16 days in Italy, Paris & Geneva Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Paris & Geneva Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Paris & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Explore hidden gems such as Sainte-Chapelle and Ile Saint-Louis. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris vacation planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice. Get some historical perspective at Prangins Castle and Esplanade de Montbenon. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Musee de l'Elysee (in Lausanne), Nyon (Musee Romain & Chateau de Nyon) and Terres de Lavaux (in Lutry). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica.

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You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Geneva sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Lausanne, Nyon, Musee Militaire Genevois, Prangins Castle, Terres de Lavaux
Highlights from your plan
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice ©
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice
Prangins Castle ©
Prangins Castle

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. On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, steep yourself in history at Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, take an in-depth tour of Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, then explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri, contemplate the long history of Forum, then delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then delve into the distant past at Casa del Fauno, and finally make a trip to Terme del Foro.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Naples vacation site .

You can fly from Geneva to Naples in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Geneva in May: high temperatures in Naples hover around 74°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
Highlights from your plan

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Duomo di Orvieto and Cupola di San Pietro. You'll explore and learn at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Galleria Borghese. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Villa Lante (in Bagnaia) and Orvieto (Sant'Andrea, Orvieto & Pozzo di San Patrizio). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Villa Lante
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, steep yourself in history at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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