World Youth Day Itinerary
August 1 - 6, 2023
Jul 30 Sun Depart your country for Europe
Jul 31 Mon Arrive in Lisbon or a nearby city, transfer to lodging, prepare for WYD with your JMJyouth WYD Guide
Aug 1 Tue Lisbon Walking Tour, WYD Opening Ceremonies
Aug 2 Wed Morning catechesis, WYD Youth Festival events
Aug 3 Thu Morning catechesis, Welcoming Ceremonies for our Holy Father
Aug 4 Fri Morning catechesis, WYD Youth Festival events, and Via Crucis
Aug 5 Sat Pilgrimage walk, evening prayer vigil with our Holy Father
Aug 6 Sun Morning Mass with the Pope, pilgrimage walk back to lodging
Aug 7 Mon Depart for home or a post-WYD extension
This is the basic WYD itinerary. However, we recommend that groups plan to travel at least one day before and one day after the basic itinerary above, due to the high demand for flights immediately before and after WYD. Make the most of your time in Europe by adding pilgrimage extensions to your itinerary.
Fill out the form to the right for a custom quote with complete itinerary options.
Pilgrimage Extension Options
Multi-Day European Extensions:
For detailed information about these and custom options, please visit our WYD Extensions page.
*This option is only available as a an extension before WYD.
JMJyouth Travel Benefits
We aim to serve group leaders by making the job of coordinating a spiritually rich pilgrimage as simple as possible. In support of our group leaders, ALL JMJyouth pilgrimages include:
Your WYD Pilgrimage Starts HERE!
For prices and a copy of our Guide for Group Leaders, please fill out this form. We will email you a custom quote to help you get started on your group plans. Traveling alone or with a group <15? Check out our Lisbon Corps pilgrimage!