11 days in Portofino, Cinque Terre & Rome Itinerary

11 days in Portofino, Cinque Terre & Rome Itinerary

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11 days in Portofino, Cinque Terre & Rome Itinerary

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, shop like a local with Galleria d'Arte Portofino, make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portofino online journey planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Portofino is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Beirut to Portofino, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Beirut in April; daily highs in Portofino reach 20°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, & more) and Lucca (Le mura di Lucca, Piazza Anfiteatro, & more). There's lots more to do: hike along Cinque Terre footpaths, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre road trip planning tool .

Take a train from Portofino to Cinque Terre in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portofino in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride 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

3
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): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Rome by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 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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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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