10 days in Cinque Terre, Alba & Florence Itinerary

10 days in Cinque Terre, Alba & Florence Itinerary

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10 days in Cinque Terre, Alba & Florence Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
Bus + Fly + Tram + Train:  16 h 45 min
1
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Alba
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Florence
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  15 h
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Aquarium of Genoa (in Genoa). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Pescaturismo a Monterosso, trek along Cinque Terre footpaths, tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and do a tasting at Terra di Bargon.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder site .

Washington DC, USA to Cinque Terre is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Cinque Terre is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Alba.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Aquarium of Genoa
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Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa

2
nights
Alba

Alba
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, admire the verdant scenery at Langhe landscapes UNESCO, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa della Maddalena, and finally do a tasting at Cantina Mauro Sebaste. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): do a tasting at Adriano Marco e Vittorio, look for gifts at Tartufi Ponzio, make a trip to Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Civico archeologico e di Scienze Naturali F. Eusebio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alba holiday planner .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Alba by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cinque Terre in September since evenings lows in Alba dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Alba

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano
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Langhe landscapes UNESCO
Langhe landscapes UNESCO
Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano ©
Chiesa della Maddalena ©
Chiesa della Maddalena

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

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Drive from Alba to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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