51 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

51 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

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51 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Pineto
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
L'Aquila
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Scanno
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Vasto
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Caramanico Terme
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Athens

10
nights
Pineto

Pineto ©
Pineto is a town and comune in the province of Teramo, Abruzzo, central Italy. Appreciate the collections at Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto and Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore and Pescara Vecchia. Venture out of the city with trips to Tortoreto (Tortoreto Lido, Acquapark Onda Blu, & more), Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga (in Assergi) and Duomo Santa Maria Assunta e San Berardo (in Teramo). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Torre del Cerrano, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Celommi, take in the views from Ponte del Mare, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Marlin.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pineto trip builder .

Athens, Greece to Pineto is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Pineto due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: high temperatures in Pineto hover around 35°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Pineto

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pescara, Giulianova, Tortoreto, Roseto Degli Abruzzi, Santuario del Volto Santo
Highlights from your plan
Gran Sasso ©
Gran Sasso

10
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. Popular historic sites such as Santo Stefano di Sessanio and Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Borgo Abbandonato and Chiesa di San Pancrazio. Get out of town with these interesting L'Aquila side-trips: Da Pietracamela alla Val Maone (in Pietracamela), Assergi (Campo Imperatore & Dall'albergo di Campo Imperatore al Monte Aquila) and Porta Medicea (in Santo Stefano di Sessanio). On the 8th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Campo Felice. Fill the 4th (Sun) with the natural beauty at Altopiano delle Rocche. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Grotte di Stiffe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eremo della Madonna d'Appari, don't miss a visit to Municipio Tagliacozzo, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Piccolomini.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our L'Aquila travel planner.

Getting from Pineto to L'Aquila by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Scanno.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Assergi, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Bominaco, Calascio, Tagliacozzo
Highlights from your plan
Rocca Calascio ©
Rocca Calascio
Santo Stefano di Sessanio ©
Santo Stefano di Sessanio

10
nights
Scanno

Scanno ©
Scanno is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.GeographyThere are alleys and narrow streets. Museum-lovers will get to explore La Casa degli Appennini and Centro Visita di Pescasseroli. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Civitella Alfedena and Centro Storico di Scanno. Venture out of the city with trips to Anversa degli Abruzzi (Chiesa di San Marcello & Borgo di Castrovalva), Castello Normanno (in Calascio) and La Camosciara (in Civitella Alfedena). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Visita Daini, take a stroll through Centro storico di Civitella Roveto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Cesidio e Rufino, and contemplate the long history of Centro storico e museo all'aperto Piante, Pastori, Streghe e Briganti.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Scanno trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from L'Aquila to Scanno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. August in Scanno sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vasto.

Things to do in Scanno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anversa degli Abruzzi, Civitella Alfedena, Pettorano sul Gizio, Pescocostanzo, Centro Visita di Pescasseroli
Highlights from your plan
Il Lago di Scanno ©
Il Lago di Scanno
Centro storico di Civitella Roveto ©
Centro storico di Civitella Roveto
Borgo Medievale di Pettorano sul Gizio ©

11
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. Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici and Polo Museale di Santo Spirito will appeal to museum buffs. Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere and Castello Aragonese are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vasto: Castello Marchesale (in Palmoli), Lanciano (Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico, La Basilica Cattedrale della Madonna del Ponte, & more) and Crecchio (Castello Ducale di Crecchio & Borgo Medievale di Crecchio). There's lots more to do: stroll through Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Regionale Marina di Vasto, take some stellar pictures from Loggia Amblingh, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Vasto Marina.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vasto trip site .

Traveling by car from Scanno to Vasto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Caramanico Terme.

Things to do in Vasto

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ortona, Lanciano, Rocca San Giovanni, Crecchio, Torino di Sangro
Highlights from your plan
Zoo d'Abruzzo ©
Zoo d'Abruzzo
Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere ©
Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere
Moro River Canadian War Cemetery ©
Moro River Canadian War Cemetery

9
nights
Caramanico Terme

Caramanico Terme ©
Caramanico Terme is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy, situated near the confluence of the Orfento and Orta rivers, on a hilltop between the Monte Morrone and the Majella mountains.HistoryThe town takes its name from either cara, meaning rock, or from arimannia, a Lombard establishment in the late Middle Ages. Visiting Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento and Il Bosso will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Abbey of Saint Clemente and Museo dell’Olio di Cantinarte. Change things up with these side-trips from Caramanico Terme: Guardiagrele (Parco Avventura Majella, Cascata di San Giovanni, & more), The Shrine Church of St. Camillus de Lellis (in Bucchianico) and Gole di Fara San Martino (in Fara San Martino). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Castello Medievale di Roccascalegna, explore the historical opulence of Castello De Sanctis, learn about winemaking at Cantine Bosco Nestore, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Calascio.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Caramanico Terme holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Vasto to Caramanico Terme takes 1.5 hours. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Caramanico Terme

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sulmona, Guardiagrele, Roccamorice, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Pacentro
Highlights from your plan
Il Bosso ©
Il Bosso
Abbey of Saint Clemente ©
Abbey of Saint Clemente

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