12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nazare
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Faro
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Belgrade

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque de Monserrate and Lisbon by Boat. Belém Tower and Castelo de Sao Jorge will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, take a stroll through Alfama, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip builder.

Belgrade, Serbia to Lisbon is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Belgrade in January: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Parque de Monserrate
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazare online itinerary creator.

Traveling by taxi from Lisbon to Nazare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Nazare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Batalha Monastery
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Palacio da Bolsa and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fundação De Serralves and Clerigos Tower. Dedicate the 12th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Carneiro, explore the activities along Rio Douro, snap pictures at Ponte de D. Luis, and get a new perspective on things with Oportosurftours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porto vacation builder.

You can drive from Nazare to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Porto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Costa Vincentina National Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Formosamar, explore the activities along Barragem da Bravura, and then stop by Sweet Estoi.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Faro itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Faro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Faro can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Barragem da Bravura
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Barragem da Bravura ©
Barragem da Bravura
Sweet Estoi ©
Sweet Estoi

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