10 days in Puglia Itinerary

10 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia itinerary planner

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Bari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taranto
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 1 night
Drive
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Lecce
— 4 nights
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Bari

— 2 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bari side-trips: Zoosafari (in Fasano), Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani) and Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Nicola, enjoy the sand and surf at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, contemplate the long history of Ex Stazione Di Vedetta Della Marina, and make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bari trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Bari is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Bari, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Bari, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Taranto

— 2 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. On the 2nd (Fri), learn about winemaking at Damati, then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then do a tasting at I Pastini, and finally learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Archeologico.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taranto trip tool.

You can drive from Bari to Taranto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bari in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Taranto, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Taranto

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 1 night
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 4th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Presicce, make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, then get outside with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Maria di Leuca trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taranto in July, expect Santa Maria di Leuca to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Lecce

— 4 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lecce: Gallipoli (Il Frantoio del Vicere, Centro Storico di Gallipoli, &more), Otranto (Cattedrale Di Otranto, Centro Storico Otranto, &more) and Torre dell'Orso Beach (in Torre dell'Orso). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Popolo di Muro Leccese, steep yourself in history at Palazzo del Principe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lecce day trip planning website.

Drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Lecce, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Puglia travel guide

4.1
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.