11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 3 nights
2
Portimao
— 3 nights
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights

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.
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Torre dos Clerigos will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Braga (Se de Braga, Bom Jesus do Monte, &more). Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, explore the activities along Douro River, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary builder site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Porto is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dusseldorf, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Braga
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortaleza de Sagres and Faro Cathedral. Explore Portimao's surroundings by going to Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua), Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos) and Old Town Faro (in Faro). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, relax and rejuvenate at Swan Day Spa, and take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Portimao visit site.

Getting from Porto to Portimao by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Porto in September since evenings lows in Portimao dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Faro, Falesia Beach, Ponta da Piedade, Fortaleza de Sagres
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Swan Day Spa ©
Swan Day Spa
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Fortaleza de Sagres ©
Fortaleza de Sagres

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Quinta da Regaleira and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Praia da ursa, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Alfama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Estrela, and shop like a local with Rossio Square.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Alfama ©
Alfama
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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