16 days in Lisbon, Porto & Madrid Itinerary

16 days in Lisbon, Porto & Madrid Itinerary

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16 days in Lisbon, Porto & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Palacio Nacional de Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET) is 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in November, with highs in Lisbon at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Palacio de Cristal, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Porto road trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Porto to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 6°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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