25 days in Liguria Itinerary

25 days in Liguria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Liguria journey planner

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Fly to Pisa International Airport, Drive to Lerici
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Lerici
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 6 nights
Train
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Genoa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sanremo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Finale Ligure
— 5 nights
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Lerici

— 2 nights
Lerici is a town and comune in the province of La Spezia in Liguria (northern Italy), part of the Italian Riviera. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro and Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta. Change things up with a short trip to Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo) in Porto Venere (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Cantine Lunae, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora degli Angeli, take in nature's colorful creations at La Marrana Arte Ambientale, and don't miss a visit to Villa Magni.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lerici trip builder app.

Athens, Greece to Lerici is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Lerici due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in May: high temperatures in Lerici hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Lerici

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 6 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Borgo Storico di Manarola and Borgo Antico. Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Levanto to Monterosso Trail (in Levanto), La Spezia (Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, Ponte Thaon di Revel, &more) and Portovenere (in Porto Venere). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lerici to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or ride a ferry. In May in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Genoa

— 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato and Hike the Punta Manara. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Abbazia di San Fruttuoso (in Camogli), Arenzano (Parco Comunale di Arenzano & Basilica di Gesu Bambino) and Sestri Levante (Baia del Silenzio & Basilica di Santa Maria di Nazareth). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, step into the grandiose world of D'Albertis Castle, steep yourself in history at Palazzo San Giorgio, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa travel website.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Genoa, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sanremo.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sanremo

— 4 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Logge di Santa Chiara and Dolceacqua. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sanremo: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (in Ventimiglia), Ponte Vecchio (in Dolceacqua) and Imperia (Porto Oneglia, Museo dell'Olivo, &more).

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sanremo trip builder site.

Drive from Genoa to Sanremo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Sanremo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Finale Ligure.

Things to do in Sanremo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Finale Ligure

— 5 nights
Finale Ligure is a comune on the Gulf of Genoa in the Province of Savona in Liguria, Italy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico di Albenga and Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista. Explore Finale Ligure's surroundings by going to Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano (in Albenga), Laigueglia (Lungomare di Laigueglia & Colla Micheri Medieval Village) and Alassio (I Giardini di Villa della Pergola, Lungomare Angelo Ciccione, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Del Finale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Varigotti Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Sistine Chapel Savona, and go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Loano.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Finale Ligure online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sanremo to Finale Ligure takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Finale Ligure can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Finale Ligure

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.