8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Ottawa
Fly:
17​h 15​min
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:
2​h 45​min
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:
17​h 45​min
Ottawa

4
days
Lisbon

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo de S. Jorge and Quinta da Regaleira. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jeronimos Monastery and Belém Tower. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Estrela Basilica, and take a stroll through Alfama.

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Ottawa, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Lisbon is 5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in February, with highs in Lisbon at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

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Sintra
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Jeronimos Monastery
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
days
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 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then stop by Casa Oriental, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Clerigos Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Serralves, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Pedro dos Clerigos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa

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