29 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

29 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

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Fly to Abruzzo Airport, Drive to Manoppello
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Manoppello
— 4 nights
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Chieti
— 3 nights
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Ortona
— 2 nights
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Vasto
— 3 nights
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Civitella del Tronto
— 2 nights
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L'Aquila
— 4 nights
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Santo Stefano di Sessanio
— 2 nights
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Sulmona
— 2 nights
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Pescasseroli
— 2 nights
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Celano
— 2 nights
Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Manoppello — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Fara San Martino (Borgo Medievale di Terravecchia, Gole di Fara San Martino, &more), Parco Avventura Majella (in Guardiagrele) and Taranta Peligna (Parco Fluviale delle Acquevive & Portale della Chiesa di San Biagio). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Abbazia di Santa Maria Arabona, contemplate the waterfront views at Riserva Naturale Regionale "Sorgenti del Pescara", look for gifts at Genzianeria Officinale Belvedere, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manoppello online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Manoppello is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Chieti.
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Chieti — 3 nights

Chieti is a city and comune in Southern Italy, 200km east by northeast of Rome. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chieti: Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore (in Giulianova) and Pista Ciclabile (in Pineto). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Villa Comunale, examine the collection at Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio, explore the world behind art at Aurum - La Fabbrica delle Idee, and snap pictures at Ponte del Mare.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chieti online driving holiday planner.

Chieti is just a stone's throw from Manoppello. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ortona.
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Ortona — 2 nights

Ortona is a coastal town and municipality of the Province of Chieti in the Italian region of Abruzzo, with some 23,000 inhabitants.Ortona was the site of fierce fighting between the 1st Fallschirmjäger Division and the 1st Canadian Infantry Division during the Italian campaign in World War II. The ferocity of the Battle of Ortona led it to be known as the "Little Stalingrad". On the 10th (Wed), make a trip to Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere, and then get a sense of history and politics at Castello Medievale di Roccascalegna. On the next day, look for gifts at Bontempo Ceramiche1862, then take in the pleasant sights at Pontile Sirena, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Tommaso Apostolo.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ortona online trip builder.

Ortona is just a short distance from Chieti. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vasto.
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Vasto — 3 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. Get out of town with these interesting Vasto side-trips: Rio Verde Waterfall (in Borrello) and Castello Marchesale (in Palmoli). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Loggia Amblingh, learn about winemaking at Azienda Vitivinicola Tenuta Oderisio, explore the galleries of Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Stella Maris.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vasto travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ortona to Vasto in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Civitella del Tronto.
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Civitella del Tronto — 2 nights

Civitella del Tronto is a town and comune in the province of Teramo, within the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo NINA, make a trip to La Ruetta, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto, and finally stop by Borgo Medievale di Civitella del Tronto. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Cento Cascate.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Civitella del Tronto tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vasto to Civitella del Tronto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to L'Aquila.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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L'Aquila — 4 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. Get out of town with these interesting L'Aquila side-trips: Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo (in Morino) and Borgo Medievale di Fontecchio (in Fontecchio). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, admire the local landmark of Fontana delle 99 cannelle, make a trip to Forte Spagnolo, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico L'Aquila.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read L'Aquila travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Civitella del Tronto to L'Aquila takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in L'Aquila, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Stefano di Sessanio.
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Santo Stefano di Sessanio — 2 nights

Santo Stefano di Sessanio is a comune and hill town in the province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Santo Stefano di Sessanio and then look for all kinds of wild species at Campo Imperatore. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Castello Piccolomini di Capestrano, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno, and then explore the ancient world of Rocca Calascio.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santo Stefano di Sessanio trip planner.

Getting from L'Aquila to Santo Stefano di Sessanio by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sulmona.
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Sulmona — 2 nights

Sulmona is a city and comune of the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. On the 23rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Visita Daini, explore the activities along Il Lago di Scanno, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Scanno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): explore the activities along San Domenico Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Sulmona.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sulmona online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Santo Stefano di Sessanio to Sulmona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Sulmona, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pescasseroli.
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Pescasseroli — 2 nights

Pescasseroli is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in Southern Abruzzo, central Italy.A summer and winter resort, it is today the headquarters of the Abruzzo National Park. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of La Camosciara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parco nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise.

Plan trip to Pescasseroli with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Sulmona to Pescasseroli in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Celano.
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Celano — 2 nights

Celano is a town and comune in the Province of L'Aquila, central Italy, 120km east of Rome by rail.GeographyCelano rises on the top of a hill in the territory of Marsica, below the mountain range of Sirente. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta, make a trip to Murales ''Fontamara'', and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Piccolomini di Celano.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Celano trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pescasseroli to Celano in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 28th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Abruzzo travel guide

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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.
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