14 days in Portugal, Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 day
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights

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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.
Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and A Outra Face da Luafor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Aldeia da Terra capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Chalet da Condessa D’Edla, Quinta da Regaleira, &more) and Evora (Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Belém Tower, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). Expect a daytime high around 60°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Popular historic sites such as Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and stop by Montmartre.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Paris at 47°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): visit Dorsoduro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo San Fedele, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, get your bearings at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan route maker site.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Milan are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 1 day

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
On the 28th (Wed), look for gifts at Livraria Lello, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Porto takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milan to Porto due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in December, with highs in Porto at 60°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): wander the streets of Bairro Alto, then wander the streets of Chiado, then don't miss a visit to Rossio Square, and finally shop like a local with Avenida da Liberdade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then brush up on your military savvy at Museu do Ar - Sintra.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon visit planning site.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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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.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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