15 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

15 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
Porto Venere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Toronto


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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Genoa: Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure), Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Camogli (Abbazia di San Fruttuoso & Oratorio di San Prospero e Santa Caterina). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, admire the landmark architecture of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Genoa trip maker app.

Toronto, Canada to Genoa is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Genoa is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Toronto in May since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Baia del Silenzio
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Cinque Terre is known for trails, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take a stroll around Vernazza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Genoa to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Cinque Terre. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

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

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 4th (Thu), stop by Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro Church, then don't miss a visit to Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo), and finally wander the streets of Portovenere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Palazzata a Mare, don't miss a visit to Piscina Naturale Portovenere E Palmaria, and then head off the coast to Isola Palmaria.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto Venere trip maker app.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. June in Porto Venere sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Alassio.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Neighborhoods Wildlife Nature
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Portovenere ©
Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria


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. Change things up with these side-trips from Alassio: Sanremo (Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) & Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo), Finalborgo (in Finalborgo) and Savona (Monumento ai Caduti 1915-18 - “Rintocchi e Memorie”, Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista in San Domenico, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Budello di Alassio, take an in-depth tour of Museo della Comunicazione - Voci nell'etere, admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano, and contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Albenga.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Alassio vacation builder.

Drive from Porto Venere to Alassio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Alassio are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alassio

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Savona, Albenga, Sanremo, Museo della Comunicazione - Voci nell'etere, Finalborgo
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Budello di Alassio ©
Budello di Alassio
Finalborgo ©
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) ©
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)