5 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Ostuni
— 1 day
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Alberobello
— 1 night
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Polignano a Mare
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Monopoli
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Gallipoli
— 1 night
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Santa Maria di Leuca
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Otranto
— 1 night
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Lecce
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Brindisi
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Ostuni — 1 day

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 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Masseria Brancati, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Ostuni.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ostuni day trip website.

Brindisi to Ostuni is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ostuni are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Alberobello.
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Alberobello — 1 night

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Trullo Sovrano.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alberobello vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Ostuni to Alberobello takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ostuni in October since evenings lows in Alberobello dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Polignano a Mare.
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Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Polignano a Mare trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Alberobello to Polignano a Mare takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Polignano a Mare, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you're off to Monopoli.
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Monopoli

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Monopoli and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Monopoli trip builder tool.

Monopoli is just a stone's throw from Polignano a Mare. In October, daytime highs in Monopoli are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough 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.
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You can drive from Monopoli to Gallipoli in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Santa Maria di Leuca on the 14th (Fri).
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Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. On the 14th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Sidereus and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Gallipoli to Santa Maria di Leuca in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Maria di Leuca when traveling from Gallipoli in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to 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 14th (Fri), stop by Roberta Risolo Art Jewels.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Otranto journey tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in October, plan for little chillier nights in Otranto, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Lecce.
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Lecce

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 15th (Sat), stop by Laboratorio Creativo Div.ergo and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lecce travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Lecce takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lecce can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brindisi.
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Brindisi — 1 night

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. On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo dell'Arte Sacra and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anna.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brindisi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Brindisi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Brindisi, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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