5 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

5 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Genoa
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Vernazza
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Drive to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Genoa — 1 night

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Museo di Palazzo Reale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and then explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Genoa itinerary builder tool.

New York City, USA to Genoa is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Genoa. In May, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vernazza.
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Vernazza — 1 night

Vernazza is a town and comune located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northwestern Italy. On the 12th (Tue), trek along Cinque Terre Trails, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then take a stroll around Vernazza.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vernazza trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Vernazza takes 2 hours. Traveling from Genoa in May, Vernazza is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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Italian Riviera travel guide

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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.
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