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4 days in Liguria Itinerary
Drive: 4h 45min
Genoa— 1 night
Train: 1h 15min
Cinque Terre— 2 nights
Drive: 6h 15min
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Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.On the 24th (Thu), make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio, then take in the waterfront at Old Port, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa.
For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa road trip website .
Zurich, Switzerland to Genoa is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Zurich in October, expect Genoa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.
Things to do in Genoa
Baia del Silenzio
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Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Here are some ideas for day two: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, then trek along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, then hike along Cinque Terre Trails, and finally look for gifts at Fannys Bazar.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder site .
Take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Genoa in October, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
Things to do in Cinque Terre
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