16 days in Italy, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

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Galway, Ireland — 1 night

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, then make a trip to Quay Street, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Garavans Bar.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway online journey planner.

Dublin to Galway is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Galway are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland — 1 night

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Sin E.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Cork travel planning tool.

You can drive from Galway to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, then wander the streets of Grafton Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dublin trip builder tool.

You can drive from Cork to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

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Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Florence sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Naples trip tool.

Take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in November, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome tour planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Rome sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 47°F at night. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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County Cork travel guide

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Rebel County
County Cork has made a name for itself as the home of the Blarney Stone, the legendary limestone rock rumored to give those who kiss it "the gift of the gab." People come from around the world to bend over backwards and put their lips to the rock in the hopes of becoming more eloquent. In Cork, the county's eponymous city, it is said that the accents rise and fall with the city's rolling terrain. The southern county attracts those looking for the iconic green hills, craggy coastline, and warm hospitality of Ireland. Known affectionately as The Rebel County for its role in the Irish War of Independence, this region is proudly Irish, as evidenced in the region's many cultural festivals and events.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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