13 days in Calabria Itinerary

13 days in Calabria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Calabria route planner

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Reggio Calabria
— 3 nights
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Gerace
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cosenza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 1 night
Drive
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Tropea
— 4 nights
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Reggio Calabria

— 3 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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Palazzo Della Cultura Pasquino Crupi and Opere di Rabarama. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lungomare Falcomata and Sentiero della Civilta Contadina. Venture out of the city with trips to Antico Borgo di Bova (in Bova), Scilla (Parrocchia Maria S.S Immacolata di Scilla e Favazzina & Castello Ruffo di Scilla) and Galliciano (IL Museo Etnografico & Borgo Greco Galliciano (RC)). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna del Mare, and appreciate the history behind Monumento Dea Athena.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Reggio Calabria trip planner.

New York City, USA to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Reggio Calabria is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Reggio Calabria reach 62°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Gerace.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gerace

— 2 nights
Gerace is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara, get into the urban bustle at Centro Storico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Gerace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary, stop by Fiorindo 1909 Dolci & Specialita, and then get a new perspective on things with Megale Hellas Diving Center.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gerace sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Reggio Calabria to Gerace in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cosenza.

Things to do in Gerace

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cosenza

— 2 nights
Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Complesso Monastico di San Francesco di Paola, then get a taste of the local shopping with Liquore Moliterno Altomonte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Cosenza, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria nazionale di Cosenza. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sila National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cosenza attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gerace to Cosenza takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cosenza when traveling from Gerace in March, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Civita.

Things to do in Cosenza

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Civita

— 1 night
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Etonico Arbresh, then look for all kinds of wild species at Setteventi del Pollino, then take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Civita online vacation planner.

Drive from Cosenza to Civita in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Civita

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Tropea

— 4 nights
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. Castello Aragonese Murat and The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Capo Vaticano and Grotticelle beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tropea: Pizzo (Piedigrotta Church & Chiesa Matrice S.Giorgio Martire), Parco di Villa Vittoria (in Mongiana) and Castello Normanno Svevo (in Vibo Valentia). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Riaci, savor the flavors at Bonta e Delizie di Calabria, and stroll through Tropea Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tropea trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Civita to Tropea in 2.5 hours. In March in Tropea, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tropea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.