15 days in Puglia Itinerary

15 days in Puglia Itinerary

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15 days in Puglia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Bus:  30​h
1
Otranto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Taranto
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Vieste, Province of Foggia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bari
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Otranto

Otranto ©
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Otranto: Lido Punta della Suina (in Gallipoli), Sidereus (in Salve) and Pescoluse (Lido 77 & Maldive del Salento Pescoluse). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta della Poesia, stroll through Torre dell'Orso Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cava di Bauxite.

Plan my trip to Otranto with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Melbourne, Australia to Otranto is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get much warmer in Otranto: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salve, Grotta della Poesia, Circolo Ippico Malepezza, Lido Punta della Suina, Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
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Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto
Baia dei Turchi ©
Baia dei Turchi
Cattedrale Di Otranto ©
Cattedrale Di Otranto

3
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Taranto

Taranto ©
Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Taranto: Lecce (Centro Storico, Lecce & Duomo di Lecce), I Pastini (in Martina Franca) and Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo) (in Torre Lapillo). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di San Francesco da Paola al Borgo, admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and get engrossed in the history at Masseria Brancati.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taranto vacation maker website .

Drive from Otranto to Taranto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Otranto in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Taranto, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Taranto

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lecce, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, I Pastini, Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo), Masseria Brancati
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Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce

2
nights
Vieste, Province of Foggia

Vieste ©
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. On the 4th (Tue), explore the gorgeous colors at Baia Zaiana, make a trip to Peschici centro storico, then don't miss a visit to Trabucco San Lorenzo, and finally go for a walk through Vieste Promenade. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Vignanotica Beach, then don't miss a visit to Arco di San Felice, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Pizzomunno, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Motobarca Desiree Grotte Marine di Vieste.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vieste trip builder site .

Drive from Taranto to Vieste in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Vieste when traveling from Taranto in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Peschici
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Baia Zaiana ©
Baia Zaiana
Vieste Promenade ©
Vieste Promenade
Peschici centro storico ©
Peschici centro storico

4
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Explore Bari's surroundings by going to Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte), Zoosafari (in Fasano) and Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Confetti Andria, and contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bari road trip website .

You can drive from Vieste to Bari in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Vieste in August, plan for slightly colder days in Bari, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Andria, Zoosafari, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, Grotte di Castellana, Centro Storico di Monopoli
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Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©
Zoosafari ©
Zoosafari

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