22 days in Puglia Itinerary

22 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia route maker

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Lecce
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gallipoli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salve
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taranto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Locorotondo
— 1 night
Drive
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Monopoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bari
— 4 nights
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Lecce

— 4 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Venture out of the city with trips to Torre dell'Orso Beach (in Torre dell'Orso), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Porto Cesareo) and Otranto (Centro Storico Otranto, Cattedrale Di Otranto, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo dei Celestini, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercatino Del Gusto.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lecce trip itinerary app.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Lecce is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Lecce is minus 11 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in September; daily highs in Lecce reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Gallipoli

— 3 nights

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gallipoli: Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo) (in Torre Lapillo), Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna (in Manduria) and Porto Cesareo (Bahia Porto Cesareo & Togo Bay Beach). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Punta della Suina, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Punta Prosciuto, cool off at Samsara Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Guglia dell'Immacolata.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gallipoli route maker site.

You can drive from Lecce to Gallipoli in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Salve.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Salve

— 3 nights
Salve is a 5,000 inhabitants village and comune in the province of Lecce, in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.HistoryIndications of Bronze Age settlements in the territory of Salve have been revealed by several archaeological findings. Change things up with these side-trips from Salve: Castro (Delizie in Contea & Grotta Zinzulusa). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, look and learn at Sidereus, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Soffio, and make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salve trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Salve takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Salve

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Taranto

— 3 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Explore Taranto's surroundings by going to Master Wave (in Marina di Ginosa), Riserva Naturale Statale Stornara (in Castellaneta Marina) and Maruggio (Dune di Campomarino, Spiaggia di Acquadolce Cirenaica, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento Santa Chiara.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Taranto online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Salve to Taranto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Locorotondo.

Things to do in Taranto

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Locorotondo

— 1 night
Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): catch some excitement at Zoosafari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Nicola, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Locorotondo, then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and finally browse the exhibits of Trullo Sovrano.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Locorotondo driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Taranto to Locorotondo in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monopoli.

Things to do in Locorotondo

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Monopoli

— 2 nights
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. On the 16th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Grotta del Trullo, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, then don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli, then stroll through Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally get engrossed in the history at Masseria Brancati.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monopoli trip planner.

Monopoli is just a stone's throw from Locorotondo. Traveling from Locorotondo in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Monopoli. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bari.

Things to do in Monopoli

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Bari

— 4 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bari: Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani), Andria (Piazza Porta La Barra di Andria & Castel del Monte) and La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino (in Altamura). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, and contemplate the long history of Ex Stazione Di Vedetta Della Marina.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bari travel route app.

Drive from Monopoli to Bari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bari, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

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.