10 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

10 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italian Riviera attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Genoa
— 2 nights
Train
2
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Porto Venere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Alassio
— 2 nights
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Genoa

— 2 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, take a stroll through Boccadasse, and don't miss a visit to Museo di Palazzo Reale.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Genoa tour itinerary planner.

Green Bay, USA to Genoa is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Green Bay to Genoa due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Green Bay, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Genoa, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

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.
Cinque Terre is known for trails, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, and stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre online travel route planner.

Take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Genoa in March since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

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. On the 27th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Isola Palmaria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church, and then visit Portovenere.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Venere travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Alassio.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

Alassio

— 2 nights
Alassio is a town and comune in the province of Savona situated in the western coast of Liguria, Northern Italy, approximately 80km from the French border.Alassio is known for its natural and scenic views. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo, grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo, then make a trip to Muretto di Alassio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Budello di Alassio.

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Traveling by car from Porto Venere to Alassio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. March in Alassio sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 47°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Alassio

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

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.