15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Locorotondo
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Otranto
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gallipoli
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Bari
— 1 night
Drive
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Monopoli
— 3 nights
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Matera

— 2 nights

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 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Santa Maria di Picciano, then Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Matera. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, and then make a trip to Casa Noha.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Matera trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Matera is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Matera, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Locorotondo.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Locorotondo

— 3 nights
Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Locorotondo: Taranto (Mostra Storico-Artigiana dell’Arsenale Militare Marittimo, Jonian Dolphin Conservation, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, make a trip to Chiesa Madre San Giorgio, visit Centro Storico Locorotondo, and catch some excitement at Zoosafari.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Locorotondo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Matera to Locorotondo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Matera in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Locorotondo, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Otranto.

Things to do in Locorotondo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Otranto

— 1 night
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 25th (Mon), get up close to creatures of the deep with Diving Fraula, explore the activities along Cava di Bauxite, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Otranto trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Locorotondo to Otranto in 2 hours. In October in Otranto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Otranto

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gallipoli

— 1 night

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
On the 26th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Gallipoli, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Punta della Suina.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gallipoli trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Gallipoli takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Gallipoli can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Lecce

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Faggiano.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lecce day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Lecce takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Lecce sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Bari.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bari trip planner.

Drive from Lecce to Bari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Bari, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monopoli.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Monopoli

— 3 nights
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Grotta del Trullo, then Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Michele in Frangesto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, and then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli.

Make your Monopoli itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Bari to Monopoli takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Monopoli can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Monopoli

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.