10 days in Paris, Rome & Positano Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
Bus to Sorrento, Train to Milan


Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then visit Ile Saint-Louis, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, then wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in June, with highs in Paris at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vatican Museums and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and stop by L'Artigianato.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 89°F and lows about 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 4 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Tempio di Hera II. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno), Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela (in Ravello) and Amalfi (Exclusive Cruises & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). There's still lots to do: cool off at Fornillo, head outdoors with L'Uomo e il Mare, and stop by Nana' Positano.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Positano day trip planning app.

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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