinerary

19 days in Puglia Itinerary

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19 days in Puglia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
Otranto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Taranto
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Vieste
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bari
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Otranto

Otranto ©
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. Get some cultural insight at Sidereus and Cattedrale Di Otranto. Kids will appreciate attractions like Baia dei Turchi and Channel Ciolo. Venture out of the city with trips to Artefatto - l'idea in terracotta (in Castro), Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse) and Federica Piccinni - Esposizione Permanente (in Tricase). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto, browse the exhibits of Castello di Gallipoli, and kick back and relax at Torre dell'Orso Beach.

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Sydney, Australia to Otranto is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Otranto, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for much warmer days in Otranto, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Salve, Gallipoli, Channel Ciolo, Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Villa Sticchi
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Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto
Fishing Charters & Tours
Baia dei Turchi ©
Baia dei Turchi

4
nights
Taranto

Taranto ©
Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Step out of the city life by going to Zoosafari and Spiaggia di Punta Prosciuto. Relax by the water at Museo Nazionale Archeologico and Masseria Brancati. Get out of town with these interesting Taranto side-trips: L'Ulivo che Canta (in Ostuni), Togo Bay Beach (in Porto Cesareo) and Manduria (Museo della Civilta del Vino Primitivo & Parco Archeologico Manduria). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, look for gifts at Gemma Lutea, admire the striking features of Trullo Sovrano, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta Santi Medici.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Taranto trip builder tool .

Drive from Otranto to Taranto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Otranto in August since evenings lows in Taranto dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Taranto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manduria, Porto Cesareo, Ostuni, Trullo Sovrano, Gemma Lutea
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Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Zoosafari ©
Zoosafari
Spiaggia di Punta Prosciuto ©
Spiaggia di Punta Prosciuto

4
nights
Vieste

Vieste ©
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Do your shopping at Vignanotica Beach and Motobarca Desiree Grotte Marine di Vieste. Your inner history buff will appreciate Spiaggia del Pizzomunno and Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. Get out of town with these interesting Vieste side-trips: Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie (in San Giovanni Rotondo), Peschici (Peschici centro storico & Baia Zaiana) and Monte Sant'Angelo (Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo & Museo Lapidario). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Vieste Promenade, look for gifts at La Bottega Dei Formaggi, contemplate the long history of Torre di Sfinale, and enjoy the sand and surf at Panis Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vieste vacation planning app .

You can drive from Taranto to Vieste in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Vieste when traveling from Taranto in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bari.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Peschici, San Giovanni Rotondo, Monte Sant'Angelo, Panis Beach
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Vignanotica Beach ©
Vignanotica Beach
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

4
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Confetti Andria and Cattedrale di Trani. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica San Nicola and Baart Gallery. Explore Bari's surroundings by going to Centro Storico di Monopoli (in Monopoli), Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare) and Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Castel del Monte, pause for some photo ops at Statua di San Nicola, get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa e Convento di Santa Maria dell'Isola.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bari online road trip planner .

Getting from Vieste to Bari by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Vieste in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bari: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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