8 days in Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

8 days in Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 4th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Bento Monastery, see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte do Rio - MAR, go for a walk through Avenida Atlantica, then kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Rio de Janeiro. In January, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Igreja de Sao Roque are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Colecao Berardo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Oficina - Museu in Capelas, approximately Capelas away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon takes 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Porto, Portugal

Unvanquished City

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 8th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, then see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then stroll through Praia da Costa Nova, and then examine the collection at The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Porto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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