18 days in Calabria Itinerary

18 days in Calabria Itinerary

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18 days in Calabria Itinerary

Start: Windsor
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Cosenza
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Civita
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rossano
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Le Castella
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Gerace
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Reggio Calabria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Tropea
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Windsor

2
nights
Cosenza

Cosenza ©
Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab) and Museo Storico all'Aperto. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santuario di San Francesco di Paola and Basilica Maria SS. delle Grazie della Quercia di Visora. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cosenza: Chiesa del Santissimo Rosario (in Paola), Chiesa di San Nicola Vescovo (in Cotronei) and Santa Severina (Piazza Campo, Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chiesa e Convento di San Francesco di Paola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco D'Assisi, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Nazionale, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Cosenza.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cosenza visit planner.

Windsor, Canada to Cosenza is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Windsor to Cosenza is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Windsor in September, with highs in Cosenza at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Civita.

Things to do in Cosenza

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Severina, Paola, Chiesa di San Nicola Vescovo, Santuario della Madonna del Pettoruto, Basilica Maria SS. delle Grazie della Quercia di Visora
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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2
nights
Civita

Civita ©
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo delle Icone e della Tradizione Bizantina, get engrossed in the history at Museo Etonico Arbresh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, then take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico di Broglio, then examine the collection at Campo di Internamento di Ferramonti di Tarsia, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Setteventi del Pollino.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Civita trip planning tool .

Drive from Cosenza to Civita in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rossano.

Things to do in Civita

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Museo Archeologico Nazionale, River Rafting & Tubing, Campo di Internamento di Ferramonti di Tarsia, Museo delle Icone e della Tradizione Bizantina, Museo Archeologico di Broglio
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Rossano

Rossano ©
Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli", get engrossed in the history at National Archeological Museum of Sibaritide, explore the historical opulence of Castello Ducale, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano e del Codex. Keep things going the next day: make a splash at AcquaPark Odissea 2000.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rossano driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Civita to Rossano in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Le Castella.

Things to do in Rossano

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello Ducale, National Archeological Museum of Sibaritide
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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AcquaPark Odissea 2000 ©
AcquaPark Odissea 2000
Museo Diocesano e del Codex ©
Museo Diocesano e del Codex

1
night
Le Castella

Le Castella ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Le Castella, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche, then make a trip to Le Cannella, and finally make a trip to Castello Aragonese di Le Castella.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Le Castella sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Rossano to Le Castella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Gerace.

Things to do in Le Castella

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Le Cannella
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
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Castello Aragonese di Le Castella ©
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella
Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche ©
Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche
Le Cannella ©
Le Cannella

3
nights
Gerace

Gerace ©
Gerace is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cattedrale di Gerace and Le Bombarde. Museum-lovers will appreciate MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara and Museo del Mare. Get out of town with these interesting Gerace side-trips: Stilo (Abbazia di San Giovanni Therestis & Cattolica di Stilo), Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Stella (in Pazzano) and Eremo di Sant'Ilarione (in Caulonia). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, steep yourself in history at Porta dei Vescovi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Parco Archeologico del Naniglio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Santuario Maria Ss. Annunziata.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gerace trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Le Castella to Gerace in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Gerace

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stilo, Serra San Bruno, MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara, Eremo di Sant'Ilarione, Museo del Mare
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Cattedrale di Gerace ©
Cattedrale di Gerace
Cattolica di Stilo ©
Cattolica di Stilo
Le Bombarde ©
Le Bombarde

3
nights
Reggio Calabria

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and Chianalea di Scilla. Get some historical perspective at Lungomare Falcomata and Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reggio Calabria: Castello Ruffo di Scilla (in Scilla), Galliciano (Borgo Greco Galliciano & IL Museo Etnografico) and Bova (Sentiero della Civilta Contadina & Bova). There's much more to do: see a world frozen in time at Roghudi Vecchio, admire all the interesting features of Arena dello Stretto, see the interesting displays at Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria, and see the sky in a new way at Planetarium Provincial Pythagoras.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Reggio Calabria trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Gerace to Reggio Calabria takes 2 hours. October in Reggio Calabria sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Scilla, Condofuri, Bova, Castello di Santo Niceto
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
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Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla

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nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
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 5th (Sat): take a stroll around Tropea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piedigrotta Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza della Repubblica. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, explore the engaging exhibits at Creazioni Artistiche Il Faro, take an in-depth tour of Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotticelle beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tropea travel planner .

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Tropea takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Tropea, with lows around 16°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tropea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pizzo, Capo Vaticano, Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Piedigrotta Church ©
Piedigrotta Church

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