23 days in Pitesti, Izmir & Bari Itinerary

23 days in Pitesti, Izmir & Bari Itinerary

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Fly to Henri Coandă International Airport, Drive to Pitesti
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Pitesti, Romania
— 6 nights
Drive
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Izmir, Turkey
— 1 night
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Drive to Patras, Ferry to Brindisi, Drive to Bari
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Bari, Italy
— 13 nights
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Pitesti, Romania — 6 nights

Pitești is a city in Romania, located on the Argeș River. Venture out of the city with trips to Cetatea Poienari (in Arefu), Turnu Monastery (in Calimanesti) and Curtea de Arges (Transfagarasan Highway, Vidraru Dam, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Pitesti Prison Memorial, have fun at Complex Sportiv Comesad, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cozia Monastery, and admire the local landmark of Musical fountains.

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Manchester, UK to Pitesti is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Manchester to Pitesti, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Izmir.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Izmir, Turkey — 1 night

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): wander the streets of Kemeralti Market.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Izmir trip tool.

Getting from Pitesti to Izmir by car takes about 14 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pitesti to Izmir. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Bari.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Bari, Italy — 13 nights

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bari: Spiaggia di Vignanotica (in Vieste), Taranto (Mostra Storico-Artigiana dell’Arsenale Militare Marittimo, Castello Aragonese, &more) and Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari, and take a peaceful walk through Foresta Umbra.

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You can fly from Izmir to Bari in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in August: high temperatures in Bari hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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