30 days in Puglia Itinerary

30 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia trip itinerary 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bari: Zoosafari (in Fasano), Centro Storico di Monopoli (in Monopoli) and Polignano a Mare (Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, contemplate the long history of Castel del Monte, and don't miss a visit to Cattedrale.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bari journey 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 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 22:

Vieste

— 5 nights
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Vieste side-trips: Monte Sant'Angelo (Chiesa della Santissima Trinita, Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano, &more), San Giovanni Rotondo (Cella di Padre Pio & Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina) and Saline di Margherita di Savoia (in Margherita di Savoia). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Vieste Promenade, steep yourself in history at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, don't miss a visit to Peschici centro storico, and stop by Piccolo Souvenir.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vieste travel website.

Drive from Bari to Vieste in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Vieste, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taranto.

Things to do in Vieste

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:

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: Ostuni (Infopoint - Association Il Borgo Ostuni, Masseria Brancati, &more), Museo Archeologico di Oria e dei Messapi (in Oria) and Alberobello (Cantina Albea winery and museum, Trullo Sovrano, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, learn about winemaking at I Pastini, take in the views from Ponte Girevole, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Archeologico.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Taranto trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Vieste to Taranto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Taranto, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) 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 Oct 27 — Nov 3:

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. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Maria di Leuca side-trips: Palazzo Bacile di Castiglione (in Spongano) and Chiesa di Sant'Eufemia (in Specchia). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, Head underground at Grotta del Soffio, and see the sky in a new way at Sidereus.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Maria di Leuca trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Santa Maria di Leuca can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:

Lecce

— 6 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around 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 in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Madonna delle Grazie, and explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro Romano.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lecce trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in November, plan for little chillier nights in Lecce, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 14:

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.