4 days in Geneva, Cinque Terre & Portofino Itinerary

4 days in Geneva, Cinque Terre & Portofino Itinerary

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4 days in Geneva, Cinque Terre & Portofino Itinerary

Start: Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 day
train:  45​min
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Portofino, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Geneva, Switzerland

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Geneva day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. In September in Geneva, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 7th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails, take a stroll around Vernazza, and then stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip planner .

You can drive from Geneva to Cinque Terre in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Geneva in September; daily highs in Cinque Terre reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Portofino.

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

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Portofino, Italy

Portofino
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portofino attractions site .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Portofino in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in September, Portofino is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off tohome.

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