8 days in Calabria Itinerary

8 days in Calabria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Calabria route planner

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Cosenza
Drive
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Le Castella
— 1 night
Drive
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Gerace
— 1 night
Drive
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Scilla
— 1 night
Drive
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Reggio Calabria
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Tropea
— 1 night
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Pizzo
— 1 night
Drive
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Scalea
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Praia A Mare
— 1 night
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Santa Severina
— 1 night
Drive to Lamezia Terme Airport, Fly to Rome

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Cosenza

Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Complesso Monastico delle Cappuccinelle and then see the interesting displays at Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab).

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cosenza visit planning site.

Rome to Cosenza is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September in Cosenza, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Le Castella.

Things to do in Cosenza

Museums · Historic Sites

Le Castella

— 1 night
To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Le Castella trip planner.

Getting from Cosenza to Le Castella by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gerace.
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Gerace

— 1 night
Gerace is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Chiesa di San Giovannello.

Start your trip to Gerace by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Le Castella to Gerace in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Scilla.

Things to do in Gerace

Historic Sites

Scilla

— 1 night
Scilla is a town and comune in Calabria, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Reggio Calabria. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Maria S.S Immacolata di Scilla e Favazzina and then don't miss a visit to Chianalea di Scilla.

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You can drive from Gerace to Scilla in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Scilla can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Reggio Calabria on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Scilla

Historic Sites

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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Dea Athena, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

Before you visit Reggio Calabria, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Reggio Calabria is very close to Scilla. In September, daily temperatures in Reggio Calabria can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Museums · Historic Sites

Tropea

— 1 night
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. On the 9th (Wed), look for gifts at Gourmetit.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tropea trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Tropea takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in September, plan for little chillier nights in Tropea, with lows around 20°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pizzo.

Things to do in Tropea

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Pizzo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with A.S.D.CENTRO EQUESTRE LA PINETA and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piedigrotta Church.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pizzo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Pizzo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Scalea on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Pizzo

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Scalea

Scalea is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.The town takes its name from its terraced lay-out on the hillside, at the bottom of the Capo Scalea promontory. On the 11th (Fri), get great views at Torre dell'Orologio, take an in-depth tour of Antiquarium di Torre Cimalonga, and then push the limits with LaoRaft Scalea.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Scalea online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pizzo to Scalea in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Praia A Mare.

Things to do in Scalea

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

Praia A Mare

— 1 night
Praia a Mare is a town and comune of the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Island Dino, make a trip to Santuario Diocesano Madonna della Grotta, then kick back and relax at La Secca, and finally Head underground at Cave of Marina of Maratea.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Praia A Mare tour planner.

Praia A Mare is very close to Scalea. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Severina.

Things to do in Praia A Mare

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Severina

— 1 night
Santa Severina is a town and comune in the province of Crotone, in the Calabria region of southern Italy.NameThe name derives from ancient Siberine (῾Αγία Σεβερίνη, Σεβεριάνη). Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Battistero, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Santa Severina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Filomena, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Severina trip website.

You can drive from Praia A Mare to Santa Severina in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Severina

Historic Sites

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.