27 days in Portugal, France & Dublin Itinerary

27 days in Portugal, France & Dublin Itinerary

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27 days in Portugal, France & Dublin Itinerary

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
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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4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Colecao Berardo. Jeronimos Monastery and National Museum of Ancient Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Alcochete to see Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta, and stop by Port and Douro Wines Institute.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online travel planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
day
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museu Vida de Cristo, look for gifts at Centro Comercial Fatima, step into the grandiose world of Medieval Town of Ourem, Portugal, then steep yourself in history at Monumento Natural das Pegadas da Serra de Aire, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Fatima trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Sintra to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Sintra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fatima, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can 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
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Rua Santa Catarina, learn about winemaking at Sandeman Cellars, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pateira de Fermentelos, then buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Aveiro, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque da Cidade do Porto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Porto online vacation planner .

You can drive from Fatima to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Porto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Braganca.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Shopping Wildlife

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
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle of Braganza and Castelo de Pinhel. For shopping fun, head to Historia e Arte or Mercearia da Se. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Braganca: Complexo Mineiro do Ouro Romano de Tresminas (in Vila Pouca de Aguiar), Museu das Curiosidades (in Mirandela) and Chaves (Ponte Romana de Trajano & Church of Santa Maria Maior). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Faia Brava Reserve, do a tasting at Adega de Favaios, admire the striking features of Domus Municipalis, and don't miss a visit to Centro Ciencia Viva de Braganca.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Braganca online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Porto to Braganca takes 2.5 hours. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porto.

Things to do in Braganca

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Chaves, Adega de Favaios, Parque Biologico de Vinhais, Museu das Curiosidades, Faia Brava Reserve
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Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Complexo Mineiro Romano ©
Complexo Mineiro Romano
Castelo de Pinhel ©
Castelo de Pinhel

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hours
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porto itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Braganca to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can 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.
Visit Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the 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
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plage des Conches and La Grande Cote. Get in touch with nature at La Cote Sauvage and Plage de Chatelaillon. Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Plage de La Palmyre (in La Palmyre-Les Mathes), Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle (in Saint Jean d'Angle) and Musee National de la Marine (in Rochefort). There's still lots to do: stroll through La Plage du Veillon, contemplate the long history of Nieul-sur-l'Autise Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Louis (La), and admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Eutrope de Saintes.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your La Rochelle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Paris to La Rochelle by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. September in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saintes, Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise, La Grande Cote, La Cote Sauvage, Fort Vauban
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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

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castlecomer Discovery Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Appreciate the collections at Kilmainham Gaol and Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy), Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower (in Kilkenny). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Brittas Bay, explore the striking landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and stroll through Portmarnock Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dublin online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from La Rochelle to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Rochelle to Dublin. Traveling from La Rochelle in September, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Curracloe Beach, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Portmarnock Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): wander the streets of Chiado, enjoy the sand and surf at Costa de Caparica, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, then wander the streets of Rossio Square, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Avenida da Liberdade.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In September, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sesimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

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

2
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. On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carvalhal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Atlantica de Soltroia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Troia Beach. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Sesimbra, then enjoy the sand and surf at Galapos Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Estuario do Sado Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Bacalhoa Palace and Estate.

Plan trip to Sesimbra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Lisbon to Sesimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Sesimbra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sesimbra

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Setubal, Troia, Praia do Carvalhal, Bacalhoa Palace and Estate
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Praia do Carvalhal ©
Praia do Carvalhal
Troia Beach ©
Troia Beach
Praia dos Galapos ©
Praia dos Galapos

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

On the 25th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the long history of Palacio Chiado, and then take a stroll through Rua Augusta.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Sesimbra to Lisbon in an hour. Alternatively, you can 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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