18 days in Porto, Lisbon & Athens Itinerary

18 days in Porto, Lisbon & Athens Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palacio da Bolsa and Capela das Almas. Explore hidden gems such as Praia da Costa Nova and FC Porto Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Coimbra (Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) & Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz), Se de Braga (in Braga) and Alianca Underground Museum (in Sangalhos). There's much more to do: examine the collection at O Navio Gil Eannes, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and pause for some serene contemplation at Se Catedral de Viseu.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto day trip site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Porto, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Porto is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Coimbra, Condeixa-a-Nova, Praia da Costa Nova, Se de Braga, Alianca Underground Museum
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Igreja de Sao Roque. Get a sense of the local culture at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Miradouro do Suberco (in Nazare) and Batalha (Batalha Monastery & Capelas Imperfeitas). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), and steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Evora, Batalha, Monastery of Alcobaca, Miradouro do Suberco, Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Archaeological Museum and Philopappos Hill. Visiting Mount Lycabettus and Corinth Canal will get you outdoors. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Nafplio (Vouleftiko (Old State House), Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, &more) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, and examine the collection at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip builder tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Athens in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Athens. In November, daytime highs in Athens are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nafplio, Mycenae, Corinth Canal
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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