11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  4​h
1
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Faro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Benagil
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Lagos
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Portimao
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
6
Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Marinha Grande
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Hamburg

1
night
Porto

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've now added Walking tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Porto attractions planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Porto is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hamburg to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hamburg in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Porto, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Walking tours

2
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
On the 26th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro, then savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908), then take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, and finally kick back and relax at Falesia Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Faro journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Faro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in May; daily highs in Faro reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Benagil.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Loule, Albufeira
Highlights from your plan
Marina de Vilamoura ©
Marina de Vilamoura
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro

few
hours
Benagil

Benagil
For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Benagil trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Faro to Benagil in an hour. In May in Benagil, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. You'll set off for Lagos on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Benagil

Outdoors Parks Beaches

1
night
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.
You've now added Taruga Benagil Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): kick back and relax at Algarve.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip planner .

Getting from Benagil to Lagos by car takes about an hour. May in Lagos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Portimao.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Taruga Benagil Tours, Algarve, Alvor Boardwalk, Praia da Marinha
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Alvor Boardwalk ©
Alvor Boardwalk

few
hours
Portimao

Portimao
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portimao holiday maker tool .

Portimao is just a stone's throw from Lagos. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You will leave for Lisbon on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You've now added Lisbon Chill-Out Free Tour to your itinerary. On the 29th (Tue), gain interesting insight with Lisbon Chill-Out Free Tour.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Portimao in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Marinha Grande on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Chill-Out Free Tour ©
Lisbon Chill-Out Free Tour

few
hours
Marinha Grande

Marinha Grande
Marinha Grande is a municipality in the Leiria District, Portugal. For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marinha Grande trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Marinha Grande takes 2 hours. While traveling from Lisbon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Marinha Grande, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Porto on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Marinha Grande

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

1
night
Porto

Porto
To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Marinha Grande to Porto in 2 hours. You'll set off for Albufeira on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Montechoro Strip, then kick back and relax at Praia Sao Rafael, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Gale.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Albufeira trip app .

Traveling by car from Porto to Albufeira takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Albufeira: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Sao Rafael ©
Praia Sao Rafael

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