8 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

8 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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8 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Genoa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
End: Lisbon

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.
Visit Cinque Terre Trails and Borgo Storico di Corniglia for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Portovenere and Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. There's lots more to do: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giovanni Battista, admire the striking features of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Cinque Terre is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Cinque Terre due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

3
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.
Boccadasse and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Chiesa dei Santi Vittore e Carlo will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Genoa with a short trip to Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, take an in-depth tour of Museo di Palazzo Reale, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Doria Tursi, and make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Genoa tour site .

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 September, Genoa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Baia del Silenzio
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©

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