23 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

23 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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23 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  7 h 30 min
1
Genoa
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Alassio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Porto Venere
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
4
Cinque Terre
— 8 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Oslo, Norway

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante), Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto (in Varazze) and Santuario di Montallegro (in Rapallo). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, take in the waterfront at Old Port, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa online visit planner .

Oslo, Norway to Genoa is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in June, with highs in Genoa at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Alassio.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Camogli, Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto, Santuario di Montallegro, Santa Margherita Ligure, Baia del Silenzio
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

5
nights
Alassio

Alassio ©
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alassio: Imperia (Museo della Comunicazione - Voci nell'etere & Chiesa Ave Maris Stella A Borgo Marina), Sanremo (Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) & Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo) and Bagni Aurora (in Spotorno). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Finalborgo, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Vena, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Cervo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni Costa d'Oro.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Alassio trip builder app .

You can take a train from Genoa to Alassio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Alassio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albenga, Finale Ligure, Sanremo, Cervo, Imperia
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Bagni Serenval ©
Bagni Serenval
Finalborgo ©
Finalborgo
Budello di Alassio ©
Budello di Alassio

4
nights
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto Venere: Castello di San Terenzo (in San Terenzo) and Sarzana (Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta & Pieve di Sant'Andrea).

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Porto Venere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alassio to Porto Venere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Alassio in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Porto Venere, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lerici, Sarzana
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Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

8
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step out of Cinque Terre to go to Levanto and see Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre footpaths, and get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

For where to stay, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre driving holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Porto Venere to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

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