9 days in Liguria Itinerary

9 days in Liguria Itinerary

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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Porto Venere
— 1 night
Bus to La Spezia Centrale, Train to Genoa
— 4 nights


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.
Cinque Terre is known for trails, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre vacation planning app.

Cannes, France to Cinque Terre is an approximately 6.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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Porto Venere

— 1 night
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. On the 15th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora degli Angeli, then make a trip to Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo), then take a stroll through Portovenere, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porto Venere day trip planning app.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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— 4 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Cathedral of Cremona (in Cremona). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, and take in the waterfront at Old Port.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Porto Venere to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto Venere in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Liguria travel guide

Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Two millennia ago the whole of northwestern Italy was inhabited by the Liguris, the people from whom the region of Liguria gets its name. Today, this northwestern region of Italy is home to seaside resort towns often compared to Cannes and Monaco. Liguria's coastline is dotted with dozens of sandy, rocky, and pebbly beaches. Genoa, a thriving urban center and the country's largest commercial port, is also here. An easily accessible holiday destination, the region features an excellent network of roads and railroad lines that run the length of the coast, linking the popular Italian Riviera with France and the rest of Europe, which makes it especially convenient if you’re planning trips to other areas. Whether you choose to travel by train or car, the journey takes you through tunnel after tunnel and past villages, vineyards, and olive groves.