9 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

9 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
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Porto Venere
— 1 night
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Albenga
— 1 night
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Genoa
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Cinque Terre Trails and Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Cinque Terre footpaths will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista, and get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre road trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Cinque Terre is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cinque Terre, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

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Porto Venere

Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stop by Portovenere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Isola Palmaria.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Porto Venere sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albenga.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

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Albenga

Albenga is a city and comune situated on the Gulf of Genoa on the Italian Riviera in the Province of Savona in Liguria, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Museo Paleontologico Silvio Lai, get to know the fascinating history of Budello di Alassio, then look for gifts at Antico Frantoio Sommariva, then examine the collection at Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Albenga.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Albenga trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Porto Venere to Albenga takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Albenga

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galata Museo del Mare and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Let the collections at Museo di Palazzo Reale and Musei di Nervi Wolfsoniana capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, admire the masterpieces at Museo Biblioteca dell'Attore, make a trip to Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and take an in-depth tour of Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Genoa online trip maker.

Getting from Albenga to Genoa by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Genoa are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:

Italian Riviera travel guide

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Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Sandwiched between the Ligurian Sea and the Alps and Apennines, the Italian Riviera is a narrow coastal strip with a string of places to visit, from upscale seaside resorts to fishing villages. It's enormously popular with both Italian and foreign tourists. You can easily escape the crowds by venturing farther away from the sea and sightseeing in the hillside villages of the inland area. The western section of the Riviera is touted for its roses, almonds, and citrus groves, while the eastern part features a much more rugged terrain and several nature and marine preserves. The Riviera's mild climate and its charming fishing ports have made it not only a popular holiday destination for tourists, but also an inspiration for artists like Byron and Shelley, both of whom traveled extensively here.