8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

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8 days in Puglia Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Lecce
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Take a break from the city and head to La Dolce Riva and Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lecce: Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei (in Gallipoli) and Samana Beach (in Punta Prosciutto). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Matteo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and steep yourself in history at Colonna di Sant'Oronzo.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lecce day trip planning site .

Boston, USA to Lecce is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Lecce. When traveling from Boston in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lecce: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gallipoli, La Dolce Riva, Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Samana Beach, Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna
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La Dolce Riva ©
La Dolce Riva
Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna ©
Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna

3
nights
Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca ©
Get some historical perspective at Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia and Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Blanca and Lido Il Molo. Take a break from Santa Maria di Leuca with a short trip to Bagno Marino Archi in Santa Cesarea Terme, about 46 minutes away.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Maria di Leuca trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Lecce in July, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Maria di Leuca, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ugento, Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro, Bagno Marino Archi, Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia, Maldive del Salento Pescoluse
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