21 days in Calabria Itinerary

21 days in Calabria Itinerary

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Start: San Luis Obispo
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Reggio Calabria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tropea
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cosenza
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Laino Borgo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Rossano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Le Castella
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: San Luis Obispo

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Reggio Calabria: Castello Ruffo di Scilla (in Scilla), Pentedattilo (in Melito di Porto Salvo) and Palmi (Cala di Rovaglioso & Scoglio dell' Ulivo). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Ottimati, and make a trip to Chianalea di Scilla.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Reggio Calabria vacation maker app.

San Luis Obispo, USA to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Luis Obispo to Reggio Calabria, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Reggio Calabria when traveling from San Luis Obispo in September, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tropea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Scilla, Palmi, Cala Janculla, Pentedattilo
Highlights from your plan
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco delle Rimembranze (in Vibo Valentia) and Pizzo (Piedigrotta Church & Castello Aragonese Murat). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tropea Beach, make a trip to Spiaggia Paradiso del sub, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, 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; or do a combination of bus and 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

Side Trips

Capo Vaticano, Pizzo, Parco delle Rimembranze, Michelino Beach, Spiaggia Paradiso del sub
Highlights from your plan
Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola ©
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse

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nights
Cosenza

Cosenza ©
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: examine the collection at Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab), steep yourself in history at Amantea Vecchia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Murales, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico San Fili.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, 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 Nature Parks

Side Trips

Praia A Mare, Diamante, Amantea, Arco Magno, Castello di San Michele
Highlights from your plan
Santuario di San Francesco di Paola ©
Santuario di San Francesco di Paola
Island Dino ©
Island Dino
Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab) ©
Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab)

1
night
Laino Borgo

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, explore the striking landscape at Grotta del Romito, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Complesso Monumentale Santuario delle Cappelle, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Laino Borgo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cosenza to Laino Borgo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rossano.

Things to do in Laino Borgo

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Grotta del Romito
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Parco Avventura Gioia ©
Parco Avventura Gioia
Complesso Monumentale Santuario delle Cappelle ©

3
nights
Rossano

Rossano ©
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), Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons (in Cerchiara di Calabria) and Cassano allo Ionio (Grotta di Sant'Angelo & Santuario Madonna della Catena). There's much more to do: make a splash at AcquaPark Odissea 2000, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ducale, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano e del Codex.

To find photos 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

Side Trips

Civita, Cassano allo Ionio, Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons, Castello Ducale
Highlights from your plan
AcquaPark Odissea 2000 ©
AcquaPark Odissea 2000
Museo della Liquirizia ©
Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli"
Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta

3
nights
Le Castella

Le Castella ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Scolacium Archaeological Park (in Borgia), Cropani (Piccolo Museo d'Arte Sacra & Chiesa dell'Assunta) and Habana Beach Club (in Sellia Marina).

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, 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 train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Le Castella

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Capo Rizzuto, Cropani, Spiaggia di Copanello di Staletti, Scolacium Archaeological Park, Spiaggia di Steccato di Cutro
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella ©
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella
Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche ©
Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche
Le Cannella ©
Le Cannella