18 days in Calabria Itinerary

18 days in Calabria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bordeaux
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
1
Tropea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Reggio Calabria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Gerace
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Catanzaro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cosenza
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Rossano
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Bordeaux

3
nights
Tropea

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Tropea: Castello dei Ruffo (in Nicotera), Parco delle Rimembranze (in Vibo Valentia) and Pizzo (I Vicoli di Pizzo, Castello Aragonese Murat, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Tropea Beach, don't miss a visit to Santuario Madonna delle Fonti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Statale di Mileto.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tropea travel itinerary planner.

Bordeaux, France to Tropea is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Tropea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pizzo, Spilinga, Capo Vaticano, Castello dei Ruffo, Parco delle Rimembranze
Highlights from your plan
Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola ©
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola

3
nights
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. Explore Reggio Calabria's surroundings by going to Palmi (Casa della Cultura Leonida Repaci, Santuario S. Maria del Carmelo, &more), Chiesa Maria SS. del Rosario (in Bagnara Calabra) and Castello Ruffo di Scilla (in Scilla). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, see the sky in a new way at Planetarium Provincial Pythagoras, wander the streets of Borgo Greco Galliciano, and get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Reggio Calabria itinerary website.

You can drive from Tropea to Reggio Calabria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Reggio Calabria can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Gerace.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Palmi, Scilla, Condofuri, Chiesa Maria SS. del Rosario, Pentedattilo
Highlights from your plan
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria ©
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla

3
nights
Gerace

Gerace ©
Gerace is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Gerace: Santuario di Maria Santissima dell'Itria (in Polistena), Eremo di Sant'Ilarione (in Caulonia) and Santuario San Nicodemo (in Mammola). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Gerace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesu, make a trip to Chiesa di San Giovannello, and head outdoors with Solero Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gerace travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Gerace takes 1.5 hours. In April in Gerace, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Catanzaro.

Things to do in Gerace

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Serra San Bruno, Santuario di Maria Santissima dell'Itria, Villa Comunale Carlo Ruggiero, Cattolica di Stilo, La Scialata
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Gerace ©
Cattedrale di Gerace
Cattolica di Stilo ©
Cattolica di Stilo
Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesu ©
Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesu

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nights
Catanzaro

Catanzaro ©
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catanzaro: Castello Aragonese di Le Castella (in Le Castella), Spiaggia di Curmo (in Capo Rizzuto) and Battistero (in Santa Severina). The adventure continues: stroll around Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Del Monte Dei Morti e Della Misericordia, and learn about winemaking at Cirimingiano.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Catanzaro road trip planning website.

You can drive from Gerace to Catanzaro in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Catanzaro when traveling from Gerace in May, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cosenza.

Things to do in Catanzaro

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Il Gigante di Curinga, Castello Aragonese di Le Castella, Spiaggia di Curmo, Battistero, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea ©
Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella ©
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella
Piedigrotta Church ©
Piedigrotta Church

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nights
Cosenza

Cosenza ©
Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Cosenza side-trips: Civita (Museo Etonico Arbresh & Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta), Complesso Monastico di San Francesco di Paola (in Altomonte) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Laino Borgo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Francesco di Paola, ponder the design of Fontana del Balilla, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sila National Park, and see the interesting displays at Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab).

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cosenza route builder tool.

Drive from Catanzaro to Cosenza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cosenza can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rossano.

Things to do in Cosenza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Civita, Sila National Park, Santuario di San Francesco di Paola, Centro Storico San Fili, Complesso Monastico di San Francesco di Paola
Highlights from your plan
Sila National Park ©
Sila National Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta

2
nights
Rossano

Rossano ©
Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli", look for all kinds of wild species at Setteventi del Pollino, then take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico di Broglio. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita, then see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano e del Codex, and finally stroll through Faro Capo Trionto.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rossano trip maker website.

You can drive from Cosenza to Rossano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rossano

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Civita, Museo Archeologico di Broglio
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita ©
Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita
Museo della Liquirizia ©
Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli"
Museo Diocesano e del Codex ©
Museo Diocesano e del Codex

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