15 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

15 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sanremo
— 1 night
Drive
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Finale Ligure
— 4 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 4 nights
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Cinque Terre — 5 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Relax by the water at Levanto Beach and Spiaggia di Fegina. Escape the urban bustle at Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours and Cinque Terre Trails. Take a break from Cinque Terre with a short trip to Portovenere in Porto Venere, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Vernazza, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning app.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Cinque Terre is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Cinque Terre due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in July: high temperatures in Cinque Terre hover around 35°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sanremo.
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Sanremo — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Lido Foce, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo, then make a trip to Santuario Madonna Della Costa, and finally see some colorful creatures with Nautilus Technical Diving Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sanremo trip website.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Sanremo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Sanremo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Finale Ligure.
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Finale Ligure — 4 nights

Finale Ligure is a comune on the Gulf of Genoa in the Province of Savona in Liguria, Italy. We've included these beaches for you: Bagni Lido Moderno and Baia dei Saraceni. Take a break from the city and head to Bagni Serenval and 20 Riviera. When in Finale Ligure, make a side trip to see Monumento ai Caduti 1915-18 - “Rintocchi e Memorie” in Savona, approximately Savona away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at River Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Il Cavallino Bianco Beach, look for gifts at Alimentari Claudio e Adele, and cool off at Bagni Gallo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Finale Ligure trip planner.

You can drive from Sanremo to Finale Ligure in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Genoa.
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Genoa — 4 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Escape the urban bustle at Baia del Silenzio and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Area Marina Protetta Portofino (in Portofino), Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure) and Vikyru (in Sestri Levante). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, stop by Boccadasse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and take in the waterfront at Old Port.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Genoa day trip planning site.

You can drive from Finale Ligure to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Genoa, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Italian Riviera travel guide

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Sandwiched between the Ligurian Sea and the Alps and Apennines, the Italian Riviera is a narrow coastal strip with a string of places to visit, from upscale seaside resorts to fishing villages. It's enormously popular with both Italian and foreign tourists. You can easily escape the crowds by venturing farther away from the sea and sightseeing in the hillside villages of the inland area. The western section of the Riviera is touted for its roses, almonds, and citrus groves, while the eastern part features a much more rugged terrain and several nature and marine preserves. The Riviera's mild climate and its charming fishing ports have made it not only a popular holiday destination for tourists, but also an inspiration for artists like Byron and Shelley, both of whom traveled extensively here.
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