15 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

15 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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15 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + train:  20​h 30​min
1
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Porto Venere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Alassio
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Genoa
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  19​h
End: Sao Paulo

4
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.
Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. There's lots more to do: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cinque Terre is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cinque Terre, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to ride a 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

1
night
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
On the 23rd (Sun), Head underground at Grotta di Byron, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church, then look for gifts at Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale, then don't miss a visit to Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo), and finally wander the streets of Portovenere.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Venere trip itinerary builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Porto Venere are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alassio.

Things to do in Porto Venere

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Portovenere ©
Portovenere

3
nights
Alassio

Alassio ©
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. Explore Alassio's surroundings by going to Museo della Comunicazione - Voci nell'etere (in Imperia), Baia dei Saraceni (in Varigotti) and Sanremo (Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) & Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo). There's much more to do: make a trip to Finalborgo, Head underground at Grotte di Borgio Verezzi, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Nicade, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Budello di Alassio.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alassio trip planner .

You can drive from Porto Venere to Alassio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June in Alassio, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Alassio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sanremo, Albenga, Finale Ligure, Museo della Comunicazione - Voci nell'etere, Grotte di Borgio Verezzi
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Bagni Nicade ©
Bagni Nicade
Finalborgo ©
Finalborgo
Budello di Alassio ©
Budello di Alassio

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure), Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto (in Varazze) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). There's lots more 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, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, and take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Genoa road trip app .

Traveling by train from Alassio to Genoa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

All About Apple Museum, Baia del Silenzio, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto, Santa Margherita Ligure
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio

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