9 days in Liguria Itinerary

9 days in Liguria Itinerary

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9 days in Liguria Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Genoa
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Porto Venere
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Denver

2
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.
Step out of Genoa to go to Sestri Levante and see Baia del Silenzio, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, take in the waterfront at Old Port, and enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto.

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Denver, USA to Genoa is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Denver to Genoa, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in May since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Baia del Silenzio
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

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.
Cinque Terre is known for trails, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare, trek along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

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Traveling by train from Genoa to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

2
nights
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head off the coast to Isola Palmaria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church, and then wander the streets of Portovenere.

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Ride a ferry from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Porto Venere sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Santuario di Nostra Signora degli Angeli
Highlights from your plan
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria