8 days in Lake Garda Itinerary

8 days in Lake Garda Itinerary

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8 days in Lake Garda Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Sirmione
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Arco
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Dublin

2
nights
Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Scaligero Castle, get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Bottega d'Arte Benaco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, learn about winemaking at Villa Calicantus, and then make a trip to Lungolago di Lazise.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sirmione trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Sirmione is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Sirmione is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sirmione: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Arco.

Things to do in Sirmione

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lazise, Gardaland Park
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Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park

5
nights
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a comune in Trentino-Alto Adige in northern Italy.The town is faced on one side by sheer limestone cliffs jutting up like a wall protecting it and its ancient hilltop castle.Main sightsThe Castello di Arco, medieval castleSanctuary and convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built in 1475 - 1492. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arco: Limone sul Garda (Museo Tesol, Borgo Antico, & more), Malcesine (Mountbaldo, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more) and Lago di Garda (in Garda). There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Barbara Church, don't miss a visit to Strada della Forra, and get engrossed in the history at Omkafe.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arco trip maker site .

Getting from Sirmione to Arco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In July in Arco, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Malcesine, Limone sul Garda, Riva Del Garda, Lago di Garda, Strada della Forra
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Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
Climbing Tours

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