On Friday afternoon we (family of four, two kids, 7 and 5) left home to drive from Germany through Switzerland to Milan. As this was the first day of fall break in our state and as there was a lot construction, we didn't make it to Milan before midnight. Stayed at the IdeaHotel Milan San Siro, which is easily reachable from the interstate and can be recommended for a quick stop.
Originally, we had wanted to spend Saturday in Cinque Terre, but since it was rainy and foggy, we decided to go straight to our hotel near Livorno, the Regina del Mare Resort. By the time we had checked in and claimed our duplex apartment, the weather improved and we were able to quickly hit the resort beach before driving to Pisa.