16 days in Italy, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Ireland & Paris Itinerary

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Drive
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
2
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
7
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.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum, then make a trip to Quay Street, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Garavans Bar.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Galway trip site.

Dublin to Galway is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April in Galway, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 38°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for 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.
On the 18th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Sin E.

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You can drive from Galway to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for 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.
On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, then take a stroll through Grafton Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum.

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Traveling by car from Cork to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Dublin, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) 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. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour builder.

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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Dublin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 42°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 49°F in Venice. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) 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.
On the 26th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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. To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the 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 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) 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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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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