11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Lagos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Faro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lisbon
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Sintra
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
Colares
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Marinha Grande
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Bucharest


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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.
On the 15th (Tue), kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana and then kick back and relax at Camilo Beach. On the next day, stroll through Praia Da Rocha and then kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lagos vacation builder.

Bucharest, Romania to Lagos is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Bucharest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lagos, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

1
night
Faro

Faro
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Faro online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Lagos to Faro in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 17th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Castelo de Sao Jorge, then wander the streets of Alfama, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Estrela Basilica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then take a memorable tour with Portugal Bike.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Portugal Bike
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

1
night
Sintra

Sintra
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Sintra trip itinerary maker.

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. August in Sintra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will leave for Colares on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Sintra

Outdoors Tours Parks

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hours
Colares

Colares ©
On the 19th (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Adega Viuva Gomes and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cabo da Roca.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colares trip itinerary planner.

Colares is just a short distance from Sintra. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marinha Grande.

Things to do in Colares

Wineries
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Adega Viuva Gomes ©
Adega Viuva Gomes
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca

3
nights
Marinha Grande

Marinha Grande ©
Marinha Grande is a municipality in the Leiria District, Portugal. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Praia Foz do Arelho, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Leiria, and then steep yourself in history at Batalha Monastery.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marinha Grande trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Colares to Marinha Grande in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Marinha Grande

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomar, Praia Foz do Arelho, Castelo de Leiria, Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, Castle of Almourol
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Castelo de Leiria ©
Castelo de Leiria
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Ingleses. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto travel planner.

You can drive from Marinha Grande to Porto in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Porto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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