21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lamezia Terme
Drive:  1 h
1
Zambrone
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Catanzaro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cariati
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Rende
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Altomonte
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Cetraro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Lamezia Terme
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Papasidero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Lamezia Terme

4
nights
Zambrone

Zambrone ©
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. Take a break from the city and head to Tropea Beach and Capo Vaticano. You'll explore and learn at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and Museo Archeologico Statale Vito Capialbi. Change things up with these side-trips from Zambrone: Gerace (Castello di Gerace & Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi), Castello Normanno Svevo (in Vibo Valentia) and Parco Archeologico della Villa romana (in Casignana). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, stroll around Parco delle Rimembranze, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zambrone trip planner.

Lamezia Terme to Zambrone is an approximately 1- hour car ride. September in Zambrone sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Catanzaro.

Things to do in Zambrone

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vibo Valentia, Gerace, Scilla, Reggio Calabria, Capo Vaticano
Highlights from your plan
Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Castello Ruffo di Scilla ©
Castello Ruffo di Scilla
Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi ©
Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

4
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. Get some cultural insight at Cattolica di Stilo and Chiesa dell'Osservanza. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Storico Militare Brigata Catanzaro and Villa Trieste. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catanzaro: Castello Aragonese di Le Castella (in Le Castella), Parco Nazionale della Sila Centro Visitatori di Monaco A. Garcea (in Taverna) and Castle of Stilo (in Stilo). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Valli Cupe and examine the collection at Museo del Costume Calabrese.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Catanzaro trip planner.

You can drive from Zambrone to Catanzaro in 1.5 hours. In September in Catanzaro, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cariati.

Things to do in Catanzaro

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Stilo, Castello Aragonese di Le Castella, Parco Nazionale della Sila Centro Visitatori di Monaco A. Garcea, Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Valli Cupe, Museo del Costume Calabrese
Highlights from your plan
Cattolica di Stilo ©
Cattolica di Stilo
Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Valli Cupe ©
Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Valli Cupe
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella ©
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella

1
night
Cariati

Cariati ©
Cariati is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cariati day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Catanzaro to Cariati takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rende.

Things to do in Cariati

Wineries

Side Trips

Ciro Marina, Centro Storico, Lecce
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Senatore Vini ©
Senatore Vini
Tenuta Iuzzolini ©
Tenuta Iuzzolini

2
nights
Rende

Rende ©
Rende is a town and comune in Calabria, southern Italy, home to the headquarters of the University of Calabria. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Diocesano e del Codex, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio, pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation 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.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rende travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cariati to Rende takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Altomonte.

Things to do in Rende

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rossano, Cosenza, Castello Ducale
Highlights from your plan
Castello Ducale ©
Castello Ducale
Museo Diocesano e del Codex ©
Museo Diocesano e del Codex
Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita ©
Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita

2
nights
Altomonte

Altomonte ©
On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at 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.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Altomonte attractions planning website.

You can drive from Rende to Altomonte in an hour. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cetraro.

Things to do in Altomonte

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Morano Calabro, Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino
Highlights from your plan
Museo Civico ©
Museo Civico
le case del nibbio ©
le case del nibbio
Castello di Morano Calabro ©
Castello di Morano Calabro

3
nights
Cetraro

Cetraro ©
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Dei Brettii E Del Mare and Centro Culturale Gian Luigi Pascale. Get some cultural insight at Murales and Chiesa del SS. Crocifisso. Change things up with these side-trips from Cetraro: Borgo Antico Diamante (in Diamante) and Amantea Vecchia (in Amantea). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cetraro vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Altomonte to Cetraro in 1.5 hours. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lamezia Terme.

Things to do in Cetraro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

Diamante, Centro Culturale Gian Luigi Pascale, Chiesa del SS. Crocifisso, Amalfi Coast, Amantea Vecchia
Highlights from your plan
Museo Dei Brettii E Del Mare ©
Museo Dei Brettii E Del Mare
Murales ©
Murales
Amalfi Coast ©
Amalfi Coast

1
night
Lamezia Terme

Lamezia Terme
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Il giardino botanico di Lamezia Terme.

Plan my day in Lamezia Terme using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Cetraro to Lamezia Terme in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Papasidero.

Things to do in Lamezia Terme

Parks

3
nights
Papasidero

Papasidero ©
Papasidero is a village and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region, southern Italy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grotta del Romito and Torre dell'Orologio. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Valle dell'Argentino. Go for a jaunt from Papasidero to Campotenese to see Parco Della Lavanda about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Castello di Papasidero and take in the awesome beauty at Valle del Mercure.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Papasidero online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lamezia Terme to Papasidero takes 2.5 hours. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Papasidero

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Orsomarso, Parco Della Lavanda
Highlights from your plan
Grotta del Romito ©
Grotta del Romito
Valle dell'Argentino ©
Valle dell'Argentino
River Rafting & Tubing