5 days in Portugal Itinerary

5 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Lisbon. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porto day trip planning app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect Porto to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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.