8 days in Liguria Itinerary

8 days in Liguria Itinerary

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8 days in Liguria Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  14​h
1
Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Porto Venere
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
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.
Take a break from Genoa with a short trip to Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, and make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Genoa trip itinerary planning app .

Newark, USA to Genoa is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Genoa. Traveling from Newark in July, expect nights in Genoa to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Isola Palmaria, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro Church, and then take a stroll through Portovenere.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porto Venere road trip planning website .

You can drive from Genoa to Porto Venere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Genoa in July since evenings lows in Porto Venere dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria

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.
Cinque Terre is known for trails, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre Trails, and don't miss a visit to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Porto Venere to Cinque Terre by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre