3 days in Province of Alicante & Cinque Terre Itinerary

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Benidorm, Spain
— 1 night
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night


Benidorm, Spain — 1 night

A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara, and then wander the streets of El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mundomar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Benidorm road trip tool.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Alicante International Airport, San Javier Airport and Valencia Airport. In April in Benidorm, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cinque Terre.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Benidorm to Cinque Terre takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train. Traveling from Benidorm in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Trails · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Province of Alicante travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · Landmarks
One of the country’s most prosperous regions, Alicante Province is known for near-perfect climatic conditions, arguably the best in the country, and a series of sandy beaches and seaside resorts ideal for a relaxing holiday. Despite the prosperity driven by tourism, modernity runs right alongside tradition in this province, and visitors are often surprised to find hamlets completely unaffected by the 21st century hidden in the rugged mountains of the interior. A region of contrasts, the province is home to a diverse population, including a huge community of Nordic residents who have found homes away from home in the small settlements along the coast.