5 days in Mexico City & Italian Riviera Itinerary

5 days in Mexico City & Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 day
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights


Mexico City, Mexico — 1 day

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. June in Mexico City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Genoa.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Genoa, Italy — 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, then do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cinque Terre Trails and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Genoa takes 18 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Mexico City in June, with lows around 22°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Italian Riviera travel guide

Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
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.