8 days in Lisbon, Cascais & Porto Itinerary

8 days in Lisbon, Cascais & Porto Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Cascais
— 1 night
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Porto
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, examine the collection at Museu Colecao Berardo, then brush up on your military savvy at Museu de Marinha, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Coach Museum, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon vacation planner.

Bologna, Italy to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Lisbon. In July in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will leave for Cascais on the 23rd (Sat).
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Cascais — 1 night

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Lamanai xs by Galeria Lamanai, then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tamariz.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cascais online road trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Cascais by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Cascais are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll set off for Porto on the 24th (Sun).
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Porto — 3 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Rua Santa Catarina and Palacio da Bolsa. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Paco dos Duques de Braganca. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, do a tasting at Casa Ramos Pinto, kick back and relax at Matosinhos Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Porto itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Cascais to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cascais in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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