31 days in Abruzzo & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

31 days in Abruzzo & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Popoli, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Barrea, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Vasto, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
L'Aquila, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Tortoreto, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
6
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

3
nights
Popoli, Italy

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Lido La Bussola (in Montesilvano), Sulmona (Fontana di Fonte d'Amore & Centro Storico di Sulmona) and Capestrano (Il Bosso & Castello Piccolomini di Capestrano). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Rocca Calascio, do a tasting at Cantine Maligni, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento, and stroll around Riserva Naturale Monte Velino.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Popoli vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Popoli is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Popoli. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barrea.

Things to do in Popoli

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sulmona, Capestrano, Abbazia di San Liberatore a Majella, Chiesa di Santa Maria di Cartignano, Riserva Naturale Monte Velino
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Il Bosso ©
Il Bosso
Rocca Calascio ©
Rocca Calascio
Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento ©
Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento

4
nights
Barrea, Italy

Barrea ©
Barrea is a comune in the province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy.It is located on the shore of the Lago di Barrea, a lake created after World War II due to the building of a dam on the river Sangro.HistoryThe village of Barrea descends from the pre-Roman population of the Samnites, who linked their destinies to the village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barrea: Scanno (Piazza Della Codacchiola, Centro Storico di Scanno, &more). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at La Camosciara. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lago di Barrea, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Tommaso Apostolo, appreciate the views at Val Fondillo, and engage your brain at Centro di Documentazione Paleontologico.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barrea online day trip planner.

Drive from Popoli to Barrea in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Barrea are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vasto.

Things to do in Barrea

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scanno, Centro di Documentazione Paleontologico, Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, La Camosciara, Val Fondillo
Highlights from your plan
Il Lago di Scanno ©
Il Lago di Scanno
Lago di Barrea ©
Lago di Barrea
Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo ©
Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo

4
nights
Vasto, Italy

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Vasto: Spiaggia dei Ripari di Giobbe (in Ortona), Pescara (Corner4fans Store, Lido Apollo, &more) and Lido Venus (in Francavilla Al Mare). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Loggia Amblingh, see where the action happens at Stadio Aragona, savor the flavors at Naturyo', and explore the historical opulence of Castello Ducale di Crecchio.

Plan my trip to Vasto with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Barrea to Vasto by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Vasto

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pescara, Spiaggia dei Ripari di Giobbe, Castello Ducale di Crecchio, Lido Venus
Highlights from your plan
Lido Apollo ©
Lido Apollo
Aqualand del Vasto ©
Aqualand del Vasto
Ponte del Mare ©
Ponte del Mare

4
nights
L'Aquila, Italy

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near L'Aquila: Chiesa di Santa Sinforosa (in Tossicia) and Parco Arcadia (in Bareggio). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Pietro a Coppito, ponder the design of Fontana delle 99 cannelle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Campo Imperatore.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the L'Aquila trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Vasto to L'Aquila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tortoreto.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abruzzo, Assergi, Grotte di Stiffe, Chiesa di Santa Sinforosa, Parco Arcadia
Highlights from your plan
Gran Sasso ©
Gran Sasso
Fontana delle 99 cannelle ©
Fontana delle 99 cannelle

4
nights
Tortoreto, Italy

Tortoreto ©
Tortoreto is a coastal town and comune of the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of Italy.It has two distinct parts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tortoreto: Twenty Beach (in Silvi Marina), Teramo (Stadio Gaetano Bonolis & Malto DA Legare) and Abbazia di Santa maria in Montesanto (in Civitella del Tronto). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tortoreto Beach, make a splash at Acquapark Onda Blu, learn about winemaking at L'Azienda Agricola Faraone, and head outdoors with Est.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tortoreto route planning app.

Drive from L'Aquila to Tortoreto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from L'Aquila in July, you will find days in Tortoreto are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Tortoreto

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Giulianova, Teramo, Est, Twenty Beach, Lido Celommi
Highlights from your plan
Tortoreto Beach ©
Tortoreto Beach
Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore ©
Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore
Lido Celommi ©
Lido Celommi

8
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Change things up with these side-trips from Abu Dhabi: Al Ain (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Al Jahili Fort, &more). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Emirates Palace, make a trip to The Corniche, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and cool off at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Abu Dhabi driving holiday tool.

Explore your travel options from Tortoreto to Abu Dhabi with the Route module. Traveling from Tortoreto to Abu Dhabi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tortoreto in August, things will get much warmer in Abu Dhabi: highs are around 50°C and lows about 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Al Ain
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Emirates Palace ©
Emirates Palace
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

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