25 days in Liguria Itinerary

25 days in Liguria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Liguria trip planner

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Cinque Terre
— 7 nights
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Porto Venere
— 4 nights
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Genoa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sanremo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Finale Ligure
— 4 nights
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Cinque Terre

— 7 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to La Spezia (Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere & Monumento a Garibaldi) and Levanto (Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura & Levanto to Monterosso Trail). There's lots more to do: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and take a memorable tour with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre route tool.

Athens, Greece to Cinque Terre is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Cinque Terre is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in May, things will get little chillier in Cinque Terre: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porto Venere

— 4 nights
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto Venere: Pieve di Sant'Andrea (in Sarzana), Cantine Lunae (in Colombiera-Molicciara) and Azienda Vinicola Baia Del Sole - Federici (in Ortonovo). There's still lots to do: stop by Portovenere, make a trip to Piscina Naturale Portovenere E Palmaria, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto Venere trip app.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Genoa

— 5 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante), Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure) and Chiesa di Santa Croce e Oratorio dei Disciplinanti (in Moneglia). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, admire the striking features of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Genoa tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Porto Venere to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto Venere in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Genoa, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sanremo.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sanremo

— 4 nights
Explore Sanremo's surroundings by going to Sentiero degli Alpini (in Triora), Ventimiglia (Cactusmania Di Manera Bruno & Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury) and Museo dell'Olivo (in Imperia).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanremo driving holiday planner.

Getting from Genoa to Sanremo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Sanremo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Finale Ligure.

Things to do in Sanremo

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Finale Ligure

— 4 nights
Finale Ligure is a comune on the Gulf of Genoa in the Province of Savona in Liguria, Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Finale Ligure: Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano (in Albenga), Cooperativa Olivicola Arnasco (in Arnasco) and Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto (in Varazze). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Varigotti Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Budello di Alassio, make a trip to Muretto di Alassio, and Head underground at Grotte di Toirano.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Finale Ligure road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sanremo to Finale Ligure takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Finale Ligure sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Finale Ligure

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Liguria travel guide

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Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Two millennia ago the whole of northwestern Italy was inhabited by the Liguris, the people from whom the region of Liguria gets its name. Today, this northwestern region of Italy is home to seaside resort towns often compared to Cannes and Monaco. Liguria's coastline is dotted with dozens of sandy, rocky, and pebbly beaches. Genoa, a thriving urban center and the country's largest commercial port, is also here. An easily accessible holiday destination, the region features an excellent network of roads and railroad lines that run the length of the coast, linking the popular Italian Riviera with France and the rest of Europe, which makes it especially convenient if you’re planning trips to other areas. Whether you choose to travel by train or car, the journey takes you through tunnel after tunnel and past villages, vineyards, and olive groves.