17 days in United States, Sao Paulo & Ireland Itinerary

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Chicago, United States
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Fanore, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Washington DC, United States
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo vacation planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Sao Paulo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, expect Sao Paulo to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. You will leave for Chicago on the 21st (Sun).
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Chicago, United States — 1 day

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, then grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, and finally take a stroll through The Loop.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago tour itinerary builder app.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Chicago in 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Chicago. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, Chicago is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glendalough Cathedral and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Dublin in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny, Ireland — 2 nights

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kilkenny Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip site.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 29th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Cliff View, steep yourself in history at Staigue Fort, and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then kick back and relax at Ventry Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Killarney tour planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. May in Killarney sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Fanore.
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Fanore, Ireland — 2 nights

Fanore is a small village in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland. To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fanore online trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Fanore in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Fanore are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.
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Westport, Ireland — 1 night

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, make a trip to Killadoon Standing Stone, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and finally explore the striking landscape at Diamond Hill.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport travel planner.

You can drive from Fanore to Westport in 2.5 hours. June in Westport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

Change things up with a short trip to Bru na Boinne in Donore (about 46 minutes away).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin itinerary app.

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Washington DC.
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Washington DC, United States

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Washington DC takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Washington DC is minus 5 hours. In June, Washington DC is much warmer than Dublin - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. You will leave for Sao Paulo on the 5th (Mon).
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Land of Drizzle

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo journey planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get little chillier in Sao Paulo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Tue).
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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