9 days in Athens, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

9 days in Athens, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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9 days in Athens, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
End: Porto, Portugal

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Erechtheion, All Day Cruise, Plaka, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Olympian Zeus and Ancient Agora of Athens. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Voula Beach and wander the streets of Ermou Street.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip builder site .

If you are flying in from Iran, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

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 Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally stroll through Costa de Caparica.

Plan trip to Lisbon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Lisbon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Lisbon is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Athens in September, plan for little chillier nights in Lisbon, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Alfama ©
Alfama

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Cais da Ribeira. Palacio da Bolsa and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Praia do Carneiro and Rio Douro. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Jardim da Rotunda da Boavista, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip planning tool .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in September, with highs in Porto at 27°C and lows at 15°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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