31 days in Calabria Itinerary

31 days in Calabria Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Lamezia Terme Airport, Drive to Cosenza
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Cosenza
— 4 nights
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Praia A Mare
— 6 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rossano
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Giovanni in Fiore
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Lorenzo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tropea
— 5 nights
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Cosenza

— 4 nights
Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia di Coreca and Spiaggia di Marina di Nocera Terinese. Kids will enjoy Duomo di Cosenza and Galleria nazionale di Cosenza. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cosenza: Sellia Marina Beach (in Sellia Marina), Cascata Campanaro (in Catanzaro) and Colavolpe (in Belmonte Calabro). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Cocuzzo, experience rural life at Bioittica della Sorgente, head outdoors with Cascata di Cannavina, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Della Valle.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cosenza online day trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Cosenza is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in February: high temperatures in Cosenza hover around 59°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Praia A Mare.

Things to do in Cosenza

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Praia A Mare

— 6 nights
Praia a Mare is a town and comune of the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy. Shop till you drop at Albachiara Outlet and Oleificio Goccia d'Oro di Calabria. Get in touch with nature at Grotta Azzurra and Lido Club La Lampara. Change things up with these side-trips from Praia A Mare: Spiaggia Anginarra (in Acquafredda), Maratea (Spiaggia D'i Vranne & Rena d'u Nastru Beach) and Lago Sirino (in Nemoli). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Lido Calypso, head outdoors with Crawford Beach Marinella, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Florida, and cool off at Lido Paradise Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Praia A Mare itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cosenza to Praia A Mare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Civita.

Things to do in Praia A Mare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Civita

— 4 nights
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Take a break from the city and head to Setteventi del Pollino and Regional Reserve of Montalbano Jonico Badlands. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Il ponte del diavolo and Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino. Explore Civita's surroundings by going to Battifarano - Azienda Vitivinicola (in Nova Siri), Castello di Rocca Imperiale (in Rocca Imperiale) and Lido Playa del Sol (in Montegiordano). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Sherena Pet Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, and don't miss a visit to Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Civita vacation planner.

You can drive from Praia A Mare to Civita in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rossano.

Things to do in Civita

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rossano

— 2 nights
Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a splash at AcquaPark Odissea 2000. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Faro Capo Trionto and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mamitas Beach.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rossano visit planner.

You can drive from Civita to Rossano in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to San Giovanni in Fiore.

Things to do in Rossano

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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. We've included these beaches for you: Spiagge Rosse and Punta Alice. Take a break from the city and head to Sila National Park and Lido El Sombrero. Change things up with these side-trips from San Giovanni in Fiore: Chiesa di San Nicola Vescovo (in Cotronei), Ciro Marina (Senatore Vini & Tenuta Iuzzolini) and National Archaeological Museum of Crotone (in Crotone).

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Giovanni in Fiore trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rossano to San Giovanni in Fiore takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Lorenzo.

Things to do in San Giovanni in Fiore

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Lorenzo

— 3 nights
San Lorenzo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 120km southwest of Catanzaro and about 20km southeast of Reggio Calabria. Kids will enjoy Antico Borgo di Bova and Capo Bruzzano. Discover out-of-the-way places like Borgo Greco Galliciano (RC) and Santuario della Madonna del Mare. Explore San Lorenzo's surroundings by going to Parco Archeologico della Villa romana (in Casignana), Museo del Mare (in Brancaleone Marina) and Museo dei Santi Italo-Greci (in Staiti). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chiesa Greco-Ortodossa della Madonna di Grecia, kick back and relax at Lido Cala Azul, get to know the fascinating history of Sentiero della Civilta Contadina, and get engrossed in the history at IL Museo Etnografico.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Lorenzo tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from San Giovanni in Fiore to San Lorenzo takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tropea.

Things to do in San Lorenzo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Tropea

— 5 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Artistic Creations The Lighthouse and Parco di Villa Vittoria. Visiting Spiaggia di Riaci and Lido Zanzibar will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Tropea side-trips: Cirimingiano (in Badolato), Spiaggia Cupido di Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio (in Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio) and Frantoio Mafrica (in Limbadi). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Capo Cozzo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, learn about winemaking at Bonta e Delizie di Calabria, and look for gifts at 'Nduja San Donato.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tropea online holiday planner.

Drive from San Lorenzo to Tropea in 2.5 hours. March in Tropea sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tropea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.