15 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

15 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

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15 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Bus:  21 h 30 min
1
Pescara
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Vasto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Castel di Sangro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Tortoreto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
L'Aquila
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Popoli
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Pescara

Pescara ©
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town and then pick up some new kitchen skills with Abruzzo With Gusto. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario del Volto Santo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of Saint Clemente, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Basilica S. Maria Assunta di Atri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Aurum - La Fabbrica delle Idee.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pescara road trip planning app .

Atlanta, USA to Pescara is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Pescara, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Pescara sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vasto.

Things to do in Pescara

Historic Sites Classes Tours

Side Trips

Quartiere Lancianovecchia, Abbey of Saint Clemente, Santuario del Volto Santo, Cattedrale Basilica S. Maria Assunta di Atri
Highlights from your plan
Abruzzo With Gusto ©
Abruzzo With Gusto
Abbey of Saint Clemente ©
Abbey of Saint Clemente
Santuario del Volto Santo ©
Santuario del Volto Santo

2
nights
Vasto

Vasto ©
The Città del Vasto or Vasto is a town and comune on the Adriatic coast of the Province of Chieti in southern Abruzzo, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale San Giuseppe, take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo d'Avalos, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Vasto, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Svevo di Termoli, and finally stroll the grounds of Sangro River War Cemetery. On your second day here, make a trip to Trabocco Pesce Palombo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Basilica Cattedrale della Madonna del Ponte, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vasto holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pescara to Vasto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Castel di Sangro.

Things to do in Vasto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lanciano, Castello Svevo di Termoli, Trabocco Pesce Palombo, Sangro River War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici ©
Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici
Sangro River War Cemetery ©
Sangro River War Cemetery
Castello Svevo di Termoli ©
Castello Svevo di Termoli

2
nights
Castel di Sangro

Castel di Sangro ©
Castel di Sangro is a city and comune of 6,461 people (as of 2013) in the Province of L'Aquila, in Abruzzo, Central Italy. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Riserva di Montedimezzo, then delve into the distant past at Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro Apostolo. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Museo Internazionale delle Guerre Mondiali, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Vincenzo al Volturno, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Paleolitico, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Monumentale.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Castel di Sangro trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vasto to Castel di Sangro takes 1.5 hours. November in Castel di Sangro sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Tortoreto.

Things to do in Castel di Sangro

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Isernia, Rocchetta Al Volturno, Riserva di Montedimezzo, Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario, Castello Monumentale
Highlights from your plan
Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario ©
Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario
Abbazia di San Vincenzo al Volturno ©

2
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. On the 7th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Forte Malatesta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tempietto di Sant'Emidio alle Grotte, then don't miss a visit to Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo Santa Maria Assunta e San Berardo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Borgo Medievale di Castel Trosino, make a trip to Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Francesco, then do a tasting at Tenuta Cocci Grifoni, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grottammare Borgo Antico.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Tortoreto online holiday planner .

Getting from Castel di Sangro to Tortoreto by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Tortoreto

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Ascoli Piceno, Duomo Santa Maria Assunta e San Berardo, Duomo, Tenuta Cocci Grifoni, Grottammare Borgo Antico
Highlights from your plan
Duomo ©
Duomo
Saint Francesco ©
Saint Francesco
Tempietto di Sant'Emidio alle Grotte ©

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo della Madonna d'Appari, then contemplate the long history of Anfiteatro di Alba Fucens, then steep yourself in history at Municipio Tagliacozzo, and finally make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta. On your second day here, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Del Suffragio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Bernardino, then explore the historical opulence of Parco del Castello, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario San Giovanni Paolo II, and finally explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro Romano di Amiternum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our L'Aquila trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Tortoreto to L'Aquila in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in November, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Popoli.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eremo della Madonna d'Appari, Municipio Tagliacozzo, Chiesa di Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta
Highlights from your plan
Eremo della Madonna d'Appari ©
Eremo della Madonna d'Appari
Basilica di San Bernardino ©
Basilica di San Bernardino

3
nights
Popoli

Popoli ©
Popoli is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy.HistoryThough the site has not revealed significant Roman presence it appears in a ninth-century document as borgo di Pagus Fabianus. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Abbey of Saint Clemente and Il Castello di Rocca Calascio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santuario del Volto Santo and Eremo di Sant'Onofrio al Morrone. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Popoli: Castello Piccolomini (in Capestrano), Abbazia di San Liberatore a Majella (in Serramonacesca) and Complesso dell'Annunziata (in Sulmona). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Scanno, contemplate the long history of Rocca Calascio, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Medievale di Rocca Calascio.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Popoli travel planner .

You can drive from L'Aquila to Popoli in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Popoli are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Popoli

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Calascio, Sulmona, Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, Bominaco, Abbey of Saint Clemente
Highlights from your plan
Abbey of Saint Clemente ©
Abbey of Saint Clemente
Santuario del Volto Santo ©
Santuario del Volto Santo
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta