11 days in Portofino, Cinque Terre & Rome Itinerary

11 days in Portofino, Cinque Terre & Rome Itinerary

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Start: Beirut
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Portofino
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Cinque Terre
— 6 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Beirut

1
night
Portofino

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portofino attractions planning app.

Beirut, Lebanon to Portofino is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Beirut in April, things will get little chillier in Portofino: highs are around 20°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino
Church of San Giorgio ©
Church of San Giorgio

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cinque Terre side-trips: Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and Lucca (Le mura di Lucca, Piazza Anfiteatro, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, trek along Cinque Terre footpaths, and take some stellar pictures from Bar Terza Terra.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Portofino to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portofino in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Cinque Terre. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pisa, Lucca
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, thenbrowse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour builder site.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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