14 days in Puglia Itinerary

14 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Bus to Detroit, Fly to Bari
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Trani
— 3 nights
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taranto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lecce
— 4 nights
Fly to Detroit, Bus to Windsor

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Trani

Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trani: Bari (Basilica San Nicola, Auditorium Diocesano Vallisa, &more), Altamura (Cattedrale & La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino) and Castel del Monte (in Andria). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Giuseppe De Nittis, explore the historical opulence of Castello Svevo di Barletta, and steep yourself in history at Ex Stazione Di Vedetta Della Marina.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Trani trip itinerary planning tool.

Windsor, Canada to Trani is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Windsor to Trani due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Windsor in December; daily highs in Trani reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Trani

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

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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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): catch some excitement at Zoosafari, then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and then take a stroll through Centro Storico Locorotondo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo e Sito Archeologico Cripta Romanica, Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, then make a trip to Statua di Domenico Modugno, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Polignano a Mare travel planner.

You can drive from Trani to Polignano a Mare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Polignano a Mare can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Taranto.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

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Taranto

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Go for a jaunt from Taranto to Castellaneta Marina to see Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, take in the views from Ponte Girevole, don't miss a visit to Ex Convento di S Francesco, and identify plant and animal life at Jonian Dolphin Conservation.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Taranto route app.

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Taranto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Polignano a Mare in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Taranto, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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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: Sidereus (in Salve) and Centro Storico Otranto (in Otranto). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Matteo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Giuseppe da Copertino, and contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lecce online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Lecce, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

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.