22 days in Europe & San Jose Itinerary

22 days in Europe & San Jose Itinerary

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22 days in Europe & San Jose Itinerary

Start: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  19​h
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h
Nice, France
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
San Jose, Costa Rica
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner .

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica to Prague is an approximately 19-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Prague, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Devil's Channel ©
Devil's Channel
Kralovska Obora-Stromovka
Kralovska Obora-Stromovka

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Pantheon.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in March, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and then examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, appreciate the history behind El Cafè de la Pedrera, and then admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral and then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batlló.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in March since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 10°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nice.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Pointe des Sardinaux (in Sainte-Maxime), Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne) and Les Gorges du Blavet (in Bagnols-en-Foret). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at La Recreation Champetre, take in breathtaking views at canyons d'Ici et d'Ailleurs, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Eglise.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Blavet, canyons d'Ici et d'Ailleurs, Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, Eglise, Pointe des Sardinaux
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Pointe des Sardinaux ©
Pointe des Sardinaux
La Recreation Champetre ©
La Recreation Champetre
Les Gorges du Blavet ©
Les Gorges du Blavet

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Sacre Coeur Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris day trip planning site .

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in March, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Jose.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

few
hours
San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Jose trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to San Jose takes 14.5 hours. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Paris to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Paris in April: high temperatures in San Jose hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in San Jose

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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