12 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

12 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

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12 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Pescara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Scanno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
L'Aquila
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Civitella del Tronto
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Pescara

Pescara ©
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. You'll get in some beach time at Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci and La Sirenella. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Acerbo delle Ceramiche di Castelli and Abbey of Saint Clemente. Explore Pescara's surroundings by going to Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento (in Caramanico Terme), Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo (in Vasto) and Museo dell'Olio (in Loreto Aprutino). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Torre del Cerrano, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio, kick back and relax at Pineta Dannunziana, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pescara road trip site.

Minneapolis, USA to Pescara is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Pescara, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in March: high temperatures in Pescara hover around 60°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Scanno.

Things to do in Pescara

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Vasto, Loreto Aprutino, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento, Lungomare di Montesilvano
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Area Marina Protetta Torre del Cerrano ©
Abbey of Saint Clemente ©
Abbey of Saint Clemente
Museo Archeologico Nazionale ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale

2
nights
Scanno

Scanno ©
Scanno is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.GeographyThere are alleys and narrow streets. On the 25th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Visita Daini, then contemplate the waterfront views at Il Lago di Scanno, then explore the activities along San Domenico Lake, and finally ride a horse along Il Ranch - Maneggio. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Antiquarium Dells Civilta Safina, then see the interesting displays at La Casa degli Appennini, then explore the stunning scenery at Gole di San Venanzio, and finally identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Scanno travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pescara to Scanno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. March in Scanno sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Scanno

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

San Domenico Lake, Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, La Casa degli Appennini, Antiquarium Dells Civilta Safina, Gole di San Venanzio
Highlights from your plan
Il Lago di Scanno ©
Il Lago di Scanno
Gole di San Venanzio ©
Gole di San Venanzio
San Domenico Lake ©
San Domenico Lake

3
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA and Museo Etnografico Genti della Laga. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa and Basilica di San Bernardino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near L'Aquila: Piazza Della Liberta (in Teramo), Oasi Di Fontecchio (in Fontecchio) and Santo Stefano di Sessanio (in Santo Stefano di Sessanio). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Campo Imperatore, don't miss a visit to Santa Maria ad Cryptas, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Stiffe, and steep yourself in history at Rocca Calascio.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the L'Aquila trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Scanno to L'Aquila takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. March in L'Aquila sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Civitella del Tronto.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Museo Etnografico Genti della Laga, Grotte di Stiffe, Oasi Di Fontecchio, Rocca Calascio
Highlights from your plan
Rocca Calascio ©
Rocca Calascio
Campo Imperatore ©
Campo Imperatore

2
nights
Civitella del Tronto

Civitella del Tronto ©
Civitella del Tronto is a town and comune in the province of Teramo, within the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Gole del Salinello, pause for some serene contemplation at Scala Santa Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museo NINA, and finally learn about all things military at Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Civitella del Tronto day trip planner.

Traveling by car from L'Aquila to Civitella del Tronto takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Civitella del Tronto

Museums Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Campli
Highlights from your plan
Scala Santa Sanctuary ©
Scala Santa Sanctuary
Museo NINA ©
Museo NINA