19 days in Rome & Abruzzo Itinerary

19 days in Rome & Abruzzo Itinerary

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19 days in Rome & Abruzzo Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
L'Aquila
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tortoreto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Pescara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Vasto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Sulmona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Colosseum and then take an unorthodox tour of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning site .

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from London to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Catacombe di San Callisto ©
Catacombe di San Callisto
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riserva Naturale Lago di Campotosto as well as Gran Sasso. Get outdoors at Cascata delle Marmore and Lago di Piediluco. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocca Calascio (in Calascio) and Cascia (Monastero di Santa Rita da Cascia & Basilica di Santa Rita). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Campo Imperatore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, don't miss a visit to Scalinata San Bernardino, and Head underground at Grotte di Stiffe.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read L'Aquila trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by bus from Rome to L'Aquila takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in L'Aquila sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tortoreto.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Terni, Campo Imperatore, Basilica di Santa Rita, Grotte di Stiffe, Rocca Calascio
Highlights from your plan
Gran Sasso ©
Gran Sasso
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
Campo Imperatore ©
Campo Imperatore

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. Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga has been added to your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tortoreto Beach and Baia di Portonovo. Visiting Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia and Accadueo Piscina will get you outdoors. When in Tortoreto, make a side trip to see Gole dell’Infernaccio in Montefortino, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Lungomare San Benedetto del Tronto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tortoreto day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from L'Aquila to Tortoreto takes 1.5 hours. In September in Tortoreto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Pescara.

Things to do in Tortoreto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga, Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, Gole dell’Infernaccio, Baia di Portonovo, Lungomare San Benedetto del Tronto
Highlights from your plan
Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia ©
Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
Gole dell’Infernaccio ©
Gole dell’Infernaccio

2
nights
Pescara

Pescara ©
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. You've now added Gole di San Venanzio to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Pineta Dannunziana and Lungomare di Montesilvano. Get in touch with nature at Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento and Area Marina Protetta Torre del Cerrano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pescara: Castello Aragonese (in Ortona) and Parco Avventura Majella (in Guardiagrele). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with DiscoveryAbruzzo Store, examine the collection at Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio, make a trip to La Fontana Nave di Cascella, and snap pictures at Ponte del Mare.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pescara road trip site .

Traveling by car from Tortoreto to Pescara takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Pescara can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vasto.

Things to do in Pescara

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Montesilvano, Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento, Gole di San Venanzio, Castello Aragonese, Area Marina Protetta Torre del Cerrano
Highlights from your plan
Gole di San Venanzio ©
Gole di San Venanzio
Ponte del Mare ©
Ponte del Mare

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici, stroll through Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Vasto, and finally get great views at Loggia Amblingh.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vasto tour itinerary app .

You can take a train from Pescara to Vasto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sulmona.

Things to do in Vasto

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici ©
Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici

4
nights
Sulmona

Sulmona ©
Sulmona is a city and comune of the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. You've now added Centro Visita del Lupo to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Il Bosso and Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario. Venture out of the city with trips to Scanno (Centro Visita Daini & Il Lago di Scanno) and Civitella Alfedena (La Camosciara & Chiesa di Santa Lucia). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Caves of Pastena, make a trip to Centro Storico di Sulmona, pause for some serene contemplation at Eremo di Sant'Onofrio al Morrone, and contemplate the long history of Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Tomba.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sulmona trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Vasto to Sulmona in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sulmona

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Civitella Alfedena, Scanno, Centro Visita del Lupo, Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, Caves of Pastena
Highlights from your plan
Il Bosso ©
Il Bosso
Centro Visita del Lupo ©
Centro Visita del Lupo
Il Lago di Scanno ©
Il Lago di Scanno

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Parco Natura e Fattoria Didattica Voloalto, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monumento Naturale di Galeria Antica, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome tour planner.

You can drive from Sulmona to Rome in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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