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
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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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

City of the Tribes

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.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Garavans Bar.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway online road trip planner.

Dublin to Galway is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In March in Galway, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 36°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Cork.
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Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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Cork, Ireland — 1 night

Rebel City

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 16th (Thu): 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 find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cork vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Dublin.
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Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, then wander the streets of Grafton Street, and finally examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cork to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Dublin, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, stop by Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online 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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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 traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip tool.

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. March in Venice sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 26th (Sun), 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 other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Naples travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Naples are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Rome sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling 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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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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