18 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

18 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Abruzzo trip planner

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Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Drive to Tagliacozzo
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Tagliacozzo
— 1 night
Drive
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L'Aquila
— 3 nights
Drive
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Castel di Sangro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vasto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tortoreto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pescara
— 2 nights
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Tagliacozzo

— 1 night
Tagliacozzo is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, central Italy.HistoryTagliacozzo lies in an area inhabited in early historic times by the Aequi and the Marsi, although the first mentions of the town dates from the 11th century AD. Later it was a possession on the Orsini, who established a mint here. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna di Pietraquaria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta, steep yourself in history at Municipio Tagliacozzo, then Head underground at Grotte di Pietrasecca, and finally appreciate the history behind Piazza Obelisco. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Riserva Naturale Monte Velino.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tagliacozzo trip maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Tagliacozzo is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In September, Tagliacozzo is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Tagliacozzo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

L'Aquila

— 3 nights
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Bernardino and Eremo della Madonna d'Appari. Step out of the city life by going to Gran Sasso and Lago di Pilato. Get out of town with these interesting L'Aquila side-trips: Lago Di Campotosto (in Campotosto), Gole di San Venanzio (in Raiano) and Oratorio di San Pellegrino (in Bominaco). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario San Giovanni Paolo II, don't miss a visit to Forte Spagnolo, contemplate the long history of Castelluccio, and explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheatre of Amiternum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our L'Aquila trip planner.

Drive from Tagliacozzo to L'Aquila in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Castel di Sangro.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Castel di Sangro

— 3 nights
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. Visiting Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario and Riserva Naturale Orientata e Riserva MaB Montedimezzo will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Storico di Scanno and Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castel di Sangro: International War Museum of the World Wars (in Rocchetta Nuova) and Rio Verde Waterfall (in Borrello). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo. There's still lots to do: trot along with Ranch Brionna and view the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Patiniana.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Castel di Sangro journey maker app.

Drive from L'Aquila to Castel di Sangro in 2 hours. In September in Castel di Sangro, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vasto.

Things to do in Castel di Sangro

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Vasto

— 3 nights
The Città del Vasto or Vasto is a town and comune on the Adriatic coast of the Province of Chieti in southern Abruzzo, Italy. Visit Centro Storico di Vasto and Sangro River War Cemetery for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Parapendio Biposto a Montefalcone nel Sannio and Bathing Establishment Lido Panfilo. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere (in Fossacesia), Moro River Canadian War Cemetery (in Ortona) and Basilica Cattedrale della Madonna del Ponte (in Lanciano). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale San Giuseppe, don't miss a visit to Trabocco Pesce Palombo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Svevo di Termoli, and wander the streets of Borgo Medievale di Termoli.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vasto online road trip planner.

You can drive from Castel di Sangro to Vasto in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Tortoreto.

Things to do in Vasto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Tortoreto

— 3 nights
Tortoreto is a coastal town and comune of the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of Italy.It has two distinct parts. Get a sense of the local culture at Cattedrale Basilica S. Maria Assunta di Atri and Duomo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Borgo Medievale di Castel Trosino and Tempietto di Sant'Emidio alle Grotte. Venture out of the city with trips to Cupra Alta (in Cupra Marittima), Gole dell’Infernaccio (in Montefortino) and Chiesa di San Zenone (in Fermo). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo Santa Maria Assunta e San Berardo, make a trip to Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and kick back and relax at Tortoreto Beach.

Make your Tortoreto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Vasto to Tortoreto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tortoreto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pescara.

Things to do in Tortoreto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Pescara

— 2 nights
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. On the 17th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, explore the different monuments and memorials at Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo, then learn the tricks of the trade with Abruzzo With Gusto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Basilica S. Maria Assunta di Atri.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pescara online visit planner.

You can drive from Tortoreto to Pescara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pescara

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Classes

Side Trips

Abruzzo travel guide

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Landmarks · Churches · Beaches
The western border of Abruzzo lies only 80 km (50 mi) from Rome, making this central region an accessible and easily explored holiday destination. One of the most sparsely populated regions on the Italian peninsula, Abruzzo has historically been a wild and rather empty part of the country. But it's a growing favorite with vacationers eager to experience an authentic taste of unspoiled Italy. The region, where the north of Italy meets the south, is bordered by the Apennines to the west and fringed by the Adriatic Sea on the east. Among numerous places to visit, you could journey across Abruzzo's valleys and tour its abandoned hill towns for days, encountering only a few other tourists along the way. The region's coastline is much more touristy, featuring many beach resorts and pristine natural areas.