3 days in Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure & Portofino Itinerary

3 days in Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure & Portofino Itinerary

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3 days in Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure & Portofino Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
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Rapallo
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
Santa Margherita Ligure
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Portofino
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
End: Zurich

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Rapallo

Rapallo ©
As the Italian Riviera's largest town, Rapallo is noted for its castle perched above the sea and the colorful buildings that lead down the hill to the south-facing bay.
On the 17th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at San Michele di Pagana.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rapallo holiday builder tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Rapallo is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zurich in August, expect Rapallo to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Margherita Ligure.

Things to do in Rapallo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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San Michele di Pagana ©
San Michele di Pagana

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Santa Margherita Ligure

Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. On the 17th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta and then wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Margherita Ligure trip planner .

Santa Margherita Ligure is just a short distance from Rapallo. In August in Santa Margherita Ligure, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portofino.

Things to do in Santa Margherita Ligure

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta
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Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta ©
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta

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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 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portofino trip itinerary maker website .

Portofino is just a stone's throw from Santa Margherita Ligure. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
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Abbazia di San Fruttuoso ©
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino

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