16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  30 h
1
Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  15 min
2
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: San Jose, Costa Rica

2
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ruins of Herculaneum and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, explore the ancient world of Casa del Fauno, explore the ancient world of Scavi di Stabia, then explore the ancient world of Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, then delve into the distant past at Scavi di Oplontis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii road trip site .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Pompeii is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from San Jose in April, expect Pompeii to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Scavi di Stabia, Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins
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3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Cappella Sansevero and Underground Naples. Shop till you drop at Keste and Mercato Caramanico di Poggioreale. Change things up with a short trip to Casertavecchia in Caserta (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Galleria Borbonica, examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, take in the exciting artwork at I Presepi da Guinness, and delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner .

Naples is very close to Pompeii. In April in Naples, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Casertavecchia
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Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome day trip site .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco and then get a taste of the local shopping with Brera District. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then identify plant and animal life at Oasi di Sant'Alessio, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Milan online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Milan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Oasi di Sant'Alessio
Highlights from your plan
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Chateau de Fontainebleau capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

Make your Paris itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milan in April, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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