21 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

21 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Santa Margherita Ligure
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Finale Ligure
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Imperia
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Dallas

4
nights
Santa Margherita Ligure

Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. Visit San Michele di Pagana and Spiaggia Minaglia Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santuario di Montallegro and Villa Durazzo. Venture out of the city with trips to Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante), Bagni Marini (in Lavagna) and Centro Storico (in Chiavari). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, walk around Ente Parco di Portofino, enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, and contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santa Margherita Ligure trip site.

Dallas, USA to Santa Margherita Ligure is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Santa Margherita Ligure is 7 hours. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect Santa Margherita Ligure to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Santa Margherita Ligure

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rapallo, Camogli, Chiavari, Portofino, Bagni Marina Stabilimento Balneare
Highlights from your plan
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Santuario di Montallegro ©
Santuario di Montallegro
San Michele di Pagana ©
San Michele di Pagana

5
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
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 San Pietro Church and Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco and Cinque Terre Trails. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto), Portovenere (in Porto Venere) and Genoa (Romeo Viganotti & Boccadasse). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and stop by Cantina du Sciacchetra.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre day trip planner.

You can take a train from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Santa Margherita Ligure in September, plan for little chillier nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Finale Ligure.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Porto Venere, Genoa, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

4
nights
Finale Ligure

Finale Ligure ©
Finale Ligure is a comune on the Gulf of Genoa in the Province of Savona in Liguria, Italy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baia dei Saraceni and Bagni Hilton. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Storico di Albenga and Fortezza del Priamar. When in Finale Ligure, make a side trip to see Sistine Chapel Savona in Savona, approximately Savona away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Varigotti Beach, stroll through Bagni Wanda, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Toirano, and make a trip to Finalborgo.

Make your Finale Ligure itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Finale Ligure in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Finale Ligure, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Imperia.

Things to do in Finale Ligure

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Savona, Albenga, Bagni Hilton, Varesina Beach, Grotte di Toirano
Highlights from your plan
Grotte di Toirano ©
Grotte di Toirano
Fortezza del Priamar ©
Fortezza del Priamar
Alimentari Claudio e Adele ©
Alimentari Claudio e Adele

5
nights
Imperia

Imperia ©
Imperia is a coastal city and comune in the region of Liguria, Italy. We've included these beaches for you: Lungomare Angelo Ciccione and Bagni Nicade. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo dell'Olivo and Museo del Clown - Villa Grock. Venture out of the city with trips to Bagni Regina (in Andora), Alassio (Budello di Alassio & Muretto di Alassio) and Sanremo (Villa Nobel, Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio), &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Cervo, admire the natural beauty at Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury, grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclabile della Riviera Ligure, and look for gifts at La Tana del Bianconiglio.

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You can take a train from Finale Ligure to Imperia in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Imperia when traveling from Finale Ligure in September, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Imperia

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sanremo, Alassio, Bagni Regina, Centro Storico di Cervo, Pista Ciclabile della Riviera Ligure
Highlights from your plan
Bagni Regina ©
Bagni Regina
Museo del Clown - Villa Grock ©
Museo del Clown - Villa Grock
Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio) ©
Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio)

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