4 days in Liguria Itinerary

4 days in Liguria Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Cinque Terre
— 1 night



— 2 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 Genoa's surroundings by going to Sestri Levante (Baia del Silenzio & Silentbay Charter) and Abbazia di San Fruttuoso (in Camogli). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, take a stroll through Boccadasse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Genoa trip planner.

Milan to Genoa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Milan in July, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): head outdoors with Cinque Terre Trails, look for all kinds of wild species at Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and finally stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre online travel route planner.

Take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in July, plan for little chillier nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Liguria travel guide

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.