10 days in Puglia, Matera & City of San Marino Itinerary

10 days in Puglia, Matera & City of San Marino Itinerary

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Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy
— 1 night
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Trani, Italy
— Few hours
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Polignano a Mare, Italy
— 1 night
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Monopoli, Italy
— 1 night
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Brindisi, Italy
— Few hours
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Roca Vecchia, Italy
— Few hours
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Otranto, Italy
— 1 night
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Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy
— 1 night
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Manduria, Italy
— Few hours
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Ostuni, Italy
— 1 night
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Alberobello, Italy
— 1 night
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Matera, Italy
— 1 night
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night

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Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy

Monte Sant'Angelo ©
Monte Sant'Angelo is a town and comune of Apulia, southern Italy, in the province of Foggia, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano.HistoryMonte Sant'Angelo as a town appeared only in the 11th century. Your day by day itinerary now includes Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese as well as Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese and then contemplate the long history of Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monte Sant'Angelo sightseeing planning website.

Postojna, Slovenia to Monte Sant'Angelo is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Postojna in September: high temperatures in Monte Sant'Angelo hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Trani.

Things to do in Monte Sant'Angelo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo
Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese ©
Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese

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Trani, Italy

Trani ©
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. On the 26th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Trani and then step into the grandiose world of Castel del Monte.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Trani trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monte Sant'Angelo to Trani takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Trani

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castel del Monte
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Trani ©
Cattedrale di Trani
Castel del Monte ©
Castel del Monte

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Polignano a Mare, Italy

Polignano a Mare ©
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Azzurra, take in the views from Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile, then kick back and relax at Lama Monachile, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Polignano a Mare trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Trani to Polignano a Mare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monopoli.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lama Monachile ©
Lama Monachile
Grotta Azzurra ©
Grotta Azzurra
Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile ©
Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile

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Monopoli, Italy

Monopoli ©
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Torre San Giorgio e Chiesa Rupestre as well as Chiesa di San Domenico. On the 27th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di San Domenico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Monopoli, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, and finally explore the ancient world of Torre San Giorgio e Chiesa Rupestre.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monopoli itinerary planner.

Monopoli is just a stone's throw from Polignano a Mare. In September, daily temperatures in Monopoli can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brindisi.

Things to do in Monopoli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico di Monopoli ©
Centro Storico di Monopoli

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Brindisi, Italy

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Provinciale Francesco Ribezzo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pontificia Basilica Cattedrale.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brindisi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Monopoli to Brindisi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brindisi when traveling from Monopoli in September, with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Roca Vecchia.

Things to do in Brindisi

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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Roca Vecchia, Italy

Roca Vecchia ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): Head underground at Grotta della Poesia and then delve into the distant past at Area Archeologica di Roca Vecchia.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Roca Vecchia trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Brindisi to Roca Vecchia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Roca Vecchia

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Area Archeologica di Roca Vecchia ©
Area Archeologica di Roca Vecchia

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Otranto, Italy

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese Otranto and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Otranto holiday maker.

Otranto is just a short distance from Roca Vecchia. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Otranto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto
Cava di Bauxite ©
Cava di Bauxite
Castello Aragonese Otranto ©
Castello Aragonese Otranto

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Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy

Santa Maria di Leuca ©
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, admire the striking features of Ville Di Santa Maria Di Leuca, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Lago, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Soffio, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Channel Ciolo.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Maria di Leuca trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Manduria.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Channel Ciolo, Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista
Highlights from your plan
Channel Ciolo ©
Channel Ciolo
Grotta del Soffio ©
Grotta del Soffio

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Manduria, Italy

Manduria
Manduria is a city and comune of Apulia, Italy, in the province of Taranto. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the activities along Riserva Naturale della Foce del Fiume Chidro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manduria visit planning tool.

Drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Manduria in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Manduria, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ostuni.

Things to do in Manduria

Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Ostuni, Italy

Ostuni ©
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). On the 30th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Diocesano di Ostuni, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Liberta.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ostuni trip itinerary site.

Drive from Manduria to Ostuni in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. September in Ostuni sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Ostuni

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Museo Diocesano di Ostuni ©
Museo Diocesano di Ostuni

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Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Trullo Sovrano, admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna della Greca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicola, and finally visit Centro Storico Locorotondo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alberobello holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Ostuni to Alberobello in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Alberobello when traveling from Ostuni in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Locorotondo
Highlights from your plan
I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site ©
Centro Storico Locorotondo ©
Centro Storico Locorotondo
Trullo Sovrano ©
Trullo Sovrano

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Matera, Italy

Matera ©
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 2nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, see the interesting displays at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura, then don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Matera planning 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 your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo
Sassi in Miniatura ©
Sassi in Miniatura

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City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
On the 3rd (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico, contemplate the long history of Porta San Francesco, and then step into the grandiose world of Guaita.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the City of San Marino trip maker tool.

Drive from Matera to City of San Marino in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Matera in October, plan for a bit cooler days in City of San Marino, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guaita ©
Guaita
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Basilica del Santo Marino ©
Basilica del Santo Marino

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