32 days in Abruzzo & Turin Itinerary

32 days in Abruzzo & Turin Itinerary

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32 days in Abruzzo & Turin Itinerary

Boston
Fly:  13​h 45​min
San Demetrio ne' Vestini
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Giulianova
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Caramanico Terme
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Villetta Barrea
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Vasto
— 3 nights
train + bus + Fly:  5​h
Turin
— 14 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
Boston

3
days
San Demetrio ne' Vestini

San Demetrio ne' Vestini ©
San Demetrio ne'Vestini is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of ItalyIn the 18th century, was ruled by the Arcamone family. Step off the beaten path and head to Grotte di Stiffe and Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio. Venture out of the city with trips to L'Aquila (Forte Spagnolo, Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo - MUNDA, & more), Castello Piccolomini (in Celano) and Rocca Calascio (in Calascio). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Campo Imperatore, make a trip to Chiesa di San Pietro in Albe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eremo della Madonna d'Appari.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Demetrio ne' Vestini trip builder.

Boston, USA to San Demetrio ne' Vestini is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Giulianova.

Things to do in San Demetrio ne' Vestini

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

L'Aquila, Lago Di Campotosto, Chiesa di San Pietro in Albe, Castello Piccolomini, Rocca Calascio
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Fontana delle 99 cannelle ©
Fontana delle 99 cannelle
Grotte di Stiffe ©
Grotte di Stiffe

4
days
Giulianova

Giulianova ©
Giulianova is a coastal town and comune in the province of Teramo of central Italy.GeographyThe town lies in the north of the Abruzzo region, between the Salinello and the Tordino rivers. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto and Lido Marlin. Get out of town with these interesting Giulianova side-trips: Frantoio Montecchia (in Morro d'Oro), Abbazia di Santa maria in Montesanto (in Civitella del Tronto) and Montesilvano (Lido Onda Verde & Lungomare di Montesilvano). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore, make a splash at Acquapark Onda Blu, make a trip to Tortoreto Lido, and appreciate the history behind Lungomare monumentale.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Giulianova travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Demetrio ne' Vestini to Giulianova in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Caramanico Terme.

Things to do in Giulianova

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Montesilvano, Tortoreto, Civitella del Tronto, Lido Marlin, Area Marina Protetta Torre del Cerrano
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Acquapark Onda Blu ©
Acquapark Onda Blu

3
days
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Fattoria Licia and Il Bosso. Get out of town with these interesting Caramanico Terme side-trips: Comune di Pacentro (in Pacentro), Santuario del Volto Santo (in Manoppello) and Sulmona (Centro Storico di Sulmona & Pasticceria Dolcidea). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of Saint Clemente, and don't miss a visit to Eremo di San Bartolomeo.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Caramanico Terme itinerary maker.

Getting from Giulianova to Caramanico Terme by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Villetta Barrea.

Things to do in Caramanico Terme

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sulmona, Santuario del Volto Santo, Eremo di San Bartolomeo, Il Bosso, Parco Avventura Majella
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Abbey of Saint Clemente ©
Abbey of Saint Clemente
Fattoria Licia
Fattoria Licia
Il Bosso
Il Bosso

3
days
Villetta Barrea

Villetta Barrea ©
Villetta Barrea is a comune and town in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Camosciara and Centro Visita Daini. Change things up with these side-trips from Villetta Barrea: Borgo antico (in Pescocostanzo) and Spas & Wellness (in Castel di Sangro). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Barrea, get to know the fascinating history of Civitella Alfedena, and appreciate the views at Val Fondillo.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Villetta Barrea trip builder.

You can drive from Caramanico Terme to Villetta Barrea in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Villetta Barrea are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vasto.

Things to do in Villetta Barrea

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Civitella Alfedena, Borgo antico, Centro Visita Daini, Spas & Wellness, Lago di Barrea
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Lago di Barrea ©
Lago di Barrea
Spas & Wellness
Centro Visita Daini ©
Centro Visita Daini

3
days
Vasto

Vasto ©
Vasto is a town and comune on the Adriatic coast of the Province of Chieti in southern Abruzzo, Italy. Explore hidden gems such as Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci and Aqualand del Vasto. Explore Vasto's surroundings by going to Cantina San Giacomo (in Rocca San Giovanni), Sangro River War Cemetery (in Torino di Sangro) and Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico (in Lanciano). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Loggia Amblingh, kick back and relax at Pineta Dannunziana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baiocco Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale San Giuseppe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Vasto custom trip planner.

Getting from Villetta Barrea to Vasto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vasto when traveling from Villetta Barrea in October, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Turin.

Things to do in Vasto

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Pescara, Sangro River War Cemetery, Cantina San Giacomo, Castello Aragonese, Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico
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Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci ©
Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci
Cantina San Giacomo ©
Cantina San Giacomo
Loggia Amblingh ©
Loggia Amblingh

13
days
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Centro Storico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Canelli), Castello di Grinzane Cavour (in Grinzane Cavour) and Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni (in Barolo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Superga, shop like a local with Via Roma, see the interesting displays at National Cinema Museum, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turin trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Vasto to Turin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vasto in October, with highs in Turin at 63°F and lows at 52°F. You will leave for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aosta, Cuneo, Serralunga d'Alba, Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni, Il Rifugio degli Asinelli
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