8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Columbus
Fly:  14 h
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Columbus

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday planning site.

Columbus, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Columbus in October, with highs in Lisbon at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Porto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally don't miss a visit to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Porto sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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