8 days in Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

8 days in Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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8 days in Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Athens

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planning tool .

Athens, Greece to Porto is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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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)

5
nights
Lisbon

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 (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon road trip site .

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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

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