21 days in Portugal, Germany & Italy Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, 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 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium. On your second day here, make a trip to Rossio Train Station, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Florianopolis to Lisbon is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florianopolis in April: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 5 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Douro River and Palacio da Bolsa. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Coimbra (Torre da Universidade de Coimbra & Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz) and Museu Monografico de Conimbriga - Museu Nacional (in Condeixa-a-Nova). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, make a trip to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and do a tasting at Quinta dos Corvos.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Explore hidden gems such as Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial and Palace of Tears. Venture out of the city with trips to Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens & Hollandisches Viertel). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), steep yourself in history at Museumsdienst Berlin, and examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Berlin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. You'll set off for Munich on the 12th (Wed).
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 12th (Wed), make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Berlin to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico di Venezia and Torre dell'Orologio. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip planning site.

Fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in April, with highs in Venice at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Stanze di Raffaello. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, admire the striking features of Pantheon, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Constantine, and contemplate the long history of Villa Borghese.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
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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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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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