10 days in Calabria Itinerary

10 days in Calabria Itinerary

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Drive to Messina Marittima, Ferry to Villa San Giovanni, Drive to Tropea
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Tropea
— 1 night
Drive
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Civita
— 1 night
Drive
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Cosenza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Catanzaro
— 1 night
Drive
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Gerace
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reggio Calabria
— 2 nights
Ferry to Tresmestieri, Taxi to Catania

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Tropea

— 1 night
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, have fun and explore at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, do a tasting at Bonta e Delizie di Calabria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and finally take some stellar pictures from Affaccio Raf Vallone. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese Murat, pause for some serene contemplation at Piedigrotta Church, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno Svevo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Grotticelle beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tropea trip website.

Catania to Tropea is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Civita.

Things to do in Tropea

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Civita

— 1 night
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, get engrossed in the history at Museo Etonico Arbresh, then snap pictures at Il ponte del diavolo, and finally identify plant and animal life at Setteventi del Pollino.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Civita trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Civita takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cosenza.

Things to do in Civita

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Cosenza

— 2 nights
Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. On the 9th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di San Francesco di Paola, then make a trip to Fiumefreddo Bruzio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Madre di Santa Maria ad Adnexis. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Fontana del Balilla, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Cosenza, then make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria della Consolazione, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Complesso Monastico di San Francesco di Paola.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cosenza day trip planning app.

Drive from Civita to Cosenza in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Cosenza are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Catanzaro.

Things to do in Cosenza

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Catanzaro

— 1 night
Catanzaro, also known as the city of the two seas, is an Italian city of 91,000 inhabitants and the capital of the Calabria region and of its province.The archbishop's seat was the capital of the province of Calabria Ultra for over 200 years. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Museo Scolacium, stroll around Villa Trieste, walk around Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea, then take an in-depth tour of Antiquarium Civico, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Costume Calabrese.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Catanzaro online route planner.

You can drive from Cosenza to Catanzaro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Catanzaro can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gerace.

Things to do in Catanzaro

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gerace

— 2 nights
Gerace is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. On the 12th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo di Sant'Ilarione, see the interesting displays at MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Gerace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Gerace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattolica di Stilo, then see some colorful creatures with Megale Hellas Diving Center, and then don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giovannello.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gerace trip builder.

Traveling by car from Catanzaro to Gerace takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Gerace can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Gerace

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria

— 2 nights
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Maria S.S Immacolata di Scilla e Favazzina, explore the historical opulence of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Borgo Greco Galliciano (RC), make a trip to Pentedattilo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Assunta, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Dea Athena, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reggio Calabria journey app.

Traveling by car from Gerace to Reggio Calabria takes 1.5 hours. In April in Reggio Calabria, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Calabria travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Castles
Forming the toe of Italy's "boot," Calabria is considered the Caribbean of Europe and may very well be the country's best-kept secret. Visitors can find everything from beaches to Byzantine churches here. Hillside towns, ancient Greek temples, and medieval castles and palaces are just some of the attractions scattered around one of the country's least-developed regions. Calabria remains largely unblemished by mass tourism, with many charming places to visit like olive plantations, orange groves, waterfalls, and lakes. Because it's bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides, the water plays a huge role in the region's culture and cuisine. Calabria is also an up-and-coming producer of fine wines.