7 days in Cinque Terre, Portofino & Florence Itinerary

7 days in Cinque Terre, Portofino & Florence Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Cinque Terre
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Train
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Portofino
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore hidden gems such as Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours and Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. Venture out of the city with trips to Porto Venere (San Pietro Church & Portovenere), Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere (in La Spezia) and Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cinque Terre is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect nights in Cinque Terre to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Portofino.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Portofino

— 1 night
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 10th (Tue), go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino, explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portofino tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Portofino in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Portofino. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Portofino to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Portofino in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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