23 days in Italy, Switzerland & Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Italy, Switzerland & Ireland Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and Piazza Navona. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sistine Chapel.

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Boston, USA to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in June: highs in Rome hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Shop till you drop at Spezierie Palazzo Vecchio Dott.Di Massimo and Scrivimi. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence online vacation builder.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Venice, Italy

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel are in your itinerary. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Basilica of St. Anthony, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder tool.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zurich sightseeing planner.

Getting from Venice to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, Zurich is little chillier than Venice - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Dublin, Ireland

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Writers Museum. Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and Old World New. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, stop by Temple Bar, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip tool.

You can fly from Zurich to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zurich in June; daily highs in Dublin reach 64°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

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.