27 days in Portugal, France & Dublin Itinerary

27 days in Portugal, France & Dublin Itinerary

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Start: Lisbon, Portugal
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
3
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Braganca, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Porto, Portugal
— Few hours
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
7
La Rochelle, France
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  45 min
10
Sesimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  45 min
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Colecao Berardo. For shopping fun, head to Feira da Ladra or Port and Douro Wines Institute. Step out of Lisbon to go to Alcochete and see Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In August in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Primvs, Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Parque das Nacoes ©
Parque das Nacoes

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day
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museu Vida de Cristo, stop by Centro Comercial Fatima, then step into the grandiose world of Medieval Town of Ourem, Portugal, then contemplate the long history of Monumento Natural das Pegadas da Serra de Aire, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

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You can take a bus from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you will find days in Fatima are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Fatima

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ourem
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Museu Vida de Cristo ©
Museu Vida de Cristo
Monumento Natural das Pegadas da Serra de Aire ©
Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos ©
Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina, learn about winemaking at Sandeman Cellars, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pateira de Fermentelos, then browse the different shops at Forum Aveiro, and finally walk around Parque da Cidade do Porto.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porto online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Fatima to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Porto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Braganca.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Pateira de Fermentelos, Forum Aveiro, BioRia
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Pateira de Fermentelos ©
Pateira de Fermentelos
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
BioRia ©
BioRia

3
nights
Braganca, Portugal

Braganca ©
Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. Take a break from the city and head to Faia Brava Reserve and Parque Biologico de Vinhais. Popular historic sites such as Castle of Braganza and Domus Municipalis are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Braganca side-trips: Museu das Curiosidades (in Mirandela), Complexo Mineiro Romano (in Vila Pouca de Aguiar) and Chaves (Ponte Romana de Trajano & Church of Santa Maria Maior). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Citadel of Braganca, take in the exciting artwork at Historia e Arte, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Antiga Se, and learn about winemaking at Adega de Favaios.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Braganca trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Porto to Braganca in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Porto.

Things to do in Braganca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chaves, Museu das Curiosidades, Faia Brava Reserve, Complexo Mineiro Romano, Adega de Favaios
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Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Complexo Mineiro Romano ©
Complexo Mineiro Romano
Faia Brava Reserve ©
Faia Brava Reserve

few
hours
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Porto Calem.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Porto vacation planner.

Getting from Braganca to Porto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries

Side Trip

Porto Calem
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Porto Calem ©
Porto Calem

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Seine River. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and stop by Le Marais.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning tool.

Fly from Porto to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Paris. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

3
nights
La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plage de Chatelaillon and La Plage Du Veillon. Escape the urban bustle at La Cote Sauvage and La Grande Cote. Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Musee National de la Marine (in Rochefort), Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle (in Saint Jean d'Angle) and Beach of La Palmyre (in La Palmyre-Les Mathes). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Conches, see the interesting displays at Fort Vauban, explore the striking landscape at Grottes de Matata, and steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the La Rochelle online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Paris to La Rochelle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saintes, La Cote Sauvage, Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise, Fort Vauban, Musee National de la Marine
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Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Plage des Conches ©
Plage des Conches
Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise ©
Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise

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nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Relax by the water at Brittas Bay and Portmarnock Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower (in Kilkenny), Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take an in-depth tour of Dublinia: The Heart of Viking and Medieval Dublin, take a stroll through Grafton Street, and walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from La Rochelle to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from La Rochelle to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from La Rochelle in September, with highs in Dublin at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Curracloe Beach, Portmarnock Beach, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Brittas Bay
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Chiado, tour the pleasant surroundings at Costa de Caparica, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, then take a stroll through Rossio Square, and finally take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon driving holiday planner.

Fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in September; daily highs in Lisbon reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sesimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Chiado ©
Chiado
Alfama ©
Alfama

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nights
Sesimbra, Portugal

Sesimbra ©
Sesimbra is a municipality of Portugal, in the Setúbal District, lying at the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida, a mountain range between Setúbal and Sesimbra. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia do Carvalhal, then stroll through Praia Atlantica de Soltroia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Troia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Sesimbra, then stroll through Praia dos Galapos, then admire the majestic nature at Reserva Natural do Estuario do Sado, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bacalhoa Palace and Estate.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sesimbra online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Lisbon to Sesimbra in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Sesimbra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sesimbra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Troia, Setubal, Bacalhoa Palace and Estate, Praia do Carvalhal
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Praia do Carvalhal ©
Praia do Carvalhal
Troia Beach ©
Troia Beach
Reserva Natural do Estuario do Sado ©
Reserva Natural do Estuario do Sado

1
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Lisbon, Portugal

On the 25th (Tue), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then shop like a local with Rua Augusta.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon route planner.

Getting from Sesimbra to Lisbon by combination of bus and train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rua Augusta ©
Rua Augusta
Igreja de Sao Roque ©
Igreja de Sao Roque

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