21 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

21 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner

©
This plan was created by another inspirock user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

21 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  27​h
1
Bari
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Ostuni
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Brindisi
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  1​h
4
Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Taranto
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Matera
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

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.
Head to Basilica San Nicola and Cattedrale di Tranifor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Vignanotica Beach and Motobarca Desiree Grotte Marine di Vieste. Explore Bari's surroundings by going to Vieste (Spiaggia del Pizzomunno & Vieste Promenade) and Andria (Confetti Andria & Castel del Monte). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Baart Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari, make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno Svevo.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bari journey tool .

Sydney, Australia to Bari is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Bari. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Bari to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Ostuni.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vieste, Andria, Cattedrale di Trani
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Castel del Monte ©
Castel del Monte
Vignanotica Beach ©
Vignanotica Beach

3
nights
Ostuni

Ostuni ©
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido onda blu, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and then view the masterpieces at L'Ulivo che Canta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Torre Guaceto, then take an in-depth tour of Masseria Brancati, and then learn about winemaking at Enoteca Semeraro.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ostuni itinerary website .

You can take a train from Bari to Ostuni in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bari in August, Ostuni is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brindisi.

Things to do in Ostuni

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Borgo Medievale di Ceglie Messapica, Area Marina Protetta Torre Guaceto, Enoteca Semeraro
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati
Area Marina Protetta Torre Guaceto ©
Area Marina Protetta Torre Guaceto
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
Brindisi

Brindisi ©
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 20th (Tue): head outdoors with Guna Beach. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Cantina San Donaci, then kick back and relax at Calidoski Beach Bar, then don't miss a visit to Colonne Terminali della Via Appia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brindisi trip planner .

Brindisi is just a short distance from Ostuni. When traveling from Ostuni in August, plan for slightly colder days in Brindisi, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alberobello.

Things to do in Brindisi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Calidoski Beach Bar, Cantina San Donaci
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Guna Beach ©
Guna Beach
Calidoski Beach Bar ©
Calidoski Beach Bar
Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro ©

1
night
Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. On the 22nd (Thu), learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia, then admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and then explore the galleries of Trullo Sovrano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Locorotondo, learn about winemaking at I Pastini, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana.

Plan my day in Alberobello using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Brindisi to Alberobello takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Brindisi in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Alberobello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Martina Franca, Centro Storico Locorotondo, Grotte di Castellana
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana
I Pastini ©
I Pastini

4
nights
Taranto

Taranto ©
Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. We've included these beaches for you: Castello Aragonese and Local Handicraft. Shop till you drop at Jonian Dolphin Conservation and Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna. Change things up with these side-trips from Taranto: Campomarino di Maruggio (in Maruggio) and Manduria (Museo della Civilta del Vino Primitivo & Spiaggia Salina dei Monaci). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Archeologico, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Santa Chiara, stroll through Spiaggia di Montedarena, and don't miss a visit to Via d'Aquino.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Taranto day trip tool .

You can drive from Alberobello to Taranto in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Alberobello in August since evenings lows in Taranto dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Matera.

Things to do in Taranto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manduria, Spiaggia di Montedarena, Campomarino di Maruggio
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna ©
Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna

2
nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll through Spiagge Le Praie and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto, Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, then see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Massimo Casiello - Tornitura Artistica del Legno.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Matera route planning website .

Take a bus from Taranto to Matera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Taranto in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Matera. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto, Spiagge Le Praie
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale

Similar Plans

8 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, teens, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM ITALY August, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM HUNGARY July, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Puglia BY A USER FROM THAILAND June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM MALTA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM RUSSIA July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Request travel agent in Italy
SERVICES