14 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

14 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italian Riviera trip planner
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Fly
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Genoa
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Finale Ligure
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Porto Venere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
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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.
Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Abbazia di San Fruttuoso (in Camogli), Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, and don't miss a visit to Piazza De Ferrari.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Genoa trip app.

Portland, USA to Genoa is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Genoa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Finale Ligure.
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Finale Ligure — 3 nights

Finale Ligure is a comune on the Gulf of Genoa in the Province of Savona in Liguria, Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Pozzo Garitta (in Albissola Marina), Sanremo (Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio), Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo, &more) and Oratorio della Santa Trinita della Confraternita dei Rossi (in Taggia). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Finalborgo, get outside with Bagni Ondina, get to know the fascinating history of Budello di Alassio, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monte Ursino.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Finale Ligure itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Finale Ligure takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Genoa in September since evenings lows in Finale Ligure dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Porto Venere.
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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 2nd (Mon), wander the streets of Portovenere, learn about winemaking at De Gustibus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church, then Head underground at Grotta di Byron, then stop by La Bottega Di Rena, and finally step off the mainland to explore Isola Palmaria.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto Venere holiday planning website.

You can drive from Finale Ligure to Porto Venere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October in Porto Venere, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 5 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, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre day trip planning tool.

Getting from Porto Venere to Cinque Terre by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italian Riviera travel guide

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Aquariums · Beaches · Landmarks
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.
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