18 days in Calabria Itinerary

18 days in Calabria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Calabria trip planner

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Zambrone
— 4 nights
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Catanzaro
— 3 nights
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Cariati
— 2 nights
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Rende
— 2 nights
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Altomonte
— 2 nights
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Cetraro
— 3 nights
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Lamezia Terme
— 1 night

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Zambrone

— 4 nights
Zambrone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vibo Valentia in the Italian region Calabria, located about 60km southwest of Catanzaro and about 9km northwest of Vibo Valentia. Your list of things to see and do now includes Chianalea di Scilla, Lungomare Falcomata, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Castello Normanno Svevo and Castello di Gerace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Archeologico Statale Vito Capialbi and Parco delle Rimembranze.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zambrone trip website.

Lamezia Terme to Zambrone is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Catanzaro.

Things to do in Zambrone

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Catanzaro

— 3 nights
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Villa Trieste, Castello Aragonese di Le Castella, Museo del Costume Calabrese, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Cattolica di Stilo and Chiesa dell'Osservanza. It doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Museo Storico Militare Brigata Catanzaro and stroll through Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Valli Cupe.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Catanzaro holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zambrone to Catanzaro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Catanzaro are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cariati.

Things to do in Catanzaro

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Cariati

— 2 nights
Cariati is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro Storico, Lecce.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cariati trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Catanzaro to Cariati in 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Rende.

Things to do in Cariati

Wineries

Side Trips

Rende

— 2 nights
Rende is a town and comune in Calabria, southern Italy, home to the headquarters of the University of Calabria. Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab). On the 2nd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano e del Codex, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio, pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita, then examine the collection at Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli", and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Ducale. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Convento di San Francesco di Paola and then see the interesting displays at Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rende online trip planner.

You can drive from Cariati to Rende in 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Altomonte.

Things to do in Rende

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Altomonte

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Castello di Morano Calabro as well as Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Morano Calabro, and then see the interesting displays at le case del nibbio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Altomonte trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Rende to Altomonte in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cetraro.

Things to do in Altomonte

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cetraro

— 3 nights
Cetraro is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.Waste dumping off Italian coast: Cetraro caseThe 'Ndrangheta, an Italian mafia syndicate, has been accused by pentito Francesco Fonti, a former member of 'Ndrangheta, of sinking at least 30 ships loaded with toxic waste, much of it radioactive. Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro Culturale Gian Luigi Pascale as well as Amalfi Coast. Step off the beaten path and head to Murales and Amantea Vecchia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Dei Brettii E Del Mare and Chiesa del SS. Crocifisso.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cetraro, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Altomonte to Cetraro takes 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lamezia Terme.

Things to do in Cetraro

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lamezia Terme

— 1 night
Lamezia Terme, commonly called Lamezia, is an Italian city of 70,452 inhabitants in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region.GeographyLamezia is located on the eastern border of the coastal plain commonly called Piana di Sant'Eufemia, which was created by drying a wide marshy area.The municipality borders with Conflenti, Curinga, Falerna, Feroleto Antico, Gizzeria, Maida, Martirano Lombardo, Nocera Terinese, Platania, San Pietro a Maida and Serrastretta.HistoryThe municipality of Lamezia Terme was formally created on 4 January 1968. Il giardino botanico di Lamezia Terme has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Il giardino botanico di Lamezia Terme.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lamezia Terme travel site.

Traveling by car from Cetraro to Lamezia Terme takes 1.5 hours. October in Lamezia Terme sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lamezia Terme

Parks

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.