7 days in Italian Riviera & Monaco Itinerary

7 days in Italian Riviera & Monaco Itinerary

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7 days in Italian Riviera & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  9 h
1
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
La Condamine, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Portofino, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

1
night
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a stroll through Boccadasse, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip builder tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Genoa is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Genoa. Traveling from Cairo in August, things will get slightly colder in Genoa: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Condamine.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

2
nights
La Condamine, Monaco

La Condamine ©
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then see the interesting displays at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hector Berlioz Statue.

Make your La Condamine itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Genoa to La Condamine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. August in La Condamine sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in La Condamine

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Prince's Palace
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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from La Condamine to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from La Condamine in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Portofino.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Borgo Antico
Borgo Antico

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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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): do a tasting at La Cantina dei Pitars - Spaccio Vini Sfusi e in Bottiglia, view the masterpieces at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portofino tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Portofino in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Portofino, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Margherita Ligure.

Things to do in Portofino

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Cantina dei Pitars - Spaccio Vini Sfusi e in Bottiglia
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Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown

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night
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta and then wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Margherita Ligure trip builder site .

Santa Margherita Ligure is very close to Portofino. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Margherita Ligure can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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