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). Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Masseria Brancati, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Ostuni.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ostuni trip builder.

Brindisi to Ostuni is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. December in Ostuni sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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. On the 11th (Sun), explore the galleries of Trullo Sovrano.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alberobello trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ostuni to Alberobello in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ostuni in December, expect Alberobello to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) 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 see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Polignano a Mare attractions planner.

Drive from Alberobello to Polignano a Mare in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Polignano a Mare are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Monopoli.
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Monopoli

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Monopoli trip itinerary builder website.

Monopoli is just a short distance from Polignano a Mare. December in Monopoli sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gallipoli online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Monopoli to Gallipoli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Monopoli in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Gallipoli, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. You'll set off for Santa Maria di Leuca on the 12th (Mon).
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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look and learn at Sidereus and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca holiday planning site.

Getting from Gallipoli to Santa Maria di Leuca by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Gallipoli in December, Santa Maria di Leuca is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough 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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Roberta Risolo Art Jewels.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Otranto trip builder.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in December, Otranto is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Laboratorio Creativo Div.ergo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lecce trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Otranto to Lecce by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Lecce can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo dell'Arte Sacra and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anna.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brindisi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Brindisi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) 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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