13 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

13 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italian Riviera Trip Planner
Make it your trip
Santa Margherita Ligure
— 2 nights
Cinque Terre
— 6 nights
Finale Ligure
— 3 nights


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 Spiaggia Minaglia Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bagni Marini in Lavagna (about 42 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, identify plant and animal life at Ente Parco di Portofino, and stroll through San Michele di Pagana.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Margherita Ligure day trip planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Santa Margherita Ligure is an approximately 25-hour car ride. Traveling from Stockholm in August, expect Santa Margherita Ligure to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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.
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 Church of San Giovanni Battista. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Genoa (Boccadasse & Via Giuseppe Garibaldi), Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto) and Porto Venere (Portovenere & San Pietro Church). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. The adventure continues: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, make a trip to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, and hike along Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre day trip website.

Getting from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Santa Margherita Ligure in August, with lows around 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 Il Cavallino Bianco Beach. Visit Varigotti Beach and Bagni Marechiaro for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Finale Ligure side-trips: Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto (in Varazze), Budello di Alassio (in Alassio) and Bagni Regina (in Andora). There's more to do: Head underground at Grotte di Toirano and kick back and relax at Bagni Wanda.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Finale Ligure online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Finale Ligure takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Finale Ligure sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Italian Riviera travel guide

Aquariums · Beaches · Landmarks
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.