15 days in Portugal, Paris & London Itinerary

15 days in Portugal, Paris & London Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal, Paris & London Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at World of Discoveries - Museu Interativo & Parque Tematico, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves.

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Vancouver, Canada to Porto is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Igreja de Sao Roque. Family-friendly places like Belém Tower and Lisbon Oceanarium will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Alfama.

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

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in August, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Attractions like St. Paul's Cathedral and Natural History Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Let the collections at Westminster Abbey and National Gallery capture your imagination. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, wander the streets of Hampstead, make a trip to Big Ben, and get engrossed in the history at Churchill War Rooms.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in London are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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