15 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Fly to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Drive to Finale Ligure
Finale Ligure
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Porto Venere
— 1 night
Cinque Terre
— 6 nights


Finale Ligure — 3 nights

Finale Ligure is a comune on the Gulf of Genoa in the Province of Savona in Liguria, Italy. Get outdoors at Varigotti Beach and Lungomare di Laigueglia. Visit Antico Borgo Saraceno and Santuario della Madonna Miracolosa for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Finale Ligure: Albenga (Antico Frantoio Sommariva & "Magiche Trasparenze - I Vetri dell'antica Albingaunum"), Pista Ciclabile della Riviera Ligure (in San Lorenzo al Mare) and Pista Ciclabile Riva Ligure - Arma di Taggia (in Arma di Taggia). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Borgio Verezzi, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Gallo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni Garibaldi, and head outdoors with Bagni Ondina.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Finale Ligure travel planner.

London, UK to Finale Ligure is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Finale Ligure due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Finale Ligure at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Genoa.
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Genoa — 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hike the Punta Manara and Baia del Silenzio. Visit D'Albertis Castle and Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Camogli (Camogli - San Rocco - Batterie - San Fruttuoso Trail & Basilica Di Santa Maria Assunta), Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo (in Chiavari) and Portofino (Church of San Giorgio & Castello Brown). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, get engrossed in the history at Christopher Columbus' House, and steep yourself in history at Porta Soprana.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Genoa online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Finale Ligure to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Genoa are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro Church, then Head underground at Grotta di Byron, then don't miss a visit to Santuario della Madonna Bianca - Chiesa di San Lorenzo, and finally take a stroll through Portovenere.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Porto Venere itinerary planner.

Getting from Genoa to Porto Venere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Porto Venere, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 6 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours and Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore. Take a break from the city and head to Levanto to Monterosso Trail and Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre route planner.

Drive from Porto Venere to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italian Riviera travel guide

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.