12 days in Puglia Itinerary

12 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Lecce
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto Cesareo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Alberobello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monopoli
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Bari
— 2 nights
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Lecce

— 3 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Escape the urban bustle at Grotta del Lago and Lido Acqua Chiara. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Punta Palascia Lighthouse and Abbazia di Santa Maria di Cerrate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lecce: Frantoio Ipogeo Mulino a Vento (in Uggiano La Chiesa) and Chiesa Madre dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (in Galatina). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Torre del Parco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Popolo di Muro Leccese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, and make a trip to Fontana dell’Armonia.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Lecce driving holiday planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Lecce is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Lecce due to the time zone difference. In September in Lecce, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Porto Cesareo.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Porto Cesareo

— 2 nights
Porto Cesareo is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.The area around the sea of Porto Cesareo is a beautiful example of "Maquis Shrubland". Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno Svevo, then appreciate the history behind Guglia dell'Immacolata, then steep yourself in history at Antica Farmacia Provenzano, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale, examine the collection at Cripta Delle Mummie, and then get outside with Goa Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Cesareo trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Lecce to Porto Cesareo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Porto Cesareo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alberobello.

Things to do in Porto Cesareo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Alberobello

— 2 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Cantina Albea winery and museum, steep yourself in history at Piazza Roma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of our Lady of Grace, then Head underground at Grotta del Moro, and finally wander the streets of Rione Aia Piccola. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Lido Rilcado Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, admire the landmark architecture of Trullo Siamese, stop by Gift Idea, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Lucia, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere Santa Lucia.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alberobello online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Porto Cesareo to Alberobello takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Monopoli.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Monopoli

— 2 nights
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile, kick back and relax at Lama Monachile, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Conversano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Scavi D'Egnazia, get outside with Indiana Park, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, and finally stroll through Purple Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monopoli trip itinerary planner.

Monopoli is just a stone's throw from Alberobello. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Monopoli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Bari

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of S. Maria di Barsento, steep yourself in history at Muraglia di Bari Vecchia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Di Giovinazzo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Giuseppe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Palazzo Mincuzzi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Teresa dei Maschi, kick back and relax at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, contemplate the long history of Piazza dell'Odegitria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bari trip tool.

Drive from Monopoli to Bari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bari, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

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.