15 days in Puglia Itinerary

15 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Lecce
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Vieste
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Torre dell'Orso
— 2 nights
Drive to Brindisi – Salento Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Lecce

— 6 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Spiaggia Pescoluse as well as Torre dell'Orso Beach. Attractions like Centro Storico, Lecce and Centro Storico Otranto make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Lecce side-trips: Gallipoli (Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli & Lido Punta della Suina), Cascata Monumentale (in Santa Maria di Leuca) and Sidereus (in Salve). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dei Turchi, admire the masterpieces at Museo Fantasy, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, and Head underground at Grotta della Poesia.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lecce trip planner.

London, UK to Lecce is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Lecce due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Lecce: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Lecce

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:

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. Bring the kids along to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare and I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Polignano a Mare: Grotta del Trullo (in Putignano), Trullo Sovrano (in Alberobello) and Castello Aragonese (in Taranto). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Salvatore, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Michele in Frangesto, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lama Monachile.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Polignano a Mare trip builder.

Getting from Lecce to Polignano a Mare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vieste.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Vieste

— 3 nights
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oasi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Portonuovo, then kick back and relax at La Bussola Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Motobarca Desiree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Baia Zaiana, don't miss a visit to Peschici centro storico, then don't miss a visit to Trabucco San Lorenzo, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia del Pizzomunno.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vieste road trip site.

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Vieste takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vieste are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Torre dell'Orso.

Things to do in Vieste

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Torre dell'Orso

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): head outdoors with Ultima Spiaggia delle Cesine. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lido La Sorgente, take in the dramatic natural features at Le Due Sorelle, then get great views at Torre Sant'Andrea, and finally head outdoors with Circolo Ippico Malepezza.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Torre dell'Orso journey builder.

Drive from Vieste to Torre dell'Orso in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Torre dell'Orso can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torre dell'Orso

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

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.