8 days in Puglia Itinerary

8 days in Puglia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puglia holiday planner
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Make it your trip
Fly to Brindisi Airport, Drive to Gallipoli
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Gallipoli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monte Sant'Angelo
— 1 night
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
Fly

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Gallipoli — 3 nights

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
For shopping fun, head to Azienda Olearia Schirinzi or Nardo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Channel Ciolo. Explore Gallipoli's surroundings by going to Grotta del Soffio (in Santa Maria di Leuca) and Lecce (Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). It doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Sidereus and make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gallipoli day trip tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Gallipoli is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Gallipoli, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Gallipoli reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monte Sant'Angelo.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Side Trips

Monte Sant'Angelo — 1 night

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. On the 26th (Wed), make a trip to Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano, take a peaceful walk through Foresta Umbra, then browse for treasures at Tomba di Rotari, and finally make a trip to Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte Sant'Angelo journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Monte Sant'Angelo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Monte Sant'Angelo can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Polignano a Mare.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping · Parks

Polignano a Mare — 3 nights

Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Explore hidden gems such as Lama Monachile and L'Acropoli di Puglia. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Valle d'Itria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Polignano a Mare: Grotta del Trullo (in Putignano) and Martina Franca (Basilica di San Martino & I Pastini). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Piazza Dell'orologio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and snap pictures at Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Polignano a Mare trip planner.

Getting from Monte Sant'Angelo to Polignano a Mare by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Polignano a Mare sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Side Trips

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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