5 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

5 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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5 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly + Tram + Train:  7​h 15​min
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Train + Tram + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bucharest

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 19th (Mon), get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre sightseeing planner .

Bucharest, Romania to Cinque Terre is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. In August in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails


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.
Head to Aquarium of Genoa and Galata Museo del Marefor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Genoa with a short trip to Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa journey tool .

You can 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 August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

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Baia del Silenzio
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Old Port ©
Old Port