5 days in Liguria Itinerary

5 days in Liguria Itinerary

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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

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 4th (Mon): trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Fegina, then kick back and relax at Levanto Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santuario Nostra Signora delle Grazie.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre journey planner.

Milan to Cinque Terre is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in October: highs in Cinque Terre hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 6th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Silenzio. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, then take in the waterfront at Old Port, and finally take a stroll through Boccadasse.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Genoa online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Genoa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.