13 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

13 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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13 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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

1
day
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
On the 25th (Mon), take a stroll through Portovenere, then steep yourself in history at Porta del Borgo, and then head off the coast to Isola Palmaria.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Porto Venere trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Porto Venere is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in May: high temperatures in Porto Venere hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can ride a 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco and Levanto to Monterosso Trail. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Porto Venere to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alassio.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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. Explore Alassio's surroundings by going to Pista Ciclabile della Riviera Ligure (in San Lorenzo al Mare), Grotte di Borgio Verezzi (in Borgio Verezzi) and Museo dell'Olivo (in Imperia). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Lungomare Angelo Ciccione, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio), explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano, and get to know the fascinating history of Colla Micheri Medieval Village.

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Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Alassio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. 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, Museo dell'Olivo, Pista Ciclabile della Riviera Ligure, Grotte di Borgio Verezzi, Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio)
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Bagni Garibaldi ©
Bagni Garibaldi
Grotte di Borgio Verezzi ©
Grotte di Borgio Verezzi
Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio) ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello and Hike the Punta Manara. Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta (in Camogli), Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Centro Storico (in Chiavari). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Boccadasse, don't miss a visit to Parco Comunale di Arenzano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa online trip itinerary maker .

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. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back 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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