17 days in Portugal & Italy Itinerary

17 days in Portugal & Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal & Italy Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours
2
Obidos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Assisi, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
End: Lisbon, Portugal


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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and then wander the streets of Belém Tower.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lisbon vacation planning website .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In March, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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Obidos, Portugal

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
On the 15th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Obidos trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Obidos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Obidos can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Obidos

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museu Jose Malhoa
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Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos ©
Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos
Igreja de Santa Maria ©
Igreja de Santa Maria
Museu Jose Malhoa ©
Museu Jose Malhoa

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Get some historical perspective at Palacio da Bolsa and Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Get a sense of the local culture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Largo da Oliveira. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Cabril Eco Rural (in Cabril), Parque Tematico Molinologico (in Oliveira de Azemeis) and O Navio Gil Eannes (in Viana do Castelo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves and examine the collection at FC Porto Museum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Porto journey app .

Traveling by car from Obidos to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cabril Eco Rural, O Navio Gil Eannes, Largo da Oliveira, Parque Tematico Molinologico, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
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Cabril Eco Rural ©
Cabril Eco Rural
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Riserva Naturale Monte Velino and Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo. Get some historical perspective at Piazza Navona and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi (in Anagni), Parco Torre di Lavello (in Tuscania) and Chiesa Madonna del Parto (in Sutri). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, stop by La Bottega degli Orsini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican City, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour planner.

Fly from Porto to Rome in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Vatican City, Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi, La Bottega degli Orsini, Riserva Naturale Monte Velino, Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planner .

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in March, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Assisi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Museo Mario Romoli. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grantfield Design Studios & Gallery of Fine Art and Aria Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: San Gimignano (Historic Centre of San Gimignano & La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer), Crete Senesi (in Asciano) and Busatti (in Anghiari). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip app .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Anghiari, Museo Mario Romoli, Crete Senesi
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then view the masterpieces at A Arte da Terra, and finally wander the streets of Rua Augusta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque, then take a stroll through Chiado, then wander the streets of Rossio Square, and finally wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Florence to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Florence in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Lisbon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
National Tile Museum ©
National Tile Museum

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