25 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

25 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italian Riviera trip itinerary planner

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Cinque Terre
— 8 nights
Drive
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Porto Venere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Finale Ligure
— 6 nights
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Cinque Terre

— 8 nights

Italian Riviera

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: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and stroll through Cinque Terre footpaths.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip maker.

Athens, Greece to Cinque Terre is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Cinque Terre due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in June: high temperatures in Cinque Terre hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Porto Venere

— 4 nights
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto Venere: Sarzana (Pieve di Sant'Andrea & Vallardi Galleria d'Arte). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Portovenere, look for all kinds of wild species at Isola Palmaria, stop by Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale, and head off the coast to Isola del Tino.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porto Venere trip site.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Genoa

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure), Focaccia al Formaggio (in Recco) and Sestri Levante (Silentbay Charter, Baia del Silenzio, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, don't miss a visit to Palazzi dei Rolli, take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, and take in the waterfront at Old Port.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Genoa trip itinerary planning tool.

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 June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Genoa, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Finale Ligure.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Finale Ligure

— 6 nights
Finale Ligure is a comune on the Gulf of Genoa in the Province of Savona in Liguria, Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Finale Ligure side-trips: Basilica del Sacro Cuore di Gesu (in Bussana), Santuario della Madonna Miracolosa (in Taggia) and Sanremo (Chiesa Santo Stefano, Santuario Madonna Della Costa, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Varigotti Beach, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Albenga, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Cervo, and make a trip to Finalborgo.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Finale Ligure attractions planner.

Getting from Genoa to Finale Ligure by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Finale Ligure can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Finale Ligure

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Italian Riviera travel guide

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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.