21 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

21 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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21 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Start: Sao Luis
+3
Fly + train + foot + bus:  24​h
1
Porto Venere
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Cinque Terre
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Genoa
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Imperia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Sao Luis

2
nights
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Portovenere and Basilica Catedrale di Santa Maria Assunta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. San Pietro Church and Pieve di Sant'Andrea will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Chiesa di San Lazzaro in Sarzana (about 36 minutes away).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Porto Venere online sightseeing planner .

Sao Luis, Brazil to Porto Venere is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Luis to Porto Venere. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Luis in November, with highs in Porto Venere at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Sarzana
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
De Gustibus ©
De Gustibus
Pieve di Sant'Andrea ©
Pieve di Sant'Andrea

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Cinque Terre Trails and Borgo Storico di Corniglia. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia di Fegina and Bagno Maurizio. There's lots more to do: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Giovanni Battista, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Porto Venere to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bagno Maurizio
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Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

5
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.
Let the collections at Museo di Palazzo Reale and Museo della Croce Rossa Italiana e Biblioteca di Diritto Umanitario capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante), Presepe Meccanizzato (in Campo Ligure) and Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa (in Santa Margherita Ligure). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Dialogo nel Buio, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, explore the galleries of Santuario di N.S. di Misericordia, and pause for some serene contemplation at S. Nicolò di Capodimonte.

Before you visit Genoa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Genoa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Imperia.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Camogli, Savona, Santa Margherita Ligure, Presepe Meccanizzato, Baia del Silenzio
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Museo di Palazzo Reale ©
Museo di Palazzo Reale
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©

4
nights
Imperia

Imperia ©
Imperia is a coastal city and comune in the region of Liguria, Italy. Get some historical perspective at Centro Storico Zuccarello and Santuario di Nostra Signora delle Grazie. Relax by the water at Spiaggia l'Anciua and Bagni Vittoria Celle ligure. Get out of town with these interesting Imperia side-trips: Bordighera (Chiesa di Sant'Ampelio & Fondazione Pompeo Mariani), Ventimiglia (Museo Civico Archeologico Girolamo Rossi & Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) and Albenga (Centro Storico di Albenga, Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo della Comunicazione - Voci nell'etere, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Cervo, pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio di San Pietro, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Santa Maria Immacolata Frati Cappuccini.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Imperia road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Genoa to Imperia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Imperia sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Imperia

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Albenga, Ventimiglia, Bordighera, Bagni Vittoria Celle ligure, Centro Storico di Cervo
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Chiesa di Sant'Ampelio ©
Chiesa di Sant'Ampelio
Spiaggia l'Anciua ©
Spiaggia l'Anciua

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