8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia trip itinerary planner

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Alberobello
— 1 night
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Lecce
— 4 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
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Alberobello

— 1 night
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): experience the excitement of Zoosafari, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, then stop by Azienda Agricola Arenazza, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Porta di Santo Stefano, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, then learn about winemaking at I Pastini, and finally admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alberobello trip itinerary planner.

Bari to Alberobello is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Lecce

— 4 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: Gallipoli (Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei, Centro Storico di Gallipoli, &more), Otranto (Baia dei Turchi, Castello Aragonese Otranto, &more) and Circolo Ippico Malepezza (in Sant'Andrea). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo del Principe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lecce trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alberobello to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Lecce can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 2 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. On the 9th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Presicce, make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, then head outdoors with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia, then Head underground at Grotta Zinzulusa, then kick back and relax at Channel Ciolo, and finally Head underground at Grotta del Soffio.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Maria di Leuca road trip website.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Santa Maria di Leuca sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

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.