20 days in Puglia Itinerary

20 days in Puglia Itinerary

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20 days in Puglia Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  18​h
1
Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Otranto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Bari
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Alberobello
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

3
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Polignano a Mare: Ostuni (Centro Storico, Masseria Brancati, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, race across the water with a speed boat tour, delve into the distant past at Scavi D'Egnazia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Torre Canne.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Polignano a Mare trip itinerary planning app .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Polignano a Mare is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Time is 5 hours. Traveling from San Juan in June, expect Polignano a Mare to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ostuni, Monopoli, Spiaggia Torre Canne, Scavi D'Egnazia, Cattedrale di Conversano
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Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©
Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati
Statua di Domenico Modugno ©
Statua di Domenico Modugno

2
nights
Gallipoli

Gallipoli ©
Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Gallipoli and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Porto Cesareo, kick back and relax at Lido Punta della Suina, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Gallipoli, and finally contemplate the long history of Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gallipoli travel route planner .

Getting from Polignano a Mare to Gallipoli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Cesareo, Guglia dell'Immacolata
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Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli ©
Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli
Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo) ©
Castello di Gallipoli ©
Castello di Gallipoli

2
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. On the 14th (Sun), kick back and relax at Baia dei Turchi. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta della Poesia, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Otranto.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Otranto trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Gallipoli to Otranto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Otranto

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Grotta della Poesia
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Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto
Cattedrale Di Otranto ©
Cattedrale Di Otranto
Baia dei Turchi ©
Baia dei Turchi

2
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for gifts at Azienda Olearia Schirinzi, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce, then make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, and then explore the striking landscape of Palude del Conte e Duna Costiera.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lecce tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Otranto to Lecce in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Bari on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Palude del Conte e Duna Costiera, Azienda Olearia Schirinzi
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Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce

5
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Archeologico di Siponto (in Siponto), Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani) and Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (in San Giovanni Rotondo). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Nicola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, step into the grandiose world of Castel del Monte, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bari trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Lecce to Bari by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Bari, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Matera, Castel del Monte, Chiesa di San Vito, Parco Archeologico di Siponto, Cattedrale
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Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Cattedrale di Trani ©
Cattedrale di Trani

3
nights
Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. On the 24th (Wed), Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, and finally admire the striking features of Trullo Sovrano. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoosafari and then identify plant and animal life at Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Alberobello trip planner.

Drive from Bari to Alberobello in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Alberobello can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zoosafari, Grotte di Castellana, Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area, Museo Nazionale Archeologico
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Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana
Zoosafari ©
Zoosafari

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