15 days in Puglia Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Martina Franca
— 4 nights
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
— 5 nights


Bari — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bari side-trips: Museo Civico Archeologico di Palazzo Iliceto (in Canosa di Puglia), Parco Archeologico di Siponto (in Siponto) and Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano (in Monte Sant'Angelo). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Nicola, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta, contemplate the long history of Cattedrale di Bari, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bari online trip itinerary maker.

Dublin, Ireland to Bari is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Bari. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in May, with highs in Bari at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Martina Franca.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Martina Franca — 4 nights

Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Martina Franca side-trips: Masseria Brancati (in Ostuni), Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte) and Centro Storico di Monopoli (in Monopoli). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, do a tasting at I Pastini, take in the views from Ponte Girevole, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Archeologico.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Martina Franca online trip maker.

Getting from Bari to Martina Franca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bari in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Martina Franca. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Agricole Negro Valiani, then don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, then head outdoors with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, then see the sky in a new way at Sidereus, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Channel Ciolo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Martina Franca to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Martina Franca in May, you will find days in Santa Maria di Leuca are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Lecce.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips

Lecce — 5 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Get out of town with these interesting Lecce side-trips: Bahia Porto Cesareo (in Porto Cesareo), Otranto (Cattedrale Di Otranto, Centro Storico Otranto, &more) and Centro Storico di Gallipoli (in Gallipoli). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro Romano, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Lecce.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lecce day trip app.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lecce, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

Puglia travel guide

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.