21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Lamezia Terme
Drive:  1​h
1
Zambrone
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Catanzaro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cariati
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Rende
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Altomonte
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cetraro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Lamezia Terme
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Papasidero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Lamezia Terme

4
nights
Zambrone

Zambrone ©
Zambrone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vibo Valentia in the Italian region Calabria, located about 60km southwest of Catanzaro and about 9km northwest of Vibo Valentia. Explore hidden gems such as Parco Archeologico della Villa romana and Castello Normanno Svevo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi and Lungomare Falcomata. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zambrone: Castello di Gerace (in Gerace), Scilla (Castello Ruffo di Scilla & Chianalea di Scilla) and Capo Vaticano (in Capo Vaticano). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, walk around Parco delle Rimembranze, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Statale Vito Capialbi, and kick back and relax at Tropea Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zambrone road trip planner.

Lamezia Terme to Zambrone is an approximately 1-hour car ride. September in Zambrone sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Catanzaro.

Things to do in Zambrone

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vibo Valentia, Gerace, Reggio Calabria, Scilla, Tropea Beach
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Castello Ruffo di Scilla ©
Castello Ruffo di Scilla
Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi ©
Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

4
nights
Catanzaro

Catanzaro ©
Catanzaro, also known as the city of the two seas, is an Italian city of 91,000 inhabitants and the capital of the Calabria region and of its province.The archbishop's seat was the capital of the province of Calabria Ultra for over 200 years. Popular historic sites such as Cattolica di Stilo and Castle of Stilo are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Storico Militare Brigata Catanzaro and Castello Aragonese di Le Castella. Go for a jaunt from Catanzaro to Taverna to see Parco Nazionale della Sila Centro Visitatori di Monaco A. Garcea about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Valli Cupe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Osservanza, walk around Villa Trieste, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Costume Calabrese.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Catanzaro trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Zambrone to Catanzaro takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Catanzaro can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cariati.

Things to do in Catanzaro

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Stilo, Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Valli Cupe, Museo del Costume Calabrese, Castello Aragonese di Le Castella, Parco Nazionale della Sila Centro Visitatori di Monaco A. Garcea
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Cattolica di Stilo ©
Cattolica di Stilo
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella ©
Castle of Stilo ©
Castle of Stilo

1
night
Cariati

Cariati ©
Cariati is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cariati holiday tool .

You can drive from Catanzaro to Cariati in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rende.

Things to do in Cariati

Wineries

Side Trips

Ciro Marina, Centro Storico, Lecce
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Senatore Vini ©
Senatore Vini
Librandi Antonio & Nicodemo S.p.A. ©

2
nights
Rende

Rende ©
Rende is a town and comune in Calabria, southern Italy, home to the headquarters of the University of Calabria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano e del Codex, contemplate the long history of Torre dell'Orologio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita, then examine the collection at Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli", and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Ducale.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rende online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Cariati to Rende with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Altomonte.

Things to do in Rende

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rossano, Cosenza, Castello Ducale
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Torre dell'Orologio ©
Torre dell'Orologio
Museo Diocesano e del Codex ©
Museo Diocesano e del Codex
Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab) ©
Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab)

2
nights
Altomonte

Altomonte ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Morano Calabro, and then examine the collection at le case del nibbio.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Altomonte trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rende to Altomonte. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cetraro.

Things to do in Altomonte

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Morano Calabro, Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino ©
le case del nibbio ©
le case del nibbio
Museo Civico ©
Museo Civico

3
nights
Cetraro

Cetraro ©
Murales and Amantea Vecchia will appeal to history buffs. Museo Dei Brettii E Del Mare and Centro Culturale Gian Luigi Pascale will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Cetraro with an excursion to Chiesa del SS. Crocifisso in Belvedere Marittimo--about 34 minutes away.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cetraro day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Altomonte to Cetraro. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Lamezia Terme.

Things to do in Cetraro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

Chiesa del SS. Crocifisso, Amantea Vecchia, Amalfi Coast, Centro Culturale Gian Luigi Pascale, Murales
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Murales ©
Murales
Museo Dei Brettii E Del Mare ©
Museo Dei Brettii E Del Mare
Amalfi Coast ©
Amalfi Coast

1
night
Lamezia Terme

Lamezia Terme
Lamezia Terme, commonly called Lamezia, is an Italian city of 70,452 inhabitants in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region.GeographyLamezia is located on the eastern border of the coastal plain commonly called Piana di Sant'Eufemia, which was created by drying a wide marshy area.The municipality borders with Conflenti, Curinga, Falerna, Feroleto Antico, Gizzeria, Maida, Martirano Lombardo, Nocera Terinese, Platania, San Pietro a Maida and Serrastretta.HistoryThe municipality of Lamezia Terme was formally created on 4 January 1968. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): walk around Il giardino botanico di Lamezia Terme.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lamezia Terme trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cetraro to Lamezia Terme. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Papasidero.

Things to do in Lamezia Terme

Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

3
nights
Papasidero

Papasidero ©
Papasidero is a village and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region, southern Italy. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Valle dell'Argentino. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Papasidero and Torre dell'Orologio. Step out of Papasidero with an excursion to Parco Della Lavanda in Campotenese--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Grotta del Romito and admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Mercure.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Papasidero trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lamezia Terme to Papasidero by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Papasidero

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Orsomarso, Parco Della Lavanda
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Grotta del Romito ©
Grotta del Romito
Valle dell'Argentino ©
Valle dell'Argentino
River Rafting & Tubing