13 days in Italy & Budapest Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Budapest Itinerary

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Bari, Italy
Drive
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Alberobello, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lecce, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bari, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bari, Italy
— 2 nights

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Bari, Italy

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 25th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Piazzetta Santa Maria del Buon Consiglio, then make a trip to Fiera del levante, and then don't miss a visit to Porto Vecchio.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bari online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Bulgaria, the closest major aiports are Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport and Brindisi Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alberobello.
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Alberobello, Italy — 2 nights

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stop by Oleificio Salamida.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alberobello vacation planner.

You can drive from Bari to Alberobello in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Alberobello can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lecce.
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Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Shopping
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Lecce, Italy — 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): Head underground at Grotta della Poesia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dei Turchi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Di Otranto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Lecce travel route planner.

You can drive from Alberobello to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Matera.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Matera, Italy — 2 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Casa Noha, then make a trip to Sassi di Matera, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiese rupestri Madonna delle Virtu e San Nicola dei Greci. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, contemplate the long history of Antica Matera Casa Grotta, then explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, and finally explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Matera travel route tool.

Drive from Lecce to Matera in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bari.
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Bari, Italy — 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Sepolcro, then don't miss a visit to Colosso di Barletta, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Svevo di Barletta, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Giuseppe De Nittis. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Miragica - Terra di Giganti and then steep yourself in history at Ex Stazione Di Vedetta Della Marina.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bari route planner.

You can drive from Matera to Bari in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Budapest.
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Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, then contemplate the long history of Széchenyi Thermal Bath, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest itinerary maker.

You can fly from Bari to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bari in October, expect Budapest to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Bari.
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Bari, Italy — 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

On the 6th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat, then don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani, see the interesting displays at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola di Myra.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bari day trip app.

Getting from Budapest to Bari by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in October, with highs in Bari at 26°C and lows at 15°C.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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