Incredible 2 Day Cinque Terre Itinerary

Cinque Terre is a picturesque coastal area in Liguria, Italy, one of the most iconic and beautiful regions in Italy. 

As the average visitor does not have such a luxury when they plan their Italian itinerary, we have put together a two-day Cinque Terre itinerary to help you experience the highlights of the area.

DAY ONE – Getting to Cinque Terre

The closest big cities with airports are Genoa and Pisa- each about an hour away by car. That said, it is NOT a good idea to drive to Cinque Terre.

The roads are so small it is practically impossible to drive there safely. Also, there is little in the way of parking (unless you have a permit) and fines of up to €100 for entering restricted traffic zones.

Once you’ve arrived in Cinque Terre, relax at your hotel and enjoy a well-earned glass of local wine on the terrace. You have a lot of walking to do over the next couple of days, so take the first night to relax.


Enjoy breakfast at your hotel or grab a delicious bite from the Wonderland Bakery in Monterosso and eat on the seawall. Monterosso is one of our favourite villages in Cinque Terre.

Morning  –  Hike to Vernazza

If you do fancy the exercise (more guilt-free gelato for you), enjoy the hike from Monterosso to Vernazza (about 2 hours), where you can enjoy lunch and incredible views.


You can either continue the hike to Corniglia or explore by train. All the villages are unique in as far as character, atmosphere, shops, restaurants and cafes and things to do.

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