22 days in Puglia Itinerary

22 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
Drive
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Otranto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taranto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vieste
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monte Sant'Angelo
— 3 nights

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Polignano a Mare: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello) and Ostuni (Centro Storico, Il Botteghino, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, take in the views from Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele in Frangesto, and Head underground at Grotte di Castellana.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Polignano a Mare tour itinerary website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport and Brindisi – Salento Airport. In July, daytime highs in Polignano a Mare are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Otranto.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

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. Get out of town with these interesting Otranto side-trips: Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria (in Galatina), Museo Diocesano di Ugento (in Ugento) and Lido Punta della Suina (in Gallipoli). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, enjoy the sand and surf at Torre dell'Orso Beach, Head underground at Grotta della Poesia, and stroll through Baia dei Turchi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Otranto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Otranto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Otranto are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Otranto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 4 nights
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. Take a break from Santa Maria di Leuca with a short trip to La Grotta Verde in Andrano, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Grotta Tre Porte, stroll through Le Cinque Vele, and head outdoors with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria di Leuca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Otranto in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Maria di Leuca, with highs around 85°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Taranto

— 5 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taranto: Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo) (in Torre Lapillo), Lecce (Duomo di Lecce, Centro Storico, Lecce, &more) and Gallipoli (Centro Storico di Gallipoli & Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, examine the collection at Museo della Civilta del Vino Primitivo, learn about winemaking at I Pastini, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Sant’Andrea Degli Armeni.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Taranto trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Taranto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Taranto: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:

Vieste

— 3 nights
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vieste: Peschici (Peschici centro storico & Baia Zaiana). On the 26th (Wed), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Vignanotica Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Vieste Promenade, stop by Piccolo Souvenir, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Crovatico, and stroll through Spiaggia del Pizzomunno.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vieste trip website.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Vieste takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Taranto in July, plan for little chillier nights in Vieste, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monte Sant'Angelo.

Things to do in Vieste

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Monte Sant'Angelo

— 3 nights
Monte Sant'Angelo is a town and comune of Apulia, southern Italy, in the province of Foggia, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano.HistoryMonte Sant'Angelo as a town appeared only in the 11th century. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Baia delle Zagare and then delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta Umbra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, explore the world behind art at Museo Lapidario, explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese, then don't miss a visit to Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano, and finally explore the world behind art at Il Sentiero dell'Angelo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monte Sant'Angelo itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Vieste to Monte Sant'Angelo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 66°F.

Things to do in Monte Sant'Angelo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

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.