18 days in Portugal, Santiago de Compostela & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Portugal, Santiago de Compostela & Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

18 days in Portugal, Santiago de Compostela & Italy Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
2
Obidos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Sintra, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fatima, Portugal
— Few hours
5
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
End: Lisbon, Portugal


Learn more about your trip

1
night
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 14th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then appreciate the history behind Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, and finally appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

Plan a Lisbon trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

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 on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

1
night
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, stop by Casa Romantica, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, then see the interesting displays at Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva, and finally examine the collection at Museu Jose Malhoa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Obidos trip itinerary website .

Drive from Lisbon to Obidos in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Obidos sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sintra.

Things to do in Obidos

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museu Jose Malhoa
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Museu Jose Malhoa ©
Museu Jose Malhoa
Igreja de Santa Maria ©
Igreja de Santa Maria
Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva ©
Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva

few
hours
Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museu Condes de Castro and then have a few drinks at Sinistra.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sintra online itinerary planner .

Drive from Obidos to Sintra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Sintra

Museums Shopping Nightlife

Side Trip

Museu Condes de Castro
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Museu Condes de Castro ©
Museu Condes de Castro

few
hours
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fatima trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Sintra to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 16th (Sat), you're off toPorto.

Things to do in Fatima

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Tematico Molinologico and O Navio Gil Eannes. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Serralves and FC Porto Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Lamego) and Largo da Oliveira (in Guimaraes). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and buy something for everyone on your list at NorteShopping.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto day trip tool .

Drive from Fatima to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Largo da Oliveira, Parque Tematico Molinologico, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, O Navio Gil Eannes
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
O Navio Gil Eannes ©
O Navio Gil Eannes
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

1
night
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela sightseeing planner .

Getting from Porto to Santiago de Compostela by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Santiago de Compostela can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 20th (Wed), you're off toRome.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Orvieto and Palatine Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza Navona and Vatican Museums. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi (in Anagni) and Maioliche Pia (in Deruta). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Fly from Santiago de Compostela to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi, Maioliche Pia, Duomo di Orvieto
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Head to Grantfield Design Studios & Gallery of Fine Art and Balducci Ceramicsfor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella. Venture out of the city with trips to Art Studio di Adelina Quadri (in Monticchiello), Crete Senesi (in Asciano) and San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and view the masterpieces at Collezione Roberto Casamonti.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence visit planning app .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Pienza, Anghiari, Crete Senesi, San Quirico d'Orcia
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
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

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Rua Augusta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Roque, then make a trip to Rossio Train Station, and finally admire the local landmark of Rossio Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip planning website .

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 when traveling from Florence to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Florence in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lisbon, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
National Tile Museum ©
National Tile Museum
Igreja de Sao Roque ©
Igreja de Sao Roque

Similar Plans

22 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Paris, Italy & Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Paris & Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Italy BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, teens, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Portugal & South of Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans