8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner

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Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto Venere
— 1 night
Drive
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Portofino
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 1 day
Train
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Portofino
— 1 night
Drive
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Genoa
— 1 day
Drive
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Portofino
— 1 night
Drive
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Pisa
— 1 night
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Pisa

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Pisa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, then admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Sisto in Cortevecchia, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo della Carovana.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip builder website.

Izmir, Turkey to Pisa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Izmir in September, expect Pisa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Pisa

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Porto Venere

— 1 night
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at La Baia Blu - Stabilimento Balneare, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Palmaria, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porto Venere trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pisa to Porto Venere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Porto Venere sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portofino.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portofino

— 2 nights
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portofino vacation maker site.

You can drive from Porto Venere to Portofino in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portofino when traveling from Porto Venere in September, with lows around 22°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Portofino

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation

Cinque Terre

— 1 day

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 24th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then take a stroll around Vernazza.

For photos and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Portofino to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portofino in September, Cinque Terre is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Portofino.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails · Shopping

Portofino

— 1 night
To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Portofino route site.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Portofino takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portofino, with lows around 22°C. You will leave for Genoa on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Portofino

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation

Genoa

— 1 day
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a stroll through Boccadasse, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, then take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Portofino to Genoa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Genoa, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Portofino.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods · Museums

Portofino

— 1 night
To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portofino online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Genoa to Portofino takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Pisa.

Things to do in Portofino

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation

Pisa

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa, contemplate the long history of Camposanto, then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Portofino to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pisa when traveling from Portofino in September, with lows around 17°C. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites