7 days in Cinque Terre & Sestri Levante Itinerary

7 days in Cinque Terre & Sestri Levante Itinerary

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7 days in Cinque Terre & Sestri Levante Itinerary

Start: Cinque Terre
1
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Sestri Levante
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
End: Cinque Terre

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Porto Venere (Portovenere & Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo)) and La Spezia (Museo Civico Etnografico & Museo Diocesano Della Spezia). There's still lots to do: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails, stroll through Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, and get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Pisa International Airport and Peretola Airport. May in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Sestri Levante.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

La Spezia, Porto Venere
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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nights
Sestri Levante

Sestri Levante ©
Sestri Levante is a town and comune in Liguria, Italy. On the 10th (Sun), get outside with Esplorazioni a Vela, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria di Nazareth, then stroll through Baia del Silenzio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata, and finally trek along Hike the Punta Manara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, then wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ente Parco di Portofino, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sestri Levante day trip app .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Sestri Levante in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May in Sestri Levante, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Sestri Levante

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure
Ente Parco di Portofino ©
Ente Parco di Portofino

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