Porto sits about three hours north of Lisbon and is known for its colorful riverfront houses, historic churches, quirky neighborhoods and, of course, its port wine. Not to mention, it’s a bit less expensive and not as touristy as Lisbon.
Airlines: American, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia
Routes: From Chicago and Washington, D.C., to Porto
How to book: Browse Google Flights or book directly with the airline
Travel dates: November 2023 through March 2024
Book by: As soon as possible
Blackout dates: Christmas and New Year’s Eve
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You can travel from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to Porto Airport (OPO) in November for just $425. The cheap price comes with a catch, though: You’ll have two layovers. Below, you can see the departing flight stops in Chicago and then Madrid.
On the return flight, you would connect in Madrid and New York City.
You can book these flights through British Airways. The price reflects the airline’s basic economy class.
If you’re traveling from O’Hare International Airport (ORD), you can manage to reach Porto with just one layover each way, but you’ll pay a bit more. For example, both the departing and returning flights below stop in Madrid.
All these Oneworld tickets include a personal item and carry-on bag. If you want to check a bag, it’ll cost $55 to $90 each way, depending on the airline.
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If you don’t mind having one or more layovers, you can experience the beauty of Porto for less than $500 from Chicago or Washington, D.C.