11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Porto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Porto

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ponte de Dom Luis I. Step out of Porto to go to Pinhao and see Quinta do Bomfim, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and stop by Livraria Lello.

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San Antonio, USA to Porto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from San Antonio in August, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Porto: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Coimbra

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Praca do Comercio, then steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

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Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lagos

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Coimbra to Lagos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Coimbra in August; daily highs in Lagos reach 85°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Câmara Municipal. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in August, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.