42 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

42 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Scoglio Ciamia (in Framura), Bonassola (Madonnina della Punta, Salto della Lepre, &more) and Bagni Stella (in Deiva Marina). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, make a trip to Borgo Antico, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre day trip planning site.

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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Athens in August, with highs in Cinque Terre at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Levanto, Bonassola, Scoglio Ciamia, Bagni Stella, Sun Beach
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Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours ©
Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto Venere: Sarzana (Arcieri Sarzana & Pieve di Sant'Andrea). Next up on the itinerary: visit Portovenere, take a tour by water with Navigacongusto, make a trip to Villa Romana del Varignano, and step off the mainland to explore Isola del Tino.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto Venere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sarzana, La Baia Blu - Stabilimento Balneare
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Navigacongusto ©
Navigacongusto
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria

11
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Genoa: Sestri Levante (Esplorazioni a Vela, Liguria Escursioni Quad, &more), Lavagna (Oratorio della Santissima Trinita & Basilica di Santo Stefano) and Santa Margherita Ligure (Villa Durazzo, Seghezzo, &more). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, visit Boccadasse, and take in the waterfront at Old Port.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Genoa online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto Venere to Genoa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto Venere in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sanremo.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Sestri Levante, Santa Margherita Ligure, Camogli, Lavagna, Monte Reixa
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi

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Sanremo

Sanremo ©
Explore Sanremo's surroundings by going to Casa Natale di Andrea Doria (in Oneglia), Imperia (Borgo Marina Diving Center a.s.d., Chiesa Ave Maris Stella A Borgo Marina, &more) and Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury (in Ventimiglia).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sanremo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Genoa to Sanremo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Sanremo, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Finale Ligure.

Things to do in Sanremo

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imperia, Bordighera, Ventimiglia, Pista Ciclabile della Riviera Ligure, Pista Ciclabile Riva Ligure - Arma di Taggia
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La Caletta ©
La Caletta
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) ©
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)
Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury ©

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Finale Ligure

Finale Ligure ©
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: Chiesa di San Pietro (in Savona), Alassio (Budello di Alassio, Bagni St. Anna, &more) and Marina di Andora (Guacamaya - Rivieravela & Bagni Costa d'Oro). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Finalborgo, kick back and relax at Varigotti Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Punta Crena, and get outside with Bagni Ondina.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Finale Ligure trip planner.

You can drive from Sanremo to Finale Ligure in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sanremo in September, Finale Ligure is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Finale Ligure

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Alassio, Andora, Albenga, Savona, Cervo
Highlights from your plan
Guacamaya - Rivieravela ©
Guacamaya - Rivieravela
Finalborgo ©
Finalborgo
Il Cavallino Bianco Beach ©
Il Cavallino Bianco Beach

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