8 days in Calabria Itinerary

8 days in Calabria Itinerary

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Fly to Lamezia Terme Airport, Drive to Praia A Mare
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Praia A Mare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
Drive
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Tropea
— 3 nights
Drive to Lamezia Terme Airport, Fly to Pittsburgh

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Praia A Mare

— 2 nights
Praia a Mare is a town and comune of the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy. Explore Praia A Mare's surroundings by going to Civita (Museo Etonico Arbresh, Setteventi del Pollino, &more) and Laino Borgo (River Rafting & Tubing & Complesso Monumentale Santuario delle Cappelle). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Island Dino, don't miss a visit to Santuario Diocesano Madonna della Grotta, and explore the ancient world of Torre di Fiuzzi.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Praia A Mare driving holiday planner.

Pittsburgh, USA to Praia A Mare is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Praia A Mare

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata, appreciate the history behind Monumento Dea Athena, admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio al Corso, then go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Ruffo di Scilla.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Reggio Calabria itinerary maker.

Drive from Praia A Mare to Reggio Calabria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Reggio Calabria, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Tropea

— 3 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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Grotticelle beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Riaci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Michelino Beach, make a trip to Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, have fun and explore at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and finally look for gifts at Gourmetit.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tropea day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Reggio Calabria to Tropea in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in June, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Tropea. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Parks · 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.