24 days in Italy, London & Lisbon Itinerary

24 days in Italy, London & Lisbon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Porto, Portugal

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza Venezia as well as Colosseum. Family-friendly places like Trevi Fountain and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning tool.

Ribeirao Preto, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Ribeirao Preto to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ribeirao Preto in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Leolandia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in December; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Leolandia
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

6
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and St. Paul's Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from London to Burford to see Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

Getting from Milan to London by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milan to London. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pavilhao do Conhecimento and Jardim Zoologico. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Park and National Palace of Pena) and Capela dos Ossos (in Evora). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, appreciate the history behind Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and wander the streets of Bairro Alto.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Sintra, Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Capela dos Ossos
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Jardim Zoologico ©
Jardim Zoologico

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Family-friendly places like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower will thrill your kids. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Enjoy Lisbon some more: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, ponder the design of Chafariz do Carmo, and stop by Alfama.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon holiday planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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