18 days in Portugal, London & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Portugal, London & Paris Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Sintra, Portugal
— 1 night


London, United Kingdom — 8 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Sky Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock), Beachy Head (in Eastbourne) and Colchester Zoo (in Colchester). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London travel route builder.

Vancouver, Canada to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to London, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arco do Triunfo and Vasco da Gama Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Sintra.
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Sintra, Portugal — 1 night

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Palacio Nacional de Mafra and then stroll through Quinta da Regaleira. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace and then admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Sintra trip itinerary site.

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. June in Sintra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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.