13 days in France, Rome & Portugal Itinerary

13 days in France, Rome & Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in France, Rome & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Tremolat, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
4
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Orlando, United States

1
night
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 26th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the next day, take a stroll through Trastevere and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome trip tool .

Orlando, USA to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in June, with highs in Rome at 84°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 28th (Thu), wander the streets of Port of the Moon, admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, then admire the landmark architecture of Pey-Berland Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre). On the next day, don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), do a tasting at Château Franc-Laporte, do a tasting at Chateau Laniote, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Rome to Bordeaux in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in June, with highs in Bordeaux at 77°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Tremolat.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Saint-Emilion
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Chateau Laniote ©
Chateau Laniote
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)

4
nights
Tremolat, France

Tremolat ©
Trémolat is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau des Milandes and Chateau de Monbazillac. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Castelnaud and The Maison Forte de Reignac. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tremolat: Chateau Lardy (in Razac-de-Saussignac), Chateau Belingard (in Pomport) and Chateau de Beynac (in Beynac-et-Cazenac). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chateau de Bridoire, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Campagne, contemplate the long history of Grotte du Grand Roc, and Head underground at Lascaux II.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tremolat trip maker tool .

Drive from Bordeaux to Tremolat in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Tremolat

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Montignac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau Lardy, Eglise Abbbatiale Saint Sour, The Maison Forte de Reignac
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau Belingard ©
Chateau Belingard

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nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Falesia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Studio Bongard, explore the ancient world of Castelo de Silves, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira, then delve into the distant past at Cerro da Vila, and finally view the masterpieces at Arte Bongard.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lagos trip builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tremolat to Lagos. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tremolat in July since evenings lows in Lagos dip to 68°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cerro da Vila, Praia Da Rocha, Castelo de Silves, Studio Bongard
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

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