8 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

8 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Fly to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Drive to Rapallo
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Rapallo
— 3 nights
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Santa Margherita Ligure
— 1 night
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Portofino
— 1 night
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Camogli
— 2 nights
Drive to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Fly to Cairo

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Rapallo — 3 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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baia del Silenzio and San Michele di Pagana. Escape the urban bustle at Levanto Beach and Bagni Segesta. Explore Rapallo's surroundings by going to Novi Ligure (Oratorio Di S. Maria Maddalena & Pieve Di Santa Maria), Serravalle Designer Outlet (in Serravalle Scrivia) and Hike the Punta Manara (in Sestri Levante). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro, identify plant and animal life at Parco Regionale dell'Aveto, and make a trip to Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rapallo online trip itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Rapallo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Rapallo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in May, plan for much colder days in Rapallo, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Margherita Ligure.
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Santa Margherita Ligure — 1 night

Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. Baia di Paraggi has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then walk around Ente Parco di Portofino, and finally kick back and relax at Baia di Paraggi.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Margherita Ligure online trip itinerary builder.

Santa Margherita Ligure is just a short distance from Rapallo. In May, daily temperatures in Santa Margherita Ligure can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portofino.
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Portofino — 1 night

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, then look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria d'Arte Portofino.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portofino journey maker tool.

Portofino is just a short distance from Santa Margherita Ligure. In May, daily temperatures in Portofino can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Camogli.
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Camogli — 2 nights

Camogli is a fishing village and tourist resort located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, on the Golfo Paradiso in the Riviera di Levante, in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): trek along Camogli - San Rocco - Punta Chiappa Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nostra Signora del Suffragio, then contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di San Prospero e Santa Caterina, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Nicolò di Capodimonte.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Camogli tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Portofino to Camogli by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May in Camogli, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel 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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