7 days in Portofino & Cinque Terre Itinerary

7 days in Portofino & Cinque Terre Itinerary

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Fly to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Drive to Portofino
— 1 night
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights


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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino, then admire the striking features of Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Di San Martino.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portofino travel site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Portofino is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Portofino at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Piazza dei Miracoli), Lucca (Torre Guinigi, Piazza Anfiteatro, &more) and Genoa (Old Port, Boccadasse, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, identify plant and animal life at Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and stroll through Cinque Terre Trails.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Portofino to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portofino in October, plan for little chillier nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Side Trips
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