15 days in Puglia Itinerary

15 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia visit planner

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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 1 night
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Otranto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vieste
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taranto
— 4 nights
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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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Soffio and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Channel Ciolo, see the sky in a new way at Sidereus, then get outside with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, and finally make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria di Leuca trip builder.

Geneva, Switzerland to Santa Maria di Leuca is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Geneva in September, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Maria di Leuca: highs are around 29°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Otranto.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Otranto

— 3 nights
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), Torrefazione Frutta Secca Di Enrico Porcino (in Alezio) and Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, get outside with Circolo Ippico Malepezza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Di Otranto.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Otranto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in September, plan for little chillier nights in Otranto, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Otranto

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Polignano a Mare

— 3 nights
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Change things up with these side-trips from Polignano a Mare: Alberobello (I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Damati, &more) and Canale di Pirro (in Fasano). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio, and admire the striking features of Chiesa di San Domenico.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Polignano a Mare vacation maker tool.

Drive from Otranto to Polignano a Mare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Polignano a Mare are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Vieste

— 3 nights
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Vieste: Panis Beach (in Foce Varano), Foresta Umbra (in Monte Sant'Angelo) and Peschici (Baia Zaiana & Peschici centro storico). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the pleasant sights at Vieste Promenade, Head underground at Oasi Archeologica-Naturalistica Necropoli - La Salata, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Pizzomunno.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vieste trip app.

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Vieste takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Vieste are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Taranto.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Taranto

— 4 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Explore Taranto's surroundings by going to Master Wave (in Marina di Ginosa), Lecce (Cantine del Salento, Centro Storico, Lecce, &more) and Riserva Naturale Statale Stornara (in Castellaneta Marina). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Archeologico, look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, and take advantage of the amenities at Togo Bay Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taranto trip tool.

Getting from Vieste to Taranto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Vieste in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Taranto, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taranto

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

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.