30 days in Puglia Itinerary

30 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia trip planner

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Bari
— 6 nights
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Vieste
— 5 nights
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Taranto
— 7 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 5 nights
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Lecce
— 6 nights
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Bari

— 6 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Get out of town with these interesting Bari side-trips: Zoosafari (in Fasano), Polignano a Mare (Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more) and Centro Storico di Monopoli (in Monopoli). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, head outdoors with Indiana Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, and make a trip to Palazzo dell'Acquedotto Pugliese.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bari trip itinerary planner.

Brindisi to Bari is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

Vieste

— 5 nights
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vieste: Monte Sant'Angelo (Chiesa della Santissima Trinita, Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano, &more), Saline di Margherita di Savoia (in Margherita di Savoia) and San Giovanni Rotondo (Cella di Padre Pio & Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Vieste Promenade, make a trip to Peschici centro storico, look for gifts at Piccolo Souvenir, and see the vivid underwater world at Baia Zaiana.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vieste holiday maker.

You can drive from Bari to Vieste in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vieste can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Vieste

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

Taranto

— 7 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Taranto: Museo Archeologico di Oria e dei Messapi (in Oria), Ostuni (Infopoint - Association Il Borgo Ostuni, Masseria Brancati, &more) and Alberobello (Cantina Albea winery and museum, Trullo Sovrano, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria della Scala, and learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Taranto trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Vieste to Taranto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Vieste in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Taranto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 19:

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 5 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Maria di Leuca: Palazzo Bacile di Castiglione (in Spongano) and Chiesa di Sant'Eufemia (in Specchia). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sea views from Faro di Leuca, Head underground at Grotta del Soffio, and see the sky in a new way at Sidereus.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria di Leuca tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Taranto to Santa Maria di Leuca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Santa Maria di Leuca is slightly colder than Taranto - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Lecce

— 6 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lecce: Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie (in Sannicola), Circolo Ippico Malepezza (in Sant'Andrea) and Otranto (Centro Storico Otranto, Castello Aragonese Otranto, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, take an in-depth tour of Museo Faggiano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

Make your Lecce itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in June, expect nights in Lecce to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:

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.