11 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

11 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  19 h 30 min
1
Ortona
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sulmona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Pescasseroli
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
L'Aquila
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Tortoreto
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Toronto

1
night
Ortona

Ortona ©
Ortona is a coastal town and municipality of the Province of Chieti in the Italian region of Abruzzo, with some 23,000 inhabitants.Ortona was the site of fierce fighting between the 1st Fallschirmjäger Division and the 1st Canadian Infantry Division during the Italian campaign in World War II. On the 20th (Wed), wander the streets of Borgo Medievale di Crecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Gole di Fara San Martino, then stroll the grounds of Sangro River War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Moro River Canadian War Cemetery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ortona trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Ortona is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Toronto to Ortona, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Ortona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Sulmona.

Things to do in Ortona

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Sangro River War Cemetery, Borgo Medievale di Crecchio, Gole di Fara San Martino
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Moro River Canadian War Cemetery ©
Moro River Canadian War Cemetery
Sangro River War Cemetery ©
Sangro River War Cemetery

2
nights
Sulmona

Sulmona ©
Sulmona is a city and comune of the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eremo di Sant'Onofrio al Morrone, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosco Sant'Antonio, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Cantelmo-Caldora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of Saint Clemente, explore the activities along San Domenico Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sulmona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ortona to Sulmona in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Pescasseroli.

Things to do in Sulmona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Abbey of Saint Clemente, Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, Castello Cantelmo-Caldora, Bosco Sant'Antonio, San Domenico Lake
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Eremo di Sant'Onofrio al Morrone ©
Eremo di Sant'Onofrio al Morrone
Abbey of Saint Clemente ©
Abbey of Saint Clemente
Bosco Sant'Antonio ©
Bosco Sant'Antonio

1
night
Pescasseroli

Pescasseroli ©
Pescasseroli is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in Southern Abruzzo, central Italy.A summer and winter resort, it is today the headquarters of the Abruzzo National Park. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a stroll through Centro storico di Opi and then explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pescasseroli trip planner.

You can drive from Sulmona to Pescasseroli in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Pescasseroli

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Centro storico di Opi, Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo
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Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo ©
Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo

2
nights
L'Aquila

L'Aquila ©
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. On the 25th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Pietrasecca, steep yourself in history at Municipio Tagliacozzo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gran Sasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario San Giovanni Paolo II, and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the L'Aquila holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Pescasseroli to L'Aquila takes 2 hours. In May in L'Aquila, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tortoreto.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta, Municipio Tagliacozzo, Grotte di Pietrasecca, Gran Sasso
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National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA ©
National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA
Grotte di Pietrasecca ©
Grotte di Pietrasecca
Gran Sasso ©
Gran Sasso

3
nights
Tortoreto

Tortoreto ©
Tortoreto is a coastal town and comune of the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of Italy.It has two distinct parts. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Borgo di Montepagano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Basilica S. Maria Assunta di Atri, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico. On the next day, stop by Tortoreto Alto, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tortoreto Beach, and then visit Borgo Medievale di Civitella del Tronto.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tortoreto trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from L'Aquila to Tortoreto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from L'Aquila in May, plan for little chillier days in Tortoreto, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tortoreto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Atri, Borgo di Montepagano, Borgo Medievale di Civitella del Tronto
Highlights from your plan
Borgo di  Montepagano ©
Borgo di Montepagano
Tortoreto Beach ©
Tortoreto Beach
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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