11 days in Italian Alps & Italian Riviera Itinerary

11 days in Italian Alps & Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Trento
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights


Trento — 3 nights

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trento: Distilleria Marzadro (in Nogaredo), Merano (Tappeiner Promenade & I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff) and Lago di Molveno (in Molveno). There's much more to do: engage your brain at MUSE - Science Museum, don't miss a visit to Fontana del Nettuno, step into the grandiose world of Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza Duomo.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Trento vacation planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Trento is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Trento. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in May: high temperatures in Trento hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Genoa.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Genoa — 3 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.
Genoa is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, wander the streets of Boccadasse, and admire the landmark architecture of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.

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Getting from Trento to Genoa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Trento, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Genoa, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Cinque Terre — 4 nights

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, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in May, Cinque Terre is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

Italian Riviera travel guide

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.