8 days in Cinque Terre, Portofino & Milan Itinerary

8 days in Cinque Terre, Portofino & Milan Itinerary

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8 days in Cinque Terre, Portofino & Milan Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
Portofino
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Milan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sofia

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Pisa (Torre di Pisa, Duomo di Pisa, & more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take a stroll around Vernazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and do a tasting at Terra di Bargon.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker tool .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Cinque Terre is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Sofia in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Portofino.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Pisa, Le mura di Lucca
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Leaning tower Pisa ©
Leaning tower Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, then stroll through Bagni Marina Stabilimento Balneare, and finally kick back and relax at Baia di Paraggi.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portofino online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Portofino takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Portofino. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Portofino

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bagni Marina Stabilimento Balneare, Baia di Paraggi
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Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino
Galleria d'Arte Portofino ©
Galleria d'Arte Portofino

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Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: AC Boat (in Menaggio), Turati Centro Nautico Lario (in Argegno) and Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Milan online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Portofino to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Portofino in July since evenings lows in Milan dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Turati Centro Nautico Lario, AC Boat
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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