28 days in Italy, Ireland & Slovenia Itinerary

28 days in Italy, Ireland & Slovenia Itinerary

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28 days in Italy, Ireland & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Bray, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Predjama, Slovenia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Bovec, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Canazei, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
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.
When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip website .

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Dublin. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Dublin reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bray.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Bray, Ireland

Bray ©
Though its glory days may have passed, the busy seaside resort of Bray offers plenty to enjoy.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Powerscourt Gardens and House and then hike along Cliff Walk Car Park Bray.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Bray holiday app .

Getting from Dublin to Bray by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Bray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Cliff Walk Car Park Bray ©
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House

2
nights
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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Galway online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bray to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Killarney is known for nature, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney online trip maker .

You can drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Climbing Tours
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

1
day
Predjama, Slovenia

Predjama ©
Predjama is a small settlement in the Municipality of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.LandmarksCastlePredjama Castle, a Renaissance castle and a major tourist attraction in Slovenia, is located at the mouth of a cave just above the settlement.ChurchOur Lady of Sorows Church in the settlement is a chapel of ease of the Parish of Studeno. On the 23rd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Predjama trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Killarney to Predjama. The time zone difference when traveling from Killarney to Predjama is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Predjama

Historic Sites
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Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje ©
Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): snap pictures at Triple Bridge, make a trip to Preseren Square, don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally walk around Tivoli Park. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at House of Illusions, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and finally snap pictures at Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most).

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana holiday planner .

You can drive from Predjama to Ljubljana in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Room Escape Games
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River

4
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Succursal Church Of The Holy Spirit By The Lake, Lake Bohinj, & more) and Lake Jasna (in Kranjska Gora). There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, hike along Vintgar Gorge, take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica, and head off the coast to Bled Island.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bled trip maker .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bled are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Bohinjsko Jezero, Lake Jasna
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj

2
nights
Bovec, Slovenia

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 30th (Wed), sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Slap Kozjak, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bovec sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Canazei.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Kozjak Waterfalls
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Canazei, Italy

Canazei ©
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. On the 2nd (Fri), look for gifts at VINO Wine Shop, make a trip to Funivia Pass Pordoi, then trek along Sass Pordoi, then get outside with Sentiero Viel del Pan, and finally get outside with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Canazei holiday maker site .

Drive from Bovec to Canazei in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bovec in October, expect nights in Canazei to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Canazei

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti
Funivia Pass Pordoi ©
Funivia Pass Pordoi

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Arena di Verona & Museo di Castelvecchio). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Canazei to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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