13 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

13 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
1
Porto Venere
— 1 day
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
2
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Alassio
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Genoa
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Kuwait City

1
day
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. On the 25th (Mon), take a stroll through Portovenere, steep yourself in history at Porta del Borgo, and then identify plant and animal life at Isola Palmaria.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Porto Venere tour itinerary builder website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Porto Venere is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Porto Venere due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuwait City in May: high temperatures in Porto Venere hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Neighborhoods Wildlife Nature
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria
Porta del Borgo ©
Porta del Borgo

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco and Castello Doria. Go for a jaunt from Cinque Terre to Levanto to see Levanto to Monterosso Trail about 42 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Borgo Antico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, and get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre tour builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Porto Venere to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alassio.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Levanto to Monterosso Trail
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Borgo Antico
Borgo Antico
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Varigotti Beach and Bagni Garibaldi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alassio: Grotte di Borgio Verezzi (in Borgio Verezzi), Museo dell'Olivo (in Imperia) and Pista Ciclabile della Riviera Ligure (in San Lorenzo al Mare). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Lungomare Angelo Ciccione, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano, get to know the fascinating history of Colla Micheri Medieval Village, and admire the striking features of Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio).

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alassio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Alassio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Alassio, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Alassio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Finale Ligure, Grotte di Borgio Verezzi, Colla Micheri Medieval Village, Museo dell'Olivo, Pista Ciclabile della Riviera Ligure
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Bagni Garibaldi ©
Bagni Garibaldi
Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio) ©
Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio)
Grotte di Borgio Verezzi ©
Grotte di Borgio Verezzi

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello and Castello Brown. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Genoa: Parco Comunale di Arenzano (in Arenzano), Centro Storico (in Chiavari) and Sestri Levante (Baia del Silenzio & Hike the Punta Manara). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, step into the grandiose world of D'Albertis Castle, take a stroll through Boccadasse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea.

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Getting from Alassio to Genoa by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sestri Levante, Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta, Parco Comunale di Arenzano, Centro Storico, Castello Brown
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio

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