11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 1 night
Fly
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sagres
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tavira
— 3 nights
Fly

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night
Porto

Unvanquished City

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Praca de Lisboa, then don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, and then head outdoors with Jardim Municipal do Horto das Virtudes.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Porto. In August in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

4
nights
Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Rossio Square, wander the streets of Alfama, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online tour planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

2
nights
Sagres

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
On the 9th (Sun), get outside with Praia do Beliche, then don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, then get outside with Pura Vida, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): head outdoors with Praia do Castelejo, don't miss a visit to Praia da Cordoama, then kick back and relax at Praia do Zavial, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Porto da Baleeira.

Before you visit Sagres, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Sagres takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tavira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

3
nights
Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Take a break from Tavira with a short trip to Ilha de Armona in Olhao, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril, stroll through Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours, and head outdoors with Jardim do Coreto.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tavira driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sagres to Tavira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Tavira sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.