10 days in Cinque Terre, Alba & Milan Itinerary

10 days in Cinque Terre, Alba & Milan Itinerary

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Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
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Alba
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre — 4 nights

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 Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura and Isola Palmaria. Escape the urban bustle at Ente Parco di Portofino and Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca. Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Palazzi dei Rolli (in Genoa), San Pietro Church (in Porto Venere) and Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo (in Chiavari). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Montenero, learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, and don't miss a visit to Knights’ Square.

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Atlanta, USA to Cinque Terre is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Atlanta in March, plan for slightly colder days in Cinque Terre, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alba.
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Alba — 2 nights

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at Azienda Agricola Fratelli Aimasso, trek along Strada Romantica delle Langhe e il Roero, and then contemplate the long history of La Bollente. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Cantina Mauro Sebaste, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, then do a tasting at Cantina Francesco Borgogno, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico.

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Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Alba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cinque Terre in March, expect Alba to be a bit cooler, temps between 55°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Milan — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Ducale, then explore the activities along Lago di Como, and then don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio. On the next day, stroll around Sempione Park, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Vecchia.

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You can drive from Alba to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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