5 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

5 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italian Riviera visit planner
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Genoa
— 2 nights
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Imperia
— 2 nights
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Genoa — 2 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Genoa: Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo (in Chiavari), Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Basilica Di Santa Maria Assunta (in Camogli). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, don't miss a visit to Piazza De Ferrari, and take a leisurely stroll along Old Port.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa online driving holiday planner.

Milan to Genoa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in December: high temperatures in Genoa hover around 16°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Imperia.
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Imperia — 2 nights

Imperia is a coastal city and comune in the region of Liguria, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Porto Maurizio, stroll through Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo, then examine the collection at Museo del Clown - Villa Grock, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Centro Yoga L'Albero della Gioia. Keep things going the next day: stop by Antico Frantoio Sommariva, don't miss a visit to Muretto di Alassio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Budello di Alassio, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dei Saraceni.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Imperia road trip tool.

Drive from Genoa to Imperia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive 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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