10 days in Puglia Itinerary

10 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Castellana Grotte
— 1 night
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Taranto
— 2 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
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Lecce
— 4 nights

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Castellana Grotte

Castellana Grotte ©
Castellana Grotte is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): Head underground at Grotte di Castellana and then make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Valle d’itria e Dintorni, experience the excitement of Zoosafari, then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Trullo.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Castellana Grotte route planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Castellana Grotte is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Castellana Grotte at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Castellana Grotte

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare
I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site ©

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Taranto

Taranto ©

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Mostra Storico-Artigiana dell’Arsenale Militare Marittimo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, then snap pictures at Ponte Girevole, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with Master Wave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hops Beer Shop Taranto.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Taranto route planner.

Traveling by car from Castellana Grotte to Taranto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Castellana Grotte in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Taranto, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Taranto

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
Ponte Girevole ©
Ponte Girevole

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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 30th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Sidereus, then head outdoors with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Azienda Agricola Boccarello - Olio del Salento. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Grotta del Soffio, Head underground at Grotta Zinzulusa, then kick back and relax at Swim Liberi di Nuotare, and finally make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Maria di Leuca day trip tool.

You can drive from Taranto to Santa Maria di Leuca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Taranto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Maria di Leuca, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Grotta del Soffio ©
Grotta del Soffio
Maldive del Salento Pescoluse ©
Maldive del Salento Pescoluse

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Lecce

Lecce ©

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lecce: Otranto (Centro Storico Otranto & Baia dei Turchi), Circolo Ippico Malepezza (in Sant'Andrea) and Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia). There's much more to do: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce, kick back and relax at Lido Punta della Suina, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lecce road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in August: highs in Lecce hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce
Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce

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