5 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
— 1 night
Train to Recco, Foot to Genoa
— 2 nights


Cinque Terre — 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 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then take a leisurely stroll along Porto di Vernazza.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip planner.

London, UK to Cinque Terre is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Cinque Terre, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Cinque Terre reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. You will leave for Portofino on the 12th (Wed).
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Portofino — 1 night

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 12th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Di San Martino, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Portofino online route planner.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Portofino takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Portofino, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Genoa.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Portofino to Genoa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Genoa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you're off to Pisa.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife
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Pisa — 2 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pisa day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in October, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Pisa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
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