58 days in Ireland & Italy Itinerary

58 days in Ireland & Italy Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 6 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland — 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Malahide to see Malahide Castle about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and walk around St Stephens Green.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour planning tool.

Palm Springs, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. In June, Dublin is colder than Palm Springs - with highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny, Ireland — 3 nights

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Saltee Islands, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, identify plant and animal life at Hawkeye School of Falconry, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny route builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in June since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 4 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow) and Ring of Beara (in Kenmare). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Muckross House, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Killarney online journey planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle, Ireland — 5 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 26th (Mon) at Skellig Michael. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, steep yourself in history at Kilmalkedar Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dingle day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Dingle sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). Spend the 4th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Dolphinwatch, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Galway Atlantaquaria, and get the lay of the land with Ireland's School of Falconry.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Galway when traveling from Dingle in June, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.
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Westport, Ireland — 4 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Keem Bay (in Dooagh), Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle) and Atlantic Drive (in Achill Sound). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Ceide Fields, tour the pleasant surroundings at Westport House, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Westport online road trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Bellagio (Kayaking & Canoeing, Basilica di San Giacomo, &more), Basilica di San Fedele (in Como) and Varenna (Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi & Villa Monastero). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Fly from Westport to Milan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Westport to Milan due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Westport, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more), Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole (in San Miniato) and Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli & Leaning Tower of Pisa). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip site.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, Arena di Verona, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and make a trip to St Mark's Campanile.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 6 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Atrani (Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena & Vicoli, scale e archi), Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Museo della Carta, &more) and Ravello (Ravello Arte, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more). On the 26th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Fornillo, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano road trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Positano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salerno.
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Salerno, Italy — 5 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Monte Finestra (in Tramonti), Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione) and Piazza centrale minori (in Minori). On the 31st (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Arechi, make a trip to Chiesa di San Giorgio, and relax in the rural setting at Caseificio Rivabianca.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salerno trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Salerno sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome day trip planner.

You can drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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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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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