10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Convent of Christ and Cabo da Roca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Obidos Village (in Obidos) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Belém Tower, shop like a local with Rossio Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Convent of Christ, Obidos Village, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

3
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, then visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and finally kick back and relax at Odeceixe Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Tres Castelos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Lisbon to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Lagos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Odeceixe Beach
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Largo da Oliveira and Parque da Cidade do Porto. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta Santa Eufemia in Lamego (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get great views at Porto Bridge Climb, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and don't miss a visit to Capela do Senhor da Pedra.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porto travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lagos to Porto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Porto, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Quinta Santa Eufemia, Capela do Senhor da Pedra, Largo da Oliveira
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Food Tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira

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