11 days in Portofino, Cinque Terre & Florence Itinerary

11 days in Portofino, Cinque Terre & Florence Itinerary

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11 days in Portofino, Cinque Terre & Florence Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Portofino
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Florence
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Houston

2
nights
Portofino

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Get out of town with these interesting Portofino side-trips: PG Corse Pista Ronco Kart (in Ronco Scrivia), Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese (in Castiglione Chiavarese) and L'Ancoretta (in Chiavari). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Martino, view the masterpieces at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, and visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portofino day trip tool .

Houston, USA to Portofino is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Portofino is 7 hours. While traveling from Houston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Portofino, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

PG Corse Pista Ronco Kart, Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese, Chiesa di San Martino, L'Ancoretta
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Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino
Marina di Portofino ©
Marina di Portofino

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get great views at View Point Corniglia, then explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Reggio. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Fannys Bazar, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails, and then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip builder app .

You can take a train from Portofino to Cinque Terre in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Portofino in November, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Santuario di Nostra Signora di Reggio ©

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip site .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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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 ©

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