21 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

21 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

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21 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Pescara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Tortoreto
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santo Stefano di Sessanio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Opi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Vasto
— 4 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Pescara

Pescara ©
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Get some cultural insight at Santo Stefano di Sessanio and Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa. Visit Borgo Abbandonato and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Pescara: Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore (in Giulianova), Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci (in Vasto) and Grotte di Stiffe (in San Demetrio ne' Vestini). There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte del Mare, awaken your taste buds at Abruzzo With Gusto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lungomare di Montesilvano, and head outdoors with Il Bosso.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pescara trip itinerary builder website .

Melbourne, Australia to Pescara is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Pescara due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Pescara reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Tortoreto.

Things to do in Pescara

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta, Lungomare di Montesilvano, Borgo Abbandonato, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci
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Abruzzo With Gusto ©
Abruzzo With Gusto
Il Bosso ©
Il Bosso

5
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. Get outdoors at Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia and Lido Celommi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grottammare Borgo Antico and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Rocca. Explore Tortoreto's surroundings by going to Ascoli Piceno (Cattedrale di Sant'Emidio & Piazza del Popolo), Santuario di San Gabriele dell'Addolarata (in Isola del Gran Sasso d'Italia) and Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa (in L'Aquila). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Lungomare San Benedetto del Tronto, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore, brush up on your military savvy at Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto, and steep yourself in history at Roman Tanks.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tortoreto trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Pescara to Tortoreto in an hour. In September in Tortoreto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Santo Stefano di Sessanio.

Things to do in Tortoreto

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fermo, Ascoli Piceno, San Benedetto Del Tronto, Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, Lungomare di Porto Sant'Elpidio
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Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia ©
Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
Grottammare Borgo Antico ©
Grottammare Borgo Antico
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Rocca ©

2
nights
Santo Stefano di Sessanio

Santo Stefano di Sessanio ©
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 11th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno, then explore the ancient world of Borgo Abbandonato, then don't miss a visit to Porta Medicea, and finally wander the streets of Santo Stefano di Sessanio. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Il Bosso, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Piccolomini, then steep yourself in history at Bominaco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Calascio.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santo Stefano di Sessanio road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tortoreto to Santo Stefano di Sessanio takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Opi.

Things to do in Santo Stefano di Sessanio

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Calascio, Castello Piccolomini, Bominaco, Il Bosso
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Il Bosso ©
Il Bosso
Castello Piccolomini ©
Castello Piccolomini

3
nights
Opi

Opi ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Civitella Alfedena and Centro Storico di Scanno. Escape the urban bustle at Val Fondillo and La Camosciara. Change things up with these side-trips from Opi: Scanno (Il Lago di Scanno & Centro Visita Daini).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Opi trip maker website .

You can drive from Santo Stefano di Sessanio to Opi in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Opi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vasto.

Things to do in Opi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scanno, Civitella Alfedena, Duomo di Santa Maria, Grotte di Pastena
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Il Lago di Scanno ©
Il Lago di Scanno
Civitella Alfedena ©
Civitella Alfedena

4
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. Visiting Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci and Punta dell’Acquabella will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Centro Storico di Vasto and Borgo Medievale di Termoli. Venture out of the city with trips to Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario (in Pietrabbondante), Moro River Canadian War Cemetery (in Ortona) and Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere (in Fossacesia). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Loggia Amblingh, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sangro River War Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, and do a tasting at Azienda Vitivinicola Tenuta Oderisio.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vasto trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Opi to Vasto in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vasto

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Termoli, Ortona, Sangro River War Cemetery, Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere, Azienda Vitivinicola Tenuta Oderisio
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Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere ©
Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere
Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario ©
Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario
Cattedrale di Termoli ©
Cattedrale di Termoli

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