28 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

28 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italian Riviera trip itinerary planner

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Porto Venere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 9 nights
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Genoa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Alassio
— 6 nights
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Porto Venere

— 3 nights
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Pietro Church and Castle dell'Aquila. Get some cultural insight at Portovenere and De Gustibus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto Venere: Museo archeologico nazionale di Luni e zona archeologica (in Ortonovo), Tellaro (Chiesa di Santa Maria Stella Maris & Chiesa di San Giorgio) and Ligonchio (in Ospitaletto). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Borgo di Ponzanello, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Ameglia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Graziella.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto Venere trip maker site.

Sao Luis, Brazil to Porto Venere is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Luis to Porto Venere, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sao Luis in October: highs in Porto Venere hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 9 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of San Frediano and Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco. Take a break from the city and head to Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Castello di Torrechiara (in Torrechiara), Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and San Michele in Foro (in Lucca). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa natale Arturo Toscanini, appreciate the history behind Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, and learn about winemaking at Buranco Agriturismo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Porto Venere to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno and Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ente Parco di Portofino and Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Rosso. Venture out of the city with trips to Forte di Gavi (in Gavi), Santa Margherita Ligure (Santa Margherita Ligure & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Dialogo nel Buio, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip planning site.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Genoa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Genoa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Alassio.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Alassio

— 6 nights
Alassio is a town and comune in the province of Savona situated in the western coast of Liguria, Northern Italy, approximately 80km from the French border.Alassio is known for its natural and scenic views. Visit Fortezza del Priamar and Castello di Grinzane Cavour for their historical value. Get outdoors at Baia dei Saraceni and Grotte di Toirano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alassio: Barolo (Chiesa di S. Donato, WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, &more), Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis (in Vicoforte) and Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo (in Sanremo). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Cervo, make a trip to Centro Storico, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Urbano di Cuneo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Multimediale della 500 Dante Giacosa.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Alassio trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Genoa to Alassio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Alassio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alassio

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Italian Riviera travel guide

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Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Sandwiched between the Ligurian Sea and the Alps and Apennines, the Italian Riviera is a narrow coastal strip with a string of places to visit, from upscale seaside resorts to fishing villages. It's enormously popular with both Italian and foreign tourists. You can easily escape the crowds by venturing farther away from the sea and sightseeing in the hillside villages of the inland area. The western section of the Riviera is touted for its roses, almonds, and citrus groves, while the eastern part features a much more rugged terrain and several nature and marine preserves. The Riviera's mild climate and its charming fishing ports have made it not only a popular holiday destination for tourists, but also an inspiration for artists like Byron and Shelley, both of whom traveled extensively here.