10 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

10 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italian Riviera vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Train
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Genoa
— 3 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to San Francisco

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Cinque Terre

— 5 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You've now added Spiaggia di Fegina to your itinerary. Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Piazza dei Miracoli) and Lucca (Piazza Anfiteatro, San Michele in Foro, &more). There's lots more to do: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder app.

San Francisco, USA to Cinque Terre is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Cinque Terre due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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Genoa

— 3 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.
Genoa is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, and take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa online trip maker.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Genoa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cinque Terre in May since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.