8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Porto
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Porto

— 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.
Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

Chennai, India to Porto is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Porto. Traveling from Chennai in September, expect nights in Porto to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in September: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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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.