9 days in Genoa, Cinque Terre & Portofino Itinerary

9 days in Genoa, Cinque Terre & Portofino Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italian Riviera trip planner

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Genoa
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Train
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Portofino
— 2 nights
Drive to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Fly to Cairo

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Genoa

— 1 night
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 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Dialogo nel Buio, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. On the next day, look and learn at Osservatorio Astronomico Parco Antola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Santa Caterina, then contemplate the long history of Fortezza del Priamar, and finally enjoy the sea views from Lanterna di Genova.

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Cairo, Egypt to Genoa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Genoa is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in July; daily highs in Genoa reach 32°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Change things up with a short trip to Portovenere in Porto Venere (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take a stroll around Vernazza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, and appreciate the history behind Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Genoa to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in July, Cinque Terre is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Portofino.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Portofino

— 2 nights
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 18th (Thu), stroll through Area Marina Protetta Portofino, then go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria di Nazareth, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio della Santissima Trinita, and then don't miss a visit to Teatro Auditorium delle Clarisse.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Portofino trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Portofino takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Portofino when traveling from Cinque Terre in July, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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