8 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

8 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Drive:  4 h 15 min
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. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, don't miss a visit to Scalinata Lardarina, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and hike along Cinque Terre footpaths.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre online tour itinerary planner.

Marseille, France to Cinque Terre is an approximately 6- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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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 ©
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. On the 20th (Thu), wander the streets of Portovenere, make a trip to Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo), look for gifts at Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro Church, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Byron.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto Venere holiday planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Porto Venere

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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale ©
Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Abbazia di San Fruttuoso (in Camogli). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Boccadasse, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, take in the waterfront at Old Port, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Genoa itinerary planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Baia del Silenzio, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi

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