7 days in Portugal Itinerary

7 days in Portugal Itinerary

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7 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Miranda do Douro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary tool .

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Miranda do Douro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
Miranda do Douro

Miranda do Douro ©
Miranda do Douro or Miranda de l Douro is a town and a municipality in the district of Bragança, northeastern Portugal. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Museu da Terra de Miranda and then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro S. Joao das Arribas.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Miranda do Douro attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Miranda do Douro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Miranda do Douro

Museums
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Museu da Terra de Miranda ©
Museu da Terra de Miranda

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then make a trip to Liberdade Square, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Miranda do Douro to Porto takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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