31 days in Calabria Itinerary

31 days in Calabria Itinerary

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Tropea
— 4 nights
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Reggio Calabria
— 8 nights
Drive
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Gerace
— 3 nights
Drive
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Crotone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rossano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 3 nights
Drive
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Diamante
— 5 nights
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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. Relax by the water at Tropea Beach and Praia di Fuoco. Explore hidden gems such as Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina di Zungri and Lido Costa degli Dei. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Lido l'Oasi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and kick back and relax at Grotticelle beach.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tropea trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Tropea is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Tropea. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Tropea at 79°F and lows at 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reggio Calabria.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:

Reggio Calabria — 8 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. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria. Popular historic sites such as Lungomare Falcomata and Chiesa degli Ottimati are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reggio Calabria: Antico Borgo di Bova (in Bova) and Cala di Rovaglioso (in Palmi). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, explore the world behind art at Fondazione Piccolo Museo San Paolo, delve into the distant past at Le Tombe Greche, and contemplate the long history of La Cinta Muraria di Eta’ Greca.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reggio Calabria trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tropea to Reggio Calabria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tropea in June since evenings lows in Reggio Calabria dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Gerace.
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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 22:

Gerace — 3 nights

Gerace is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cattolica di Stilo and Spiaggia Cupido di Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio. Take a break from the city and head to Cascata del Marmarico and Diving Center Punta Stilo. Take a break from Gerace with a short trip to Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary in Serra San Bruno, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gerace attractions app.

Drive from Reggio Calabria to Gerace in 1.5 hours. In June in Gerace, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Crotone.
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Crotone — 4 nights

Crotone is a city and comune in Calabria. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Santa Severina and Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Valli Cupe. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Scolacium and National Archaeological Museum of Crotone. Get out of town with these interesting Crotone side-trips: Castello Aragonese di Le Castella (in Le Castella) and Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia (in Santa Severina). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Madonna di Capocolonna, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giuseppe, and look for gifts at Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Crotone road trip planning tool.

Drive from Gerace to Crotone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rossano.
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Rossano — 3 nights

Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello Ducale and Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita. Get some cultural insight at Museo Diocesano e del Codex and Duomo di Cosenza. Change things up with these side-trips from Rossano: Grotta di Sant'Angelo (in Cassano allo Ionio), I Giganti Della Sila (in Spezzano della Sila) and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Consolazione (in Altomonte).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rossano online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Crotone to Rossano takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Civita.
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Civita — 3 nights

Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Rocca Imperiale and Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons. Escape the urban bustle at Setteventi del Pollino and Sea and Beach in Roseto Capo Spulico. Step out of Civita to go to Morano Calabro and see le case del nibbio, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Etonico Arbresh and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Civita trip planner.

You can drive from Rossano to Civita in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Diamante.
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Diamante — 5 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). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Isola Pedonale Scalea and Centro Storico Scalea. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lido Baja d'Oro and Lido Manuel's Beach. There's lots more to do: get outside with Garden Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia San Nicola di Platea, and kick back and relax at Lido Kevin Sara.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Diamante driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Civita to Diamante takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Calabria travel guide

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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.
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