37 days in Washington DC & Lisbon Itinerary

37 days in Washington DC & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC, United States
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Washington DC, United States
— 18 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 17 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
End: Washington DC, United States

18
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Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Frederick (Dragon Distillery, LLC, Community Bridge Mural, &more), Riverbend Park (in Great Falls) and Little Library (in Vienna). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Washington DC. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Frederick, Richmond, Arlington, Baltimore
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Escape The Room has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Capela dos Ossos (in Evora), Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Washington DC to Lisbon takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in November, with highs in Lisbon at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Capela dos Ossos, Overlooking Lisbon, Obidos Village, Cabo da Roca
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 21:
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Escape The Room ©
Escape The Room
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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