10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

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Bari
— 1 night
Drive
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Lecce
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taranto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive
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Matera
— 1 night
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Bari

— 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Coco Beach Club, appreciate the history behind Sacrario Militare dei Caduti d'Oltremare, and then admire the landmark architecture of Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia di San Corrado, and then don't miss a visit to Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bari trip itinerary planning website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Bari is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Bari is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bari when traveling from Istanbul in October, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Bari

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Lecce

— 3 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and Channel Ciolo. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di Santa Croce and Centro Storico di Gallipoli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lecce: Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata (in Gallipoli) and Togo Bay Beach (in Porto Cesareo). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano, and make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lecce trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bari to Lecce takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lecce are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Taranto.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Taranto

— 2 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo della Ceramica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Manduria, and then kick back and relax at Campomarino di Maruggio. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia D'Ayala, then pause for some serene contemplation at Taranto Catherdral - Duomo of San Cataldo, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Archeologico.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Taranto visit planner.

Getting from Lecce to Taranto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Taranto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Alberobello.

Things to do in Taranto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

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 9th (Sun): admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sabbiadoro Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alberobello day trip planning website.

You can drive from Taranto to Alberobello in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taranto in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alberobello, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Matera

— 1 night

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria in Platea, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Maggiore Parish.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Matera road trip site.

Getting from Alberobello to Matera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.