19 days in Matera & Puglia Itinerary

19 days in Matera & Puglia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Matera
— 2 nights
2
Gallipoli
— 3 nights
3
Otranto
— 1 night
4
Polignano a Mare
— 2 nights
5
Bari
— 1 night
6
Trani
— Few hours
7
Mattinata
— 6 nights
8
Bari
— 1 night

2
nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
On the 1st (Thu), walk around Parco della Murgia Materana.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Matera road trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Matera is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Matera. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Matera when traveling from Melbourne in October, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cattedrale
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Palombaro Lungo ©
Palombaro Lungo
Casa Noha ©
Casa Noha

3
nights
Gallipoli

Gallipoli ©
Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gallipoli: Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse), Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo) (in Torre Lapillo) and Togo Bay Beach (in Porto Cesareo). The adventure continues: stroll through Lido Punta della Suina, take advantage of the amenities at Samsara Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gallipoli tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Matera to Gallipoli in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. October in Gallipoli sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Salve, Porto Cesareo
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Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli ©
Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli
Maldive del Salento Pescoluse ©
Maldive del Salento Pescoluse
Centro Storico di Gallipoli ©
Centro Storico di Gallipoli

1
night
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. To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Otranto trip planner.

You can drive from Gallipoli to Otranto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Otranto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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2
nights
Polignano a Mare

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. On the 7th (Wed), make a trip to Statua di Domenico Modugno, thenadmire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and then Head underground at Grotte di Castellana. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Masseria Brancati, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoosafari, thenkick back and relax at Lama Monachile, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Polignano a Mare journey site.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Polignano a Mare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Otranto in October, you will find days in Polignano a Mare are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Bari.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Masseria Brancati, Chiesa San Michele in Frangesto, Grotte di Castellana, Zoosafari, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site
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Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare
I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site ©
Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana

1
night
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno Svevo, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bari itinerary planning app.

Drive from Polignano a Mare to Bari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Trani.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Castello Normanno Svevo ©
Castello Normanno Svevo
Citta Vecchia - Bari ©
Citta Vecchia - Bari
Room Escape Games

few
hours
Trani

Trani ©
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, thendon't miss a visit to Villa Comunale, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Trani trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bari to Trani in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Trani, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Mattinata.

Things to do in Trani

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni
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Cattedrale di Trani ©
Cattedrale di Trani
Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni ©
Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

6
nights
Mattinata

Mattinata ©
Mattinata is a famous seaside resort town and comune (municipality) in the province of Foggia, Apulia, southern Italy.GeographyThe only town in Apulia facing south the Adriatic sea, Mattinata is part of the Gargano National Park (Parco Nazionale del Gargano). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mattinata: Parco Archeologico di Siponto (in Siponto) and Monte Sant'Angelo (Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese, Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano, go for a stroll along the water at Falesia Torre del Porto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia di Vignanotica, and examine the collection at Museo Trappeto Maratea.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mattinata visit planner.

Getting from Trani to Mattinata by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Mattinata

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Monte Sant'Angelo, Manfredonia, Vico del Gargano
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Baia di Vignanotica ©
Baia di Vignanotica
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo
Foresta Umbra ©
Foresta Umbra

1
night
Bari

Bari ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giacomo and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari.

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

You can drive from Mattinata to Bari in 2 hours. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites
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Bari War Cemetery ©
Bari War Cemetery

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