10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
subway + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Sintra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Lisbon
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Convent of Christ, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Belém Tower, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 18-hour combination of subway and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Time (WET) is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Convent of Christ
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, then see the interesting displays at Museu Condes de Castro, then look for gifts at Casa Romantica, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Palacio Nacional de Mafra and then step into the grandiose world of Castle of the Moors.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sintra trip generator.

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Obidos, Museu Condes de Castro, Palacio Nacional de Mafra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra

1
night
Porto

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), do a tasting at Sandeman Porto and then do a tasting at Porto Calem.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto holiday planner.

You can drive from Sintra to Porto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Porto sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Matosinhos Beach
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Sandeman Cellars ©
Sandeman Cellars
Porto Calem ©
Porto Calem
Rua Santa Catarina ©
Rua Santa Catarina

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon
For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by train from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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