50 days in Liguria Itinerary

50 days in Liguria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Liguria trip planner

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Cinque Terre
— 10 nights
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Porto Venere
— 5 nights
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Genoa
— 20 nights
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Sanremo
— 7 nights
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Finale Ligure
— 7 nights
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Cinque Terre

— 10 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Tellaro (Chiesa di San Giorgio & Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro), La Spezia (Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Neve, &more) and Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto). There's much more to do: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and head outdoors with Cinque Terre Trails.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Cinque Terre is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Cinque Terre is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Cinque Terre. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 27:

Porto Venere

— 5 nights
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto Venere: Cantine Lunae (in Colombiera-Molicciara), Sarzana (Vallardi Galleria d'Arte, Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, &more) and Azienda Vinicola Baia Del Sole - Federici (in Ortonovo). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Portovenere, take in the waterfront at Portido Marina, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Nostra Signora degli Angeli, and learn about winemaking at De Gustibus.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto Venere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Porto Venere are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:

Genoa

— 20 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Genoa: Castello Brown (in Portofino), Recco (Focaccia al Formaggio & Santuario Nostra Signora del Suffragio) and Santa Margherita Ligure (Chiesa Di San Giacomo Di Corte, Villa Durazzo, &more). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, wander the streets of Boccadasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa trip site.

You can drive from Porto Venere to Genoa in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Porto Venere in May since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Sanremo.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 22:

Sanremo

— 7 nights
Explore Sanremo's surroundings by going to Ventimiglia (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta & Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury), Pista Ciclabile Riva Ligure - Arma di Taggia (in Arma di Taggia) and Imperia (Duomo di Oneglia San Giovanni Battista, Logge di Santa Chiara, &more).

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You can drive from Genoa to Sanremo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Finale Ligure.

Things to do in Sanremo

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 29:

Finale Ligure

— 7 nights
Finale Ligure is a comune on the Gulf of Genoa in the Province of Savona in Liguria, Italy. Explore Finale Ligure's surroundings by going to Albenga (Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano & Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo), Cervo (Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista & Centro Storico di Cervo) and Museo Etnografico Della Val Varatella (in Toirano). The adventure continues: Head underground at Grotte di Toirano, don't miss a visit to Finalborgo, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Del Finale, and get to know the fascinating history of Budello di Alassio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Finale Ligure itinerary planner.

Drive from Sanremo to Finale Ligure in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Finale Ligure sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Finale Ligure

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 5:

Liguria travel guide

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Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Two millennia ago the whole of northwestern Italy was inhabited by the Liguris, the people from whom the region of Liguria gets its name. Today, this northwestern region of Italy is home to seaside resort towns often compared to Cannes and Monaco. Liguria's coastline is dotted with dozens of sandy, rocky, and pebbly beaches. Genoa, a thriving urban center and the country's largest commercial port, is also here. An easily accessible holiday destination, the region features an excellent network of roads and railroad lines that run the length of the coast, linking the popular Italian Riviera with France and the rest of Europe, which makes it especially convenient if you’re planning trips to other areas. Whether you choose to travel by train or car, the journey takes you through tunnel after tunnel and past villages, vineyards, and olive groves.