15 days in Calabria Itinerary

15 days in Calabria Itinerary

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15 days in Calabria Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen, Scotland
Fly + Bus:  12 h
1
Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tropea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Gerace
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Giovanni in Fiore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cosenza
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Rocca Imperiale
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Aberdeen, Scotland

1
night
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
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. On the 30th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, take in the pleasant sights at Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta, and finally see the interesting displays at Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Planetarium Provincial Pythagoras, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, then kick back and relax at Lido Chianalea Scilla, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Reggio Calabria trip app .

Aberdeen, UK to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Aberdeen to Reggio Calabria is 1 hour. Traveling from Aberdeen in June, things will get much warmer in Reggio Calabria: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Tropea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Scilla
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Castello Ruffo di Scilla ©
Castello Ruffo di Scilla
Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria ©

2
nights
Tropea

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 2nd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tropea Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): have fun and explore at Creazioni Artistiche Il Faro, then kick back and relax at Michelino Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tropea road trip planning website .

You can drive from Reggio Calabria to Tropea in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tropea, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gerace.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Michelino Beach, Capo Vaticano
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michelino Beach ©
Michelino Beach
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse

2
nights
Gerace

Gerace ©
Gerace is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lido Cuba Libre, 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 architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Bruzzano, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Villa romana, examine the collection at MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicola, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giovannello, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Le Bombarde.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gerace itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tropea to Gerace takes 2 hours. Traveling from Tropea in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gerace, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to San Giovanni in Fiore.

Things to do in Gerace

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lido Cuba Libre, Chiesa di San Nicola, Parco Archeologico della Villa romana, MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara
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Cattedrale di Gerace ©
Cattedrale di Gerace
Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi ©
Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

2
nights
San Giovanni in Fiore

San Giovanni in Fiore ©
San Giovanni in Fiore is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.The town originates from the Florense Abbey, built here by the Calabrian monk Joachim of Fiore in 1188.Marjorie Reeves of Oxford University was made an honorary citizen of San Giovanni for reviving interest in Joachim of Fiore. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sila National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Silavventura, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Campo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Carrafa di Santa Severina, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Crotone.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Giovanni in Fiore tour builder .

Getting from Gerace to San Giovanni in Fiore by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cosenza.

Things to do in San Giovanni in Fiore

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Severina, National Archaeological Museum of Crotone
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Sila National Park ©
Sila National Park
Castello Carrafa di Santa Severina ©

3
nights
Cosenza

Cosenza ©
Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scolacium Archaeological Park and Grotta di Sant'Angelo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Cosenza and Galleria Nazionale. Explore Cosenza's surroundings by going to Riserva Naturale I Giganti della Sila (in Spezzano della Sila), Spiaggia di Coreca (in Amantea) and Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Valli Cupe (in Sersale). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco D'Assisi.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cosenza route website .

Getting from San Giovanni in Fiore to Cosenza by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rocca Imperiale.

Things to do in Cosenza

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Valli Cupe, Museo Scolacium, Spiaggia di Coreca, Grotta di Sant'Angelo, Riserva Naturale I Giganti della Sila
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Duomo di Cosenza ©
Duomo di Cosenza
Museo Scolacium ©
Museo Scolacium
Galleria Nazionale ©
Galleria Nazionale

3
nights
Rocca Imperiale

Rocca Imperiale ©
Rocca Imperiale is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Rocca Imperiale, take in the dramatic natural features at Grotta del Romito, and then get outside with Parco Avventura Gioia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Matrice, then see the interesting displays at Museo delle Cere, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rocca Imperiale sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Cosenza to Rocca Imperiale takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cosenza in July, expect nights in Rocca Imperiale to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rocca Imperiale

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Laino Borgo, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Grotta del Romito
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Grotta del Romito ©
Grotta del Romito
Parco Avventura Gioia ©
Parco Avventura Gioia
Museo delle Cere ©
Museo delle Cere

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