16 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

16 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Genoa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Sanremo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Sarzana
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
End: New York City

6
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Popular historic sites such as Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Vernazza and a bandeta. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Cinque Terre Trails (in Cinque Terre), Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre (in Riomaggiore) and Monterosso al Mare (Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Il Bazar, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, and stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa day trip planner.

New York City, USA to Genoa is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of subway, train, and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Genoa due to the time zone difference. In June in Genoa, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sanremo.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Santuario di Montallegro, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Baia del Silenzio
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Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi

4
nights
Sanremo

Sanremo ©
Museo dell'Olivo and Museo del Clown - Villa Grock will appeal to museum buffs. Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) and Budello di Alassio will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte di Toirano (in Toirano), Parco acquatico Le Caravelle (in Ceriale) and Centro Storico di Albenga (in Albenga).

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sanremo road trip planning website.

Drive from Genoa to Sanremo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Sanremo, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sarzana.

Things to do in Sanremo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Imperia, Pista Ciclabile della Riviera Ligure, Grotte di Toirano, Parco acquatico Le Caravelle, Budello di Alassio
Highlights from your plan
Grotte di Toirano ©
Grotte di Toirano
Budello di Alassio ©
Budello di Alassio
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) ©
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)

3
nights
Sarzana

Sarzana ©
Sarzana is a town, comune (municipality) and former short-lived Catholic bishopric in the Province of La Spezia, of Liguria region, northwestern Italy, 15km east of Spezia, on the railway to Pisa, at the point where the railway to Parma diverges to the north. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Pietro Church and Castello di Levanto. Do your shopping at Viky V sarzana and Dea Moda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarzana: Porto Venere (Portovenere & Isola Palmaria) and Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Punta Corvo, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Lerici.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarzana road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sanremo to Sarzana takes 4 hours. Traveling from Sanremo in June, Sarzana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarzana

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Porto Venere, Levanto, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, Castello di Lerici, Punta Corvo
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Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro

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