8 days in Italian Riviera & Dolceacqua Itinerary

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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Porto Venere
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Cinque Terre — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre footpaths, then take a stroll around Vernazza, and finally stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre online visit planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cinque Terre is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, Cinque Terre is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Porto Venere.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Porto Venere — 1 night

Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Byron, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church, then don't miss a visit to Santuario della Madonna Bianca - Chiesa di San Lorenzo, and finally take a stroll through Portovenere.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Porto Venere trip maker tool.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April in Porto Venere, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Dolceacqua.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Dolceacqua — 1 night

Dolceacqua is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 120km southwest of Genoa and about 35km west of Imperia, on the border with France. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Visionarium, pedal to the sights with Supernatural Bike Center, and then make a trip to Dolceacqua.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dolceacqua trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Porto Venere to Dolceacqua takes 4.5 hours. April in Dolceacqua sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Genoa.
Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, and get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Genoa trip site.

Traveling by car from Dolceacqua to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.