7 days in Genoa, Portofino & Cinque Terre Itinerary

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Genoa
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Foot to Recco, Train to Portofino
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Portofino
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Cinque Terre
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Genoa — 3 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 Langhe landscapes and Funicolare. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bagni San Domenico Beach and Bagni Paolina Club. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Monumento ai Caduti 1915-18 - “Rintocchi e Memorie” (in Savona), Parco delle Capanne di Marcarolo (in Capanne di Marcarolo) and Strada Romantica delle Langhe e il Roero (in Bossolasco).

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If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major aiports are Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Turin Airport. In September in Genoa, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Portofino.
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Portofino

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 9th (Fri), kick back and relax at Baia di Paraggi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Portofino vacation planning app.

You can take a train from Genoa to Portofino in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Portofino sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hike along Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia and then step off the mainland to explore Isola Palmaria. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro and then kick back and relax at Bagno Maurizio.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Portofino to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portofino in September, Cinque Terre is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.
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