14 days in Portugal & Southern Italy Itinerary

14 days in Portugal & Southern Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Portugal & Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  32​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Perth, Australia

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Palacio Nacional de Sintra, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lisbon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Perth, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Perth to Lisbon. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in October since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Dedicate the 7th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, catch a live event at Estadio do Dragao, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porto road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Naples.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Positano (Fornillo & Gallerie Idee D'arte), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, & more) and Amalfi (Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner.

Fly from Porto to Naples in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Porto to Naples, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Naples are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Ravello, Positano, Amalfi, Vesuvio National Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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