6 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

6 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italian Riviera travel planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
Train to Firenze Rifredi, Fly to Vienna



— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Genoa tour itinerary planner.

Vienna, Austria to Genoa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Vienna in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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Cinque Terre

— 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cinque Terre Trails and Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore. Visit Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco and Borgo Storico di Corniglia for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giovanni Battista, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Fegina, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Genoa to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Italian Riviera travel guide

Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Sandwiched between the Ligurian Sea and the Alps and Apennines, the Italian Riviera is a narrow coastal strip with a string of places to visit, from upscale seaside resorts to fishing villages. It's enormously popular with both Italian and foreign tourists. You can easily escape the crowds by venturing farther away from the sea and sightseeing in the hillside villages of the inland area. The western section of the Riviera is touted for its roses, almonds, and citrus groves, while the eastern part features a much more rugged terrain and several nature and marine preserves. The Riviera's mild climate and its charming fishing ports have made it not only a popular holiday destination for tourists, but also an inspiration for artists like Byron and Shelley, both of whom traveled extensively here.