22 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

22 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  17 h
1
Imperia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Porto Venere
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
3
Cinque Terre
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Genoa
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Dallas

4
nights
Imperia

Imperia ©
Imperia is a coastal city and comune in the region of Liguria, Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Imperia side-trips: Chiesa di San Paragorio (in Noli), Finale Ligure (Bagni Ondina & Castel San Giovanni) and Sanremo (Villa Ormond, Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Finalborgo, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Cervo, admire the striking features of Casa Natale di Andrea Doria, and steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Albenga.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Imperia tour itinerary planning website.

Dallas, USA to Imperia is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dallas to Imperia, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in March: highs in Imperia hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Imperia

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sanremo, Finale Ligure, Albenga, Cervo, Alassio
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Budello di Alassio ©
Budello di Alassio
Finalborgo ©
Finalborgo
Muretto di Alassio ©
Muretto di Alassio

3
nights
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto Venere: Villa Magni (in San Terenzo) and Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (in Sarzana). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Portovenere, head off the coast to Isola Palmaria, stop by Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale, and don't miss a visit to Palazzata a Mare.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Venere trip planner.

Getting from Imperia to Porto Venere by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Imperia in March since evenings lows in Porto Venere dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Villa Magni, Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria
Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale ©
Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale

7
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.
Step out of Cinque Terre to go to Levanto and see Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, trek along Cinque Terre footpaths, learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon, and explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre online trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Porto Venere to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Levanto
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

6
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto (in Varazze), Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure) and Abbazia di San Fruttuoso (in Camogli). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Genoa trip planning site.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Genoa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto, Santa Margherita Ligure, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Baia del Silenzio
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi

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