16 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

16 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italian Riviera Trip Planner
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Genoa
— 5 nights
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Rapallo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Monterosso al Mare
— 4 nights
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Genoa — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Bagni Colombo (in Varazze), Via dell'Amore (in Cinque Terre) and Al Frantoio di Aldo Armato (in Alassio). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Genoa route planner.

London, UK to Genoa is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Genoa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect Genoa to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rapallo.
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Rapallo — 5 nights

Cultural Heart of the Italian Riviera

As the Italian Riviera's largest town, Rapallo is noted for its castle perched above the sea and the colorful buildings that lead down the hill to the south-facing bay.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapallo: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Borzonasca (Oasi Belpiano & Parco Regionale dell'Aveto). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, visit Santa Margherita Ligure, and identify plant and animal life at Il Grande Blu Diving Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rapallo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Rapallo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterosso al Mare.
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Monterosso al Mare — 4 nights

Monterosso al Mare is a town and comune in the province of La Spezia, part of the region of Liguria (northern Italy). Explore Monterosso al Mare's surroundings by going to Chiesa Di San Pietro (in Corniglia), Manarola (Cinque Terre Trekking Gear Shop, Chiesa di San Lorenzo, &more) and Vernazza (in Vernazza). And it doesn't end there: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, stop by Cantina du Sciacchetra, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterosso al Mare online attractions planner.

Drive from Rapallo to Monterosso al Mare in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rapallo in June, plan for little chillier nights in Monterosso al Mare, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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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