8 days in Portugal & Faroe Islands Itinerary

8 days in Portugal & Faroe Islands Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal & Faroe Islands Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Camara De Lobos, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Eysturoy, Faroe Islands
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Zurich, Switzerland

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get your game on at Five Historic Photography Studio, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Lisbon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in November, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Camara De Lobos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

1
night
Camara De Lobos, Portugal

Camara De Lobos ©
Nestled on the south-central coast of the island of Madeira, the tiny fishing village of Camara de Lobos once served as Winston Churchill's summer retreat.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get outside with Eira do Serrado, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Martinho, then get great views at Cabo Girao, and finally kick back and relax at Faja Do Rancho Beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Camara De Lobos online day trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Camara De Lobos by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in November, things will get a bit warmer in Camara De Lobos: highs are around 25°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Camara De Lobos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Igreja de Sao Martinho
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Faja Do Rancho Beach ©
Faja Do Rancho Beach
Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Igreja de Sao Martinho ©
Igreja de Sao Martinho

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 26th (Tue): get your bearings at Livraria Lello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Camara De Lobos to Porto by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Camara De Lobos in November, expect Porto to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eysturoy.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

1
night
Eysturoy, Faroe Islands

Eysturoy ©
Eysturoy boasts some of the tallest volcanic mountain peaks in its archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Listasavn Foroya, examine the collection at National Museum of the Faroe Islands, and then steep yourself in history at Skansin Fortress. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkjubour Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christianskirkjan, and then take in the awesome beauty at Klakkur.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Eysturoy day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Eysturoy takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Porto in November; daily highs in Eysturoy reach 7°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eysturoy

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Torshavn, Kirkjubour Cathedral, Klakkur, Christianskirkjan, National Museum of the Faroe Islands
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Kirkjubour Cathedral ©
Kirkjubour Cathedral
National Museum of the Faroe Islands ©
Listasavn Foroya ©
Listasavn Foroya

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