16 days in Northwest Italy, Galway & Dublin Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy, Galway & Dublin Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
3
Saturnia, Italy
— Few hours
4
San Gimignano, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
6
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome driving holiday planner.

Montreal, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St. Peter's Square as well as Sistine Chapel. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, and finally explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vatican City trip planner.

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. April in Vatican City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Museums
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Sistine Chapel ©
Sistine Chapel
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

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Saturnia, Italy

Saturnia ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saturnia online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vatican City to Saturnia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Saturnia

Nature · Parks
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Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino

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San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne and then steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Gimignano trip maker.

Traveling by car from Saturnia to San Gimignano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries · Historic Sites
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Torre Grossa ©
Torre Grossa

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Pisa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Florence.
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo and then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip planning site.

Drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Galway.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, and walk around Eyre Square.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Venice to Galway takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in April: high temperatures in Galway hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Corcomroe Abbey, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
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 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then visit Temple Bar, and finally pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Spire, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Dublin, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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