8 days in Cinque Terre, Portofino & Genoa Itinerary

8 days in Cinque Terre, Portofino & Genoa Itinerary

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8 days in Cinque Terre, Portofino & Genoa Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + tram + train:  6​h 30​min
1
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Portofino
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Genoa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cinque Terre side-trips: Lucca (Le mura di Lucca, St Martin Cathedral, & more), Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli, & more) and Monumento ai Caduti (in Viareggio). There's still lots to do: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, look for gifts at Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso, take a stroll around Vernazza, and get outside with Cinque Terre Trails.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Cinque Terre is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cinque Terre is 1 hour. When traveling from London in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cinque Terre: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Portofino.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Trails Shopping

Side Trips

Lucca, Pisa, Santuario Madonna delle Grazie, Monumento ai Caduti
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

1
night
Portofino

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 (Fri): contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, then enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our 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 March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portofino, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
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Abbazia di San Fruttuoso ©
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown

2
nights
Genoa

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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally wander the streets of Boccadasse. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, take in the waterfront at Old Port, then make a trip to House of Gio Carlo Brignole, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

Plan my day in Genoa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Portofino to Genoa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

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