15 days in Lisbon, Sintra & France Itinerary

15 days in Lisbon, Sintra & France Itinerary

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15 days in Lisbon, Sintra & France Itinerary

Start: Belem, Brazil
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Sintra, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Belem, Brazil

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Eduardo VII, Medeiros e Almeida Museum, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at Jeronimos Monastery and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Appreciate the collections at National Tile Museum and Museu do Fado / Fado Museum. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, go for a walk through Avenida da Liberdade, examine the collection at Fundacao Jose Saramago, and get engrossed in the history at Museu de Marinha.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip planning tool .

Belem, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Belem in October; daily highs in Lisbon reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

1
night
Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Palace of Quelez, Sintra National Palace and Quinta da Regaleira. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then steep yourself in history at Sintra National Palace. On the next day, don't miss a visit to National Palace of Quelez.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sintra trip planner .

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. In October in Sintra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sintra

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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Army Museum. Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning app .

You can fly from Sintra to Paris in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sintra to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sintra in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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