18 days in Italy, France & Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Italy, France & Portugal Itinerary

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18 days in Italy, France & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + Bus:  14​h 30​min
1
Pescara, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Foot + Train:  8​h
4
Lagos, Portugal
— 6 nights
Bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Pescara, Italy

Pescara ©
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pescara online travel route planner .

Toronto, Canada to Pescara is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Pescara. When traveling from Toronto in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pescara: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Pescara

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, San Domenico Lake
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San Domenico Lake ©
San Domenico Lake

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di S. Clemente, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia, and then get in on the family fun at Cinecitta World. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, delve into the distant past at Villa di Plinio, then take advantage of the amenities at V Lounge Beach Club, and finally stop by Sweet Sweet Way.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Pescara to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Theme Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Cattedrale di S. Clemente, Sistine Chapel
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Cinecitta World ©
Cinecitta World
Sistine Chapel ©
Sistine Chapel
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia ©
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Chateau de Fontainebleau will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Parc des Felins and UGolf Chateau de Rochefort. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Moret-sur-Loing (in Moret-sur-Loing), Eglise Saint-Etienne (in Brie-Comte-Robert) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). There's still lots to do: stroll around Square des Poetes.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip tool .

Fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, UGolf Chateau de Rochefort, Eglise Saint-Etienne, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Moret-sur-Loing
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Moret-sur-Loing ©
Moret-sur-Loing

6
nights
Lagos, Portugal

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Falesia Beach. Cerro da Vila and Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Albufeira (Praia do Peneco & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, stroll through Ponta Da Piedale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), and get engrossed in the history at Museu Municipal Dr. Jose Formosinho.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Paris to Lagos takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paris to Lagos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lagos, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha, Cerro da Vila
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Carcavelos and Costa de Caparica. Get a sense of the local culture at Belém Tower and Genesis - Sebastiao Salgado. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Evora (Capela dos Ossos, Museu de Evora, & more) and Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lagos in August since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Evora, Parque Natural da Arrabida, Praia de Carcavelos
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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