6 days in Cinque Terre & Portofino Itinerary

6 days in Cinque Terre & Portofino Itinerary

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6 days in Cinque Terre & Portofino Itinerary

Start: Cinque Terre
1
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Portofino
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
End: Cinque Terre

2
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.
Portovenere and Castello Doria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Cinque Terre, make a side trip to see Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, and stroll through Cinque Terre Trails.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre online visit planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Pisa International Airport and Peretola Airport. In May, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baia del Silenzio, Portovenere
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

3
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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. On the 28th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, then make a trip to Finalborgo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varigotti Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dei Saraceni, make a trip to Chiesa Medioevale Di San Lorenzo, then enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Portofino journey app .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Portofino in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Portofino when traveling from Cinque Terre in May, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Portofino

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Finale Ligure, Baia di Paraggi
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Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino
Church of San Giorgio ©
Church of San Giorgio

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