8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 2 nights
2
Obidos
— 1 night
3
Sintra
— 1 night
4
Lisbon
— 2 nights
5
Cascais
— 1 night

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Praca dos Leoes. Venture out of the city with trips to Quinta Santa Eufemia (in Lamego) and Igreja de São Gonçalo (in Amarante). The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte Infante D. Henrique and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Porto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Porto

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Quinta Santa Eufemia, Igreja de São Gonçalo
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River Rafting & Tubing
Quinta Santa Eufemia ©
Quinta Santa Eufemia
Ponte Infante D. Henrique ©
Ponte Infante D. Henrique

1
night
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Usseira.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Obidos journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Porto to Obidos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sintra.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites
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Pelourinho De Obidos ©
Pelourinho De Obidos

1
night
Sintra

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sintra route planner.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Sintra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Praia das Azenhas do Mar
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museu do Ar - Sintra ©
Museu do Ar - Sintra

2
nights
Lisbon

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquario Vasco da Gama.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Rossio Train Station ©
Rossio Train Station
Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Pavilhao do Conhecimento

1
night
Cascais

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cascais day trip planning app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Cascais in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cascais are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cascais

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Marechal Carmona Park ©
Marechal Carmona Park
Museu Condes de Castro ©
Museu Condes de Castro
Farol da Guia ©
Farol da Guia

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