5 days in Puglia Itinerary

5 days in Puglia Itinerary

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5 days in Puglia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Otranto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Castellana Grotte
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
Otranto

Otranto ©
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 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Torre dell'Orso Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dei Turchi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Di Otranto, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, and then learn about winemaking at Cantine Menhir.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Otranto trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Otranto is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Castellana Grotte.

Things to do in Otranto

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Torre dell'Orso Beach, Cantine Menhir
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Baia dei Turchi ©
Baia dei Turchi
Torre dell'Orso Beach ©
Torre dell'Orso Beach

2
nights
Castellana Grotte

Castellana Grotte ©
Castellana Grotte is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Zoosafari, then do a tasting at I Pastini, and then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Castellana Grotte online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Otranto to Castellana Grotte takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Castellana Grotte can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Castellana Grotte

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Zoosafari, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, I Pastini, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site
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Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana
Zoosafari ©
Zoosafari

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