5 days in Liguria Itinerary

5 days in Liguria Itinerary

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5 days in Liguria Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Train + Tram + Fly:  14​h 30​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.
Step out of Genoa with an excursion to Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Genoa is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Genoa, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Genoa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

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Baia del Silenzio
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and then stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

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Take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cinque Terre, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Chiesa Di San Pietro ©
Chiesa Di San Pietro