13 days in Portugal, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Portugal, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Centro Historico de Cascais and Avenida da Liberdade will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Chiado and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Guincho Beach in Cascais--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, wander the streets of Rua Augusta, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Miradouro de Santa Luzia.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon tour itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Lisbon to be cooler, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Palacio da Bolsa and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Douro River and Mercado Bom Sucesso. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Porto hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and Markthal. Get some historical perspective at World Heritage Kinderdijk and Portuguese Synagogue. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Nieuwe Kerk in Delft--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at A'dam Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Amsterdam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Amsterdam. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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 inner history buff will appreciate Latin Quarter and Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Marais and Pantheon. Next up on the itinerary: browse the range of quality goods at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, explore the world behind art at Petit Palais, make a trip to Ile Saint-Louis, and get your bearings at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip website.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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