17 days in Portugal, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Sintra, Portugal
— 1 day
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Delphi, Greece
— 1 day
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 day
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 day
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Milan, Italy
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora, explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and then see the interesting displays at Electricity Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lisbon travel route builder.

Durham, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Durham to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Sintra.
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Sintra, Portugal — 1 day

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 25th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Ribeira Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Zazule, then view the masterpieces at art atelier ALEGRIA, and finally kick back and relax at Praia da Rainha.

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Sintra is very close to Lisbon. May in Sintra sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then see the interesting displays at National Coach Museum, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally take a stroll through Rua Augusta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planning tool.

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, then take a stroll through Anafiotika, then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and finally steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online tour planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Athens in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Athens. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.
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Delphi, Greece — 1 day

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Delphi, then explore the ancient world of The Tholos of Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally delve into the distant past at Treasury of the Athenians.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Delphi tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Delphi, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Athens. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 1 day

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the waterfront activity at Old Port, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolakis Church, then examine the collection at Folklore Museum, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online visit planner.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. May in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens trip builder app.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. On the 31st (Wed), you're off to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, have fun and explore at Welcome To Rome, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): take a stroll through Via Condotti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip maker website.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 58°F. You'll set off for Naples on the 2nd (Fri).
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Naples, Italy — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): browse the exhibits of Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, contemplate the long history of Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, then contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, and finally delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Naples sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then kick back and relax at Lido Di Camaiore, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence tour builder tool.

Take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): wander the streets of Brera District and then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Milan route planner.

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 1 day

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Palazzo San Giorgio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, examine the collection at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Doria Tursi, then see the interesting displays at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Rosso, and finally explore the galleries of Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Genoa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in June: highs in Genoa hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Milan tour planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Genoa in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Milan, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly 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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Greece travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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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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