23 days in Portugal & Italy Itinerary

23 days in Portugal & Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Drive to Vale de Cambra
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Vale de Cambra, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Campidoglio and Vatican Grottoes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stanze di Raffaello and Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. In June, Rome is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Popular historic sites such as Church of Santa Maria e San Donato and Church of San Pantalon are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Palazzo Mocenigo and Museo Querini Stampalia. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca in Torcello--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Lazzaro degli Armeni.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker tool.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro and Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa. Discover out-of-the-way places like Abbazia di Chiaravalle and Basilica San Teodoro. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Certosa di Milano, see the interesting displays at La Triennale di Milano, admire the striking features of Ospedale Maggiore Ca' Granda Universita Statale, and browse the exhibits of Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Milan road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Milan sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vale de Cambra.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Vale de Cambra, Portugal

— 4 nights
Vale de Cambra is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Take a break from the city and head to BioRia and Praia de Paramos. Explore hidden gems such as Reserva Natural das Dunas de Sao Jacinto and Church of Santa Marinha de Cortegaca. Venture out of the city with trips to Museu de Santa Maria de Lamas (in Santa Maria da Feira), Comur - Museu Municipal (in Murtosa) and Igreja Paroquial de Ovar (in Ovar). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Fluvial de Burgaes, see the interesting displays at Museu do Papel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castro de Romariz, and head outdoors with Parque da Cidade.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vale de Cambra trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Milan to Vale de Cambra. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milan to Vale de Cambra due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Vale de Cambra

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Coimbra, Portugal

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 4th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia, then steep yourself in history at Sala dos Capelos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Coimbra trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Vale de Cambra to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. In July in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
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Fatima, Portugal

— 1 night
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museu do Santuário de Fátima and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fatima road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Fatima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Fatima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Appreciate the collections at Museu de Marinha and National Museum of Ancient Art. Step out of the city life by going to Praia de Carcavelos and Praia da Rainha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Convent of the Capuchos (in Colares), Praia da Adraga (in Almocageme) and Praia Grande (in Sintra). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da California, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Fatima to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fatima in July, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.