45 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

45 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Montesilvano
— 6 nights
2
Tortoreto
— 8 nights
3
L'Aquila
— 8 nights
4
Sulmona
— 7 nights
5
Civitella Alfedena
— 7 nights
6
Vasto
— 7 nights

6
nights
Montesilvano

Montesilvano ©
Montesilvano is a town and comune of the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Family-friendly places like Ponte del Mare and Lido La Bussola will thrill your kids. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario del Volto Santo and Castello Ducale di Crecchio. Change things up with these side-trips from Montesilvano: Castello Aragonese (in Ortona), Francavilla Al Mare (Lido Venus & Lido Bianco) and Abbazia di San Liberatore a Majella (in Serramonacesca). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lungomare di Montesilvano, stroll through Lido Apollo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Santa Maria del Lago, and identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Torre del Cerrano.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montesilvano driving holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Montesilvano is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Montesilvano due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Montesilvano can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tortoreto.

Things to do in Montesilvano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pescara, Silvi Marina, Francavilla Al Mare, Santuario del Volto Santo, Castello Aragonese
Highlights from your plan
Pineta Dannunziana ©
Pineta Dannunziana
Santuario del Volto Santo ©
Santuario del Volto Santo
Abbazia di Santa Maria del Lago ©
Abbazia di Santa Maria del Lago

8
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. Attractions like Chiesa della Misericordia and Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore make great kid-friendly stops. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Etnografico Genti della Laga and Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto. Venture out of the city with trips to Canzano (SS. Salvatore a Canzano & Chiesa della Congrega del Santissimo Sacramento), Abbazia di Santa maria in Montesanto (in Civitella del Tronto) and Saint Martin's Church (in Nereto). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tortoreto Beach, don't miss a visit to Tortoreto Lido, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Sant'Eufemia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Celommi.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tortoreto trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Montesilvano to Tortoreto in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Tortoreto are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Tortoreto

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Roseto Degli Abruzzi, Giulianova, Alba Adriatica, Canzano, Civitella del Tronto
Highlights from your plan
Tortoreto Beach ©
Tortoreto Beach
Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto ©
Museo Etnografico Genti della Laga ©
Museo Etnografico Genti della Laga

8
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. Bring the kids along to Gran Sasso and Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa and Rocca Calascio. Get out of town with these interesting L'Aquila side-trips: Castello Camponeschi (in Prata d'Ansidonia), Santo Stefano di Sessanio (in Santo Stefano di Sessanio) and Magliano de' Marsi (Riserva Naturale Monte Velino & Chiesa di Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Bernardino, identify plant and animal life at Campo Imperatore, Head underground at Grotte di Stiffe, and admire the verdant scenery at Piani di Pezza.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the L'Aquila vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Tortoreto to L'Aquila takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in L'Aquila, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sulmona.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Assergi, Magliano de' Marsi, Abruzzo, Castello Camponeschi, Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Highlights from your plan
Campo Imperatore ©
Campo Imperatore
Rocca Calascio ©
Rocca Calascio

7
nights
Sulmona

Sulmona ©
Sulmona is a city and comune of the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. Let the collections at Abbey of Saint Clemente and Iuvanum Museo e Parco Archeologico capture your imagination. Eremo di Sant'Onofrio al Morrone and Borgo Medievale di Pettorano sul Gizio will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sulmona side-trips: Grotte del Cavallone (in Lama dei Peligni), Gole di San Venanzio (in Raiano) and Capestrano (Il Bosso & Castello Piccolomini di Capestrano). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Sulmona, explore the activities along San Domenico Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Comune di Pacentro, and identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Regionale "Sorgenti del Pescara".

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sulmona day trip planning website.

You can drive from L'Aquila to Sulmona in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Civitella Alfedena.

Things to do in Sulmona

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Capestrano, Borgo Medievale di Cocullo, Centro Storico di Introdacqua, Castello Ducale di Bugnara, Grotte del Cavallone
Highlights from your plan
Il Bosso ©
Il Bosso
Abbey of Saint Clemente ©
Abbey of Saint Clemente
Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento ©

7
nights
Civitella Alfedena

Civitella Alfedena ©
Civitella Alfedena is a small town and comune in the province of L'Aquila (Abruzzo, central Italy). Attractions like Civitella Alfedena and Il Lago di Scanno make great kid-friendly stops. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Maria del Colle and Chiesa di Santa Maria Nuova. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Civitella Alfedena: Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo (in Morino), Scanno (Piazza Della Codacchiola & Centro Visita Daini) and Bioparco Faunistico Zoo D'Abruzzo (in Castel di Sangro). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at La Camosciara. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Val Fondillo, ponder the design of Fontana di Barrea, get in on the family fun at Coppo dell'Orso, and explore the activities along Lago di Barrea.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Civitella Alfedena sightseeing tool.

Getting from Sulmona to Civitella Alfedena by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Civitella Alfedena sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vasto.

Things to do in Civitella Alfedena

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scanno, Barrea, Roccaraso, Val Fondillo, Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo
Highlights from your plan
Il Lago di Scanno ©
Il Lago di Scanno
Civitella Alfedena ©
Civitella Alfedena
Lago di Barrea ©
Lago di Barrea

7
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. Attractions like Loggia Amblingh and Piazza Rossetti make great kid-friendly stops. Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere and Chiesa della Nativita di Santa Maria Santissima will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Vasto side-trips: Centro Storico di Tornareccio (in Tornareccio), Castello Medievale di Roccascalegna (in Roccascalegna) and Zoo d'Abruzzo (in Rocca San Giovanni). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere San Michele, head outdoors with Lido Acapulco, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Septe.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vasto vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Civitella Alfedena to Vasto in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vasto

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fossacesia Marina, Chiesa della Nativita di Santa Maria Santissima, Castello Marchesale, Centro Storico di Tornareccio, Rio Verde Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Lido Acapulco ©
Lido Acapulco
Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere ©
Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere
Piazza Rossetti ©
Piazza Rossetti