3 days in Cinque Terre & Portofino Itinerary

3 days in Cinque Terre & Portofino Itinerary

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3 days in Cinque Terre & Portofino Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Cinque Terre
— 1 day
train:  45​min
2
Portofino
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark

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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 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre attractions planner.

Newark, USA to Cinque Terre is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Cinque Terre due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Newark in July since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Portofino.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

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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 4th (Thu): wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Portofino route planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Portofino by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Portofino. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Margherita Ligure
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Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino

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