31 days in Calabria Itinerary

31 days in Calabria Itinerary

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Reggio Calabria
— 3 nights
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Gerace
— 3 nights
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Le Castella
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Giovanni in Fiore
— 4 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 2 nights
Drive
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Diamante
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cosenza
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tropea
— 4 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pentedattilo and Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco. Get out of town with these interesting Reggio Calabria side-trips: Chiesa Greco-Ortodossa della Madonna di Grecia (in Condofuri), Castello Ruffo di Scilla (in Scilla) and IL Museo Etnografico (in Galliciano). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria, get to know the fascinating history of Antico Borgo di Bova, engage your brain at Museo del Bergamotto, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate dell'Amendolea.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Reggio Calabria trip builder website.

Newark, USA to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 120-hour travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Reggio Calabria. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gerace.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Gerace

— 3 nights
Gerace is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. Step off the beaten path and head to Cattolica di Stilo and Cattedrale di Gerace. Get out of town with these interesting Gerace side-trips: Sanctuary Hermit of Santa Maria della Stella (in Pazzano), Serra San Bruno (Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary & Certosa di Serra San Bruno) and Cascata del Marmarico (in Bivongi). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Cupido di Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Santuario Maria Ss. Annunziata, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Villa romana, and examine the collection at MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gerace holiday planner.

Drive from Reggio Calabria to Gerace in 1.5 hours. September in Gerace sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Le Castella.

Things to do in Gerace

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Castella

— 3 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Cannella and Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Castella: Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia (in Santa Severina), Museo Meridionale Della Lambretta (in Sellia Marina) and Chiesa dell'Assunta (in Cropani).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Le Castella vacation planner.

You can drive from Gerace to Le Castella in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Giovanni in Fiore.

Things to do in Le Castella

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

San Giovanni in Fiore

— 4 nights
San Giovanni in Fiore is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.The town originates from the Florense Abbey, built here by the Calabrian monk Joachim of Fiore in 1188.Marjorie Reeves of Oxford University was made an honorary citizen of San Giovanni for reviving interest in Joachim of Fiore. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sila National Park and Abbazia Florense. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Giovanni in Fiore: Santa Severina (Castello di Santa Severina, Chiesa di Santa Filomena, &more), Crotone (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Chiesa di Santa Chiara, &more) and Parco Oldcalabria (in Camigliatello Silano). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parco Nazionale della Sila Centro Visitatori di Monaco A. Garcea, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercatino Camigliatello, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicola Vescovo.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Giovanni in Fiore trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Le Castella to San Giovanni in Fiore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Civita.

Things to do in San Giovanni in Fiore

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Civita

— 2 nights
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. On the 15th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Setteventi del Pollino, Head underground at Grotta di Sant'Angelo, and then snap pictures at Il ponte del diavolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Playa del Sol, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico di Broglio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Civita trip planning app.

You can drive from San Giovanni in Fiore to Civita in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Diamante.

Things to do in Civita

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Diamante

— 4 nights
Diamante is a coastal town and comune in the province of Cosenza, part of the Calabria region of southern Italy.The Diamante citron takes its name from the town, and Calabria is still the home of this variety of citron.Chili Peppers FestivalEach year in early September Diamante hosts a festival celebrating the local produce, peperoncino (chili pepper). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Murales and Castello di Rocca Imperiale. Get out of town with these interesting Diamante side-trips: Marinella Beach (in San Nicola Arcella), Papasidero (River Rafting & Tubing & Grotta del Romito) and Praia A Mare (Island Dino & Santuario Diocesano Madonna della Grotta). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Isola Di Cirella, head outdoors with Stabilimento Balneare Il Pescespada, and stop by Sweet Way.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Diamante trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Civita to Diamante takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cosenza.

Things to do in Diamante

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Cosenza

— 5 nights
Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello Ducale and Riserva Naturale I Giganti della Sila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cosenza: Fiumefreddo Bruzio (in Fiumefreddo Bruzio), Amantea (Amantea Vecchia & Spiaggia di Coreca) and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Consolazione (in Altomonte). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Cosenza, admire the sheer force of Cascata Campanaro, make a trip to Statua del Cavatore, and look for gifts at Statti S.r.l..

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Cosenza trip itinerary app.

Drive from Diamante to Cosenza in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Cosenza

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Michelino Beach and Corso Vittorio Emmanuele. Change things up with these side-trips from Tropea: Castello Normanno Svevo (in Vibo Valentia) and Pizzo (Piazza della Repubblica & I Vicoli di Pizzo). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Enogastronomia Lorenzo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Formicoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tropea tour website.

Traveling by car from Cosenza to Tropea takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.