21 days in Calabria Itinerary

21 days in Calabria Itinerary

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Reggio Calabria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tropea
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cosenza
— 4 nights
Drive
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Laino Borgo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rossano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Le Castella
— 3 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reggio Calabria: Palmi (Cala di Rovaglioso & Scoglio dell'Ulivo), Pentedattilo (in Melito di Porto Salvo) and Castello Ruffo di Scilla (in Scilla). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata, go for a walk through Corso Garibaldi, and don't miss a visit to Chianalea di Scilla.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reggio Calabria vacation planning tool.

San Luis Obispo, USA to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 144-hour travel. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Luis Obispo in September since evenings lows in Reggio Calabria dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tropea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Pizzo (Piedigrotta Church & Castello Aragonese Murat) and Parco delle Rimembranze (in Vibo Valentia). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tropea Beach, make a trip to Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and have fun and explore at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tropea trip planner.

You can drive from Reggio Calabria to Tropea in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 63°F in Tropea. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cosenza.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Cosenza

— 4 nights
Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Arco Magno (in San Nicola Arcella), Castello di San Michele (in Santa Maria del Cedro) and Praia A Mare (Island Dino, Torre di Fiuzzi, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Francesco di Paola, make a trip to Centro Storico San Fili, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiata di San Biagio, and take some stellar pictures from Amantea Vecchia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cosenza attractions planning site.

Getting from Tropea to Cosenza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cosenza are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Laino Borgo.

Things to do in Cosenza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Laino Borgo

— 1 night
Laino Borgo is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. On the 18th (Fri), get outside with Parco Avventura Gioia, then explore the striking landscape at Grotta del Romito, and then get to know the fascinating history of Complesso Monumentale Santuario delle Cappelle.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Laino Borgo visit planner.

You can drive from Cosenza to Laino Borgo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rossano.

Things to do in Laino Borgo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Rossano

— 3 nights
Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rossano: Civita (Setteventi del Pollino, Museo Etonico Arbresh, &more), Cassano allo Ionio (Grotta di Sant'Angelo & Santuario Madonna della Catena) and Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons (in Cerchiara di Calabria). There's much more to do: make a splash at AcquaPark Odissea 2000, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano e del Codex, examine the collection at Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli", and explore the historical opulence of Castello Ducale.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rossano trip planning site.

Drive from Laino Borgo to Rossano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Le Castella.

Things to do in Rossano

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Castella

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Ruderi dell'Abbazia di Sant'Angelo de Frigillo (in Mesoraca), Cropani (Piccolo Museo d'Arte Sacra & Chiesa dell'Assunta) and Habana Beach Club (in Sellia Marina).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Le Castella trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rossano to Le Castella takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Le Castella

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.