7 days in Cinque Terre, Portofino & Florence Itinerary

7 days in Cinque Terre, Portofino & Florence Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Cinque Terre
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Train
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Portofino
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cinque Terre — 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore hidden gems such as Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours and Portovenere. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere (in La Spezia), Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto) and San Pietro Church (in Porto Venere). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cinque Terre is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Cinque Terre, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect nights in Cinque Terre to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Portofino.
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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 10th (Tue), go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino, explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portofino online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Portofino takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Portofino when traveling from Cinque Terre in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Portofino to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Portofino in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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