6 days in Liguria Itinerary

6 days in Liguria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Liguria trip planner

Make it your trip
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Genoa
— 3 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Genoa

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Aquarium of Genoa and Silentbay Charter will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Sestri Levante (Baia del Silenzio & Sun Beach) and Basilica di Santo Stefano (in Lavagna). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Boccadasse, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Genoa online trip itinerary planner.

Lyon, France to Genoa is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Lyon in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 19th (Wed), make a trip to Scalinata Lardarina, then hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary website.

Getting from Genoa to Cinque Terre by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in August, Cinque Terre is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

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.