7 days in Liguria Itinerary

7 days in Liguria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Liguria trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Train
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Genoa
— 3 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Ayia Napa

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Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Ponte Thaon di Revel (in La Spezia) and Portovenere (in Porto Venere). There's lots more to do: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre online route planner.

Ayia Napa, Cyprus to Cinque Terre is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ayia Napa to Cinque Terre is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ayia Napa in May, expect Cinque Terre to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

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.
On the 28th (Sat), take a stroll through Boccadasse, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, and then get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Port.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Cinque Terre in May, with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Liguria travel guide

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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.