9 days in Calabria Itinerary

9 days in Calabria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Calabria route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
Drive
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Capo Vaticano
— 1 night
Drive
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Crotone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Diamante
— 1 night
Drive
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Scalea
— 3 nights
Drive to Lamezia Terme Airport, Fly to Berlin

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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. On the 12th (Wed), look and learn at Planetarium Provincial Pythagoras, go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Giorgio al Corso, admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Dea Athena, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Reggio Calabria day trip planning app.

Berlin, Germany to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Reggio Calabria can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Capo Vaticano.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Capo Vaticano

— 1 night
Capo Vaticano is a wide bathing place in the Municipality of Ricadi in Calabria, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Praia di Fuoco, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotticelle beach, and finally kick back and relax at Capo Vaticano.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Capo Vaticano trip planning tool.

Drive from Reggio Calabria to Capo Vaticano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Reggio Calabria in August since evenings lows in Capo Vaticano dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Crotone.

Things to do in Capo Vaticano

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Crotone

— 2 nights
Crotone is a city and comune in Calabria. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Le Cannella, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Le Castella, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese di Le Castella, and finally stop by Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the ancient world of Da Capo Colonna a Le Castella, then examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Crotone, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Chiara.

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Traveling by car from Capo Vaticano to Crotone takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Diamante.

Things to do in Crotone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Diamante

— 1 night
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). On the 16th (Sun), head outdoors with Garden Beach, then head outdoors with Scogliera Di Cirella, then don't miss a visit to Isola Di Cirella, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Murales.

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Drive from Crotone to Diamante in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Scalea.

Things to do in Diamante

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Scalea

— 3 nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Scalea side-trips: Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea (in Maratea) and Acqua Trekking (in Viggianello). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with LaoRaft Scalea, step off the mainland to explore Island Dino, don't miss a visit to Arco Magno, and get outside with Stabilimento Balneare Il Pescespada.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Scalea itinerary tool.

Scalea is just a short distance from Diamante. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Scalea

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.