I am hoping someone could critique my 2 day/1 night stay in Liguria/Cinque Terre. We will be there in late September.
There will be 7 of us in two cars. According to ViaMichelin it would be cheaper to drive (with hopefully free parking in La Spezia ) than taking the train since there are so many of us.
We will be traveling lightly with small backpacks.
We will be staying in Lucca for 2 weeks and unfortunately our schedule only allows for 2 days/1 night. So would like to see as much as possible without feeling like we did too much.
On Day 2, I'd like to take the boats to get from place to place. Is there some sort of daily boat pass that would accomplish this?
Also, is there overnight free parking in La Spezia?
Between 9 - 10 AM Arrive in La Spezia - park car in free lot
Buy Cinque Terre Card - incls train service between 5 towns and entrance to trail
Train to Monterosso
Hike or train between towns /walk around Monterosso - Vernanza - Cornigilia
lunch in Corniglia
decide to do other towns or leave CT and
take train to Santa Margherita Liguria
Check in hotel (aready booked)
Walk around SML
Breakfast at hotel /Check out
take boat Portofino from San Margherita
boat from Portofino to San Fruttusco
boat from San Fruttusco to Camogli
Lunch in Camogli
Train/Boat to Rapallo
Go to Rapallo walk around and funicular ride up the hill to Montallegro
Boat or Train to Portovenere, depending on what time..dinner in Portevenere
Train to Laspezia and home
Any quidance would be appreciated. Thanks much!