11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Florence
Fly:  4​h
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Alcobaca
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Nazare
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Porto
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Guimaraes
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  7​h 30​min
End: Florence

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge and then stroll through Praia da Nazare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): wander the streets of Belém Tower, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon vacation builder app .

Florence, Italy to Lisbon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Florence to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Sintra on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Praia da Nazare
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
day
Alcobaca

Alcobaca
Alcobaça is a city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal, formerly included in the Estremadura Province. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, steep yourself in history at Castle of Alcobaca, and then don't miss a visit to Baia de Sao Martinho do Porto.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Alcobaca trip itinerary website .

Drive from Obidos to Alcobaca in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Alcobaca are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Alcobaca

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

2
nights
Nazare

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. On the 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, don't miss a visit to Forte de Sao Miguel, then make a trip to O Sitio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Norte, and finally stroll through Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Nazare itinerary planner .

Nazare is very close to Alcobaca. In July in Nazare, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Nazare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel
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Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte
O Sitio
O Sitio
Forte de Sao Miguel ©
Forte de Sao Miguel

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like National Forest of Bussaco and Parque da Cidade do Porto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Praia da Costa Nova (in Ilhavo) and Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria (in Santa Maria da Feira). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take some stellar pictures from Porto Bridge Climb, take a leisurely stroll along Ribeira Square, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Nazare to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Praia da Costa Nova, National Forest of Bussaco, Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
National Forest of Bussaco ©
National Forest of Bussaco
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I

1
night
Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Largo Republica do Brasil, make a trip to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, then delve into the distant past at Paco dos Condes de Barcelos, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Paco dos Duques de Braganca and then take in the awesome beauty at Serra Penha.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Guimaraes sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Porto to Guimaraes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Guimaraes, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Paco dos Condes de Barcelos
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Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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