22 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

22 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Drive
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Porto Venere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Finale Ligure
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bordighera
— 3 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 7 nights
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Cinque Terre — 5 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: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take a stroll around Vernazza, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cinque Terre is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Cinque Terre, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Cinque Terre to be much colder, temps between 35°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porto Venere.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:

Porto Venere — 2 nights

Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. On the 31st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Santuario Nostra Signora delle Grazie, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church, then learn about winemaking at De Gustibus, and finally wander the streets of Portovenere. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with La Tribu Diving Academy, identify plant and animal life at Isola Palmaria, and then don't miss a visit to Palazzata a Mare.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto Venere visit planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Finale Ligure.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Finale Ligure — 4 nights

Finale Ligure is a comune on the Gulf of Genoa in the Province of Savona in Liguria, Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Finale Ligure side-trips: Alassio (Bagni Vena, Bagni St. Anna, &more), Varazze (Bagni Colombo & Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bergeggi). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Finalborgo, kick back and relax at Bagni Garibaldi, stroll through Bagni Serenval, and head outdoors with Bagni Ondina.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Finale Ligure online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Porto Venere to Finale Ligure takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Bordighera.
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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Bordighera — 3 nights

Bordighera is a town and comune in the Province of Imperia, Liguria (Italy).GeographyBordighera is located at 20 km from France and it is possible to see the French coast with a naked eye from the town. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordighera: Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) (in Sanremo), Imperia (Porto Oneglia & Museo dell'Olivo) and Pista Ciclabile Riva Ligure - Arma di Taggia (in Arma di Taggia). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ampelio, make a trip to Bordighera Alta, and see some colorful creatures with Pianeta Blu Diving Center.

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Drive from Finale Ligure to Bordighera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Bordighera, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Genoa.
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Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Genoa — 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Margherita Ligure (Villa Durazzo & Santa Margherita Ligure), Camogli (Abbazia di San Fruttuoso & Basilica Di Santa Maria Assunta) and Sestri Levante (Hike the Punta Manara, Baia del Silenzio, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, stop by Boccadasse, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and take a leisurely stroll along Old Port.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa online attractions planner.

You can drive from Bordighera to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 15:

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.
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