8 days in Portugal & Knock Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Knock
Knock, Ireland
— 2 nights


Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and stop by Alfama.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in Lisbon at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

On the 15th (Thu), take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally look for gifts at Livraria Lello. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Liberdade Square and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in June: highs in Porto hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Knock.
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Knock, Ireland — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, look for gifts at Foxford Woollen Mills, then admire the landmark architecture of Rosserk Friary, and finally delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get a dose of the wild on Ireland's School of Falconry, then examine the collection at The Quiet Man Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Knock day trip site.

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Portugal travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.