8 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

8 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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8 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Start: Marseille
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Porto Venere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Genoa
— 3 nights
End: Marseille

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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. There's still lots to do: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cinque Terre trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Marseille, France to Cinque Terre is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Porto Venere.

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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

1
night
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a stroll through Portovenere, make a trip to Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo), stop by Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church, and finally Head underground at Grotta di Byron.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Venere planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Porto Venere sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Porto Venere

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Portovenere ©
Portovenere

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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.
Step out of Genoa to go to Sestri Levante and see Baia del Silenzio, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, and wander the streets of Boccadasse.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Genoa trip itinerary app .

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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Porto Venere in June, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Baia del Silenzio
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

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