26 days in Rust & Italian Riviera Itinerary

26 days in Rust & Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Rust, Germany
— 5 nights
Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
Alassio, Italy
— 6 nights
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 7 nights


Rust, Germany — 5 nights

Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Get in touch with nature at Triberger Waterfall and Zauberland an der Kinzig. Get out of town with these interesting Rust side-trips: Kuckucknest (in Triberg), Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald (in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach) and Freiburger Münster (in Freiburg im Breisgau). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Europa-Park, explore the activities along Lake Titisee, identify plant and animal life at Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald, and try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rust driving holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rust is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Rust reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Genoa.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks
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Genoa, Italy — 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.
Visiting Baia del Silenzio and Area Marina Protetta Portofino will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Genoa: Piani di praglia (in Ceranesi), Santa Margherita Ligure (Santa Margherita Ligure & Ente Parco di Portofino) and Chiavari (Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo & Centro Storico). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, make a trip to Galeone Neptune, and get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Genoa online trip maker.

Drive from Rust to Genoa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Rust in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Genoa, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alassio.
Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Beaches
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Alassio, Italy — 6 nights

Alassio is a town and comune in the province of Savona situated in the western coast of Liguria, Northern Italy, approximately 80km from the French border.Alassio is known for its natural and scenic views. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baia dei Saraceni and Bagni Liliana. Escape the urban bustle at Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo and Bagni Serenval. Get out of town with these interesting Alassio side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bergeggi), Spotorno (Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata & Bagni Aurora) and Varigotti (Varigotti Beach & Lungomare di Varigotti). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Il Cavallino Bianco Beach, cool off at Bagni Costa d'Oro, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Albenga, and stroll through Bagni Vittoria Celle ligure.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Alassio vacation maker site.

You can drive from Genoa to Alassio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 7 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get outdoors at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Cinque Terre Trails. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Porto Venere (Isola Palmaria & Portovenere). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Vernazza, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fegina, choose your vessel at NordEst Vernazza, and hike along Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Alassio to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Alassio in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Cinque Terre. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Italian Riviera travel guide

Aquariums · Beaches · Landmarks
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.