41 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

41 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

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Avezzano
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Castel di Sangro
— 2 nights
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Vasto
— 6 nights
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Chieti
— 6 nights
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Sulmona
— 5 nights
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Teramo
— 6 nights
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L'Aquila
— 7 nights
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Pineto
— 3 nights
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Atri
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Avezzano

— 3 nights
Avezzano is a city and comune with a population of about 42,500 inhabitants, situated in the Abruzzo region, province of L'Aquila. Visiting Gole di Aielli Celano and Piani di Pezza will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santuario della Madonna di Pietraquaria and Basilica San Domenico Abate. Get out of town with these interesting Avezzano side-trips: La Mieleria nel Bosco (in Subiaco), Riserva Naturale Monte Velino (in Magliano de' Marsi) and Civico Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Anticoli Corrado (in Anticoli Corrado). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropoli di Alatri and visit Centro storico di Civitella Roveto.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Avezzano trip itinerary planner.

Rome to Avezzano is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Castel di Sangro.

Things to do in Avezzano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Castel di Sangro

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata e Riserva MaB Montedimezzo, then see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Della Memoria E Della Storia, and then take a stroll through Borgo Medievale di Fornelli. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at La Ramera - Museo Storico del Rame, then explore by horseback at Centro Ippico Le Foche, and then do a tasting at Cantina Cominium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Castel di Sangro online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Avezzano to Castel di Sangro takes 1.5 hours. April in Castel di Sangro sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Vasto.

Things to do in Castel di Sangro

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vasto

— 6 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. You'll explore and learn at Museo di archeologia urbana - G. Fiorelli and Museo Civico e Pinacoteca. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza Rossetti and Spiaggia di Vasto Marina. Get out of town with these interesting Vasto side-trips: Masseria Li Gatti (in Torremaggiore), Lido del Sole (in Chieuti) and Oasi LIPU - Riserva Naturale Bosco Casale (in Casacalenda). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Baiocco Beach, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Regionale Marina di Vasto, take in the waterfront at Il Pontile, and stop by Kasbah street.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vasto trip app.

Traveling by car from Castel di Sangro to Vasto takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chieti.

Things to do in Vasto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chieti

— 6 nights
Chieti is a city and comune in Southern Italy, 200km east by northeast of Rome. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paparella Treccia Devlet Museum and Cantine Maligni. We've included these beaches for you: Kailua Beach and Lido Sabbia d'Oro Bau Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Chieti side-trips: Lanciano (Polo Museale di Santo Spirito - Civico Museo Archeologico & Basilica Cattedrale della Madonna del Ponte), Crecchio (Castello Ducale di Crecchio & Borgo Medievale di Crecchio) and Majagreen Parco Avventura (in Caramanico Terme). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo dell’Olio di Cantinarte, get a taste of the local shopping with Liberarte, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco Caracciolo, and view the masterpieces at Museo Palazzo de' Mayo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chieti journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Vasto to Chieti takes an hour. April in Chieti sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sulmona.

Things to do in Chieti

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Sulmona

— 5 nights
Sulmona is a city and comune of the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gole di San Venanzio and Sentiero del Cuore. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza Garibaldi and Borgo Medievale di Roccacaramanico e i suoi Ruderi. Explore Sulmona's surroundings by going to Sulpizio Tartufi di Sulpizio Liberato e C. sas (in Campoli Appennino), Palena (Museo dell’Orso Marsicano & Area Faunistica dell'Orso Bruno) and Antica Casa Vitivinicola Italo Pietrantonj (in Vittorito). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sulmona, make a trip to Piazza XX Settembre, explore the historical opulence of Castello Cantelmo, and walk around Area Faunistica del Camoscio appenninico.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sulmona online route planner.

Getting from Chieti to Sulmona by car takes about an hour. In May in Sulmona, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Teramo.

Things to do in Sulmona

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Teramo

— 6 nights
Teramo is a city and comune in the Italian region of Abruzzo, the capital of the province of Teramo.The city, 150km from Rome, is situated between the highest mountains of the Apennines (Gran Sasso d'Italia) and the Adriatic coast. Get outdoors at Monte Vettore and Da Pietracamela alla Val Maone. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Borgo Medievale Castelluccio di Norcia and Scala Santa Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Teramo: Vigneti Vallorani (in Colli Del Tronto), Offida (Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta & Ciù Ciù Azienda Vitivinicola) and Azienda Agricola Dino Illuminati (in Controguerra). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Della Liberta, examine the collection at Museo Etnografico Genti della Laga, admire the masterpieces at Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, and admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di Sant'Anna dei Pompetti.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Teramo road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sulmona to Teramo takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Teramo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

L'Aquila

— 7 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. Basilica di San Bernardino and Romanelli Agricola are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Parco Regionale Sirente Velino. Explore L'Aquila's surroundings by going to Grotte di Pietrasecca (in Pietrasecca), Oasi Di Fontecchio (in Fontecchio) and Montefalco (Azienda Agraria Scacciadiavoli & Cantina le Cimate). The adventure continues: trek along Umbria Outdoor, get to know the fascinating history of Giro dei Condotti, see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesiano, and make a trip to Labro.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the L'Aquila online vacation planner.

Getting from Teramo to L'Aquila by car takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pineto.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pineto

— 3 nights
Pineto is a town and comune in the province of Teramo, Abruzzo, central Italy. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Villa Filiani, then kick back and relax at Lido Celommi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Flaviano, and finally admire the masterpieces at Civic Picture Gallery. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Lido Aurora, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo di Silvi Alta, and then browse the different shops at Universo Commerciale.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pineto planner.

Drive from L'Aquila to Pineto in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from L'Aquila in May: highs in Pineto hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Atri.

Things to do in Pineto

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Atri

— 2 nights
Atri is a comune in the Province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of Italy. On the 27th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Frantoio Montecchia, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico Romualdi, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Clemente Al Vomano. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Cascata del Vitello d'Oro, see the interesting displays at Museo Acerbo delle Ceramiche di Castelli, and then examine the collection at Musei Civici di Loreto Aprutino.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Atri trip planner.

Atri is just a short distance from Pineto. In May, daytime highs in Atri are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atri

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.