27 days in Italy, Western Ireland & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

27 days in Italy, Western Ireland & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Syracuse, United States
Fly:
19​h 15​min
Westport, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:
1​h 30​min
Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:
8​h
Rome, Italy
— 8 nights
train + Fly:
3​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive:
3​h 30​min
Stresa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:
17​h 30​min
Syracuse, United States

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4
days
Westport, Ireland


Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle) and Keem Bay (in Achill Island). Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, stop by Parade, don't miss a visit to Ceide Fields, and explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Westport trip itinerary builder.

Syracuse, USA to Westport is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Syracuse to Westport due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Syracuse in May, things will get a bit cooler in Westport: highs are around 55°F and lows about 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks, Nature, Sightseeing, Trails
SIDE TRIPS : County Mayo, Parade, Keem Bay, Downpatrick Head, Michael Davitt Museum
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5
days
Galway, Ireland


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.
Galway is known for sightseeing, nightlife, nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, stroll through Eyre Square, and appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum.

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Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Rome.

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Sightseeing, Parks, Nature, Scenic Drive
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8
days
Rome, Italy


Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Galway to Rome takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Galway to Rome is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Galway in May: high temperatures in Rome hover around 75°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Museums, Tours
SIDE TRIPS : Vatican City, Tivoli
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7
days
Venice, Italy


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 Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Venice

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Museums, Neighborhoods
SIDE TRIP : Padua
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Stresa, Italy


Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Stresa vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Stresa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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Sightseeing
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