13 days in Matera, Puglia & Pesaro Itinerary

13 days in Matera, Puglia & Pesaro Itinerary

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Matera
— 1 night
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Porto Cesareo
— 2 nights
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Gallipoli
— 1 night
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
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Otranto
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Torre dell'Orso
— 2 nights
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Lecce
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Brindisi
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Ostuni
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Alberobello
— 1 night
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Polignano a Mare
— 2 nights
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Trani
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Pesaro
— 1 night
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cattedrale di Matera as well as Casa Cava. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Casa Cava, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Matera trip planner.

Benevento to Matera is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Benevento in September, you will find days in Matera are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Porto Cesareo.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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". Your day by day itinerary now includes Spiaggia di Torre Lapillo as well as Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Selvaggio. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Torre Lapillo. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Punta Prosciuto.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto Cesareo holiday website.

You can drive from Matera to Porto Cesareo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Porto Cesareo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Gallipoli

— 1 night

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Spiaggia della Purita as well as Il Frantoio del Vicere. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Gallipoli.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Gallipoli trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Porto Cesareo to Gallipoli takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cala dell'Acquaviva, Grotta Zinzulusa and Fishing Charters & Tours. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Maria di Leuca itinerary planner.

Getting from Gallipoli to Santa Maria di Leuca by car takes about an hour. Other options: 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 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Otranto

Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. On the 13th (Mon), explore the activities along Cava di Bauxite and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Otranto online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in September, plan for little chillier nights in Otranto, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Torre dell'Orso.

Things to do in Otranto

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Torre dell'Orso

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Torre Sant'Andrea as well as Grotta della Poesia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Le Due Sorelle, then Head underground at Grotta della Poesia, and then get great views at Torre Sant'Andrea.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Torre dell'Orso trip planner.

Torre dell'Orso is just a short distance from Otranto. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Torre dell'Orso

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Lecce

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro Storico, Lecce. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lecce, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Torre dell'Orso to Lecce in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Brindisi.
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Brindisi

Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Your day by day itinerary now includes Porto di Brindisi. On the 15th (Wed), go for a stroll along the water at Porto di Brindisi.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brindisi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Brindisi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Brindisi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Ostuni.

Things to do in Brindisi

Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Ostuni

Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Centro Storico has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ostuni online travel route planner.

Drive from Brindisi to Ostuni in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Ostuni

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Alberobello

— 1 night
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro Storico Locorotondo, Trullo Sovrano and I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, admire the striking features of Trullo Sovrano, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Locorotondo.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Alberobello online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ostuni to Alberobello takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ostuni in September, Alberobello is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Polignano a Mare

— 2 nights
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Centro Storico di Monopoli has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare and then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Polignano a Mare online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Alberobello to Polignano a Mare takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Trani.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Trani

Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cattedrale di Trani. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Trani online travel route planner.

Drive from Polignano a Mare to Trani in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Trani can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pesaro.

Things to do in Trani

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
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Pesaro

— 1 night
Pesaro is a town and comune in the Italian region of the Marche, capital of the Pesaro e Urbino province, on the Adriatic. To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pesaro online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Trani to Pesaro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Trani in September, plan for little chillier days in Pesaro, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Pesaro

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

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.