9 days in New York City, Lisbon & Lagos Itinerary

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New York City, United States
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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New York City, United States
— 1 night
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New York City, United States

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, then stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Houston to New York City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 80°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina). Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, then take a stroll through Rua Augusta, then steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from New York City to Lisbon by flight takes about 11 hours. Traveling from New York City to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.
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Lagos, Portugal — 3 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Church of Misericordia of Alvor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Ponta da Piedade and Aurora Boat Trips. Venture out of the city with trips to Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Batata, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Pinhao, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Swan Day Spa.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lagos, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lagos are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Avenida da Liberdade, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and then see the interesting displays at National Coach Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 1 night

Big Apple

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): wander the streets of Times Square, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, then hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planning website.

You can fly from Lisbon to New York City in 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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