10 days in Cinque Terre, Alba & Milan Itinerary

10 days in Cinque Terre, Alba & Milan Itinerary

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10 days in Cinque Terre, Alba & Milan Itinerary

Atlanta
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Alba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
Atlanta

4
days
Cinque Terre

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Biking Trails Levanto - Framura and Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino. Get in touch with nature at Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca and Isola Palmaria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Palazzi dei Rolli (in Genoa), Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco (in Monterosso al Mare), San Pietro Church (in Porto Venere), Pisa (Camposanto & Piazza dei Cavalieri), Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo (in Chiavari) and Santuario di Montenero (in Livorno). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church and learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon.

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Atlanta, USA to Cinque Terre is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Cinque Terre is 6 hours. While traveling from Atlanta, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cinque Terre, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alba.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Sightseeing Trails

Side Trips

Pisa, Porto Venere, Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo, Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino, Santuario di Montenero
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Isola Palmaria
Piazza dei Cavalieri

2
days
Alba

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Fratelli Aimasso, trek along Strada Romantica delle Langhe e il Roero, and then steep yourself in history at La Bollente. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Cantina Mauro Sebaste, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Grinzane Cavour, then do a tasting at Cantina Francesco Borgogno, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico.

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Drive from Cinque Terre to Alba in 3.5 hours. In March, Alba is a bit cooler than Cinque Terre - with highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Alba

Sightseeing Wineries Trails

Side Trips

Strada Romantica delle Langhe e il Roero, Cantina Francesco Borgogno, La Bollente, Azienda Agricola Fratelli Aimasso, Castello di Grinzane Cavour
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La Bollente
Castello di Grinzane Cavour
Cantina Mauro Sebaste

2
days
Milan

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 16th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Ducale, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Como, and then don't miss a visit to Dialogo Nel Buio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Sempione, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, and finally make a trip to Piazza Vecchia.

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You can drive from Alba to Milan in 2 hours. While traveling from Alba, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bergamo, Piazza Ducale, Lake Como
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Piazza Vecchia
Lake Como
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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