13 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Fly
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Lecce
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Taranto
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bari
— 5 nights
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Lecce — 4 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Explore Lecce's surroundings by going to Otranto (Cava di Bauxite, Centro Storico Otranto, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Lecce, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lecce trip builder app.

Dallas, USA to Lecce is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Lecce is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in May: high temperatures in Lecce hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Taranto.
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Taranto — 3 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taranto: Santuario di Pozzo Faceto (in Fasano), Alberobello (Trullo Sovrano & I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site) and Masseria Brancati (in Ostuni). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Santa Famiglia, take in the views from Ponte Girevole, and indulge your senses at I Pastini.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Taranto trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Lecce to Taranto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lecce in May since evenings lows in Taranto dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Bari.
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Bari — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bari: Zoosafari (in Fasano), Cattedrale di Conversano (in Conversano) and Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno, explore the historical opulence of Castel del Monte, and steep yourself in history at Cattedrale di Bari.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bari trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taranto to Bari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Taranto in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Bari. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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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.
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