13 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

13 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Fly to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Drive to Santa Margherita Ligure
Santa Margherita Ligure
— 2 nights
Cinque Terre
— 6 nights
Finale Ligure
— 3 nights
Drive to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Fly to Stockholm


Santa Margherita Ligure — 2 nights

Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. Visit Abbazia di San Fruttuoso and Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Baia del Silenzio and San Michele di Pagana. Change things up with a short trip to Bagni Marini in Lavagna (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bagni Marina Stabilimento Balneare, trek along Camogli - San Rocco - Batterie - San Fruttuoso Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ente Parco di Portofino.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Margherita Ligure trip itinerary maker website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Santa Margherita Ligure is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in August, with highs in Santa Margherita Ligure at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
Side Trips

Cinque Terre — 6 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia di Fegina and Bagni Aldebaran. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cinque Terre Trails and Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto), Boccadasse (in Genoa) and Porto Venere (Portovenere & San Pietro Church). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, hike along Trail 2, get outside with Beach Bar Stella Marina, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Santa Margherita Ligure in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cinque Terre, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Finale Ligure.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Finale Ligure — 3 nights

Finale Ligure is a comune on the Gulf of Genoa in the Province of Savona in Liguria, Italy. Get in touch with nature at Baia dei Saraceni and Grotte di Toirano. Visit Varigotti Beach and Bagni Marechiaro for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Finale Ligure side-trips: Budello di Alassio (in Alassio), Bagni Regina (in Andora) and Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto (in Varazze). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Il Cavallino Bianco Beach and take advantage of the amenities at Bagni Wanda.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Finale Ligure road trip tool.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Finale Ligure in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Finale Ligure sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Italian Riviera travel guide

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.