13 days in Chicago, Naples & Malta Itinerary

13 days in Chicago, Naples & Malta Itinerary

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13 days in Chicago, Naples & Malta Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
1
Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  13​h 45​min
2
Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Chicago, United States

3
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, explore and take pictures at Millennium Park, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago travel planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

5
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Salerno (Promenade Trieste, Villa Comunale, & more), Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Chicago to Naples in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Naples due to the time zone difference. In February, Naples is much warmer than Chicago - with highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Salerno, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Villa Rufolo
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 5:
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

3
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Casa Bernard, then explore the galleries of Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, and finally delve into the distant past at Mnajdra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Hagar Qim Temples, then Head underground at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), then learn about all things military at Fort Rinella, and finally take in the waterfront at Valletta Waterfront.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Naples to Valletta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In March, daytime highs in Valletta are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mdina, Hagar Qim Temples, Casa Bernard, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Fort Rinella
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City

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