12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Lagoa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly

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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon online tour builder.

Doha, Qatar to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Doha to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In August, Lisbon is colder than Doha - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lagoa.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

2
nights
Lagoa

On the 26th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Misericordia Church, steep yourself in history at Feira Medieval de Silves, then get outside with Praia da Cova Redonda, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pescadores Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Carvoeiro Boardwalk, then trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Marinha.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lagoa road trip site.

Drive from Lisbon to Lagoa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lagoa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Lagoa

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

4
nights
Porto

Unvanquished City

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 is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a leisurely stroll along Cais da Ribeira, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and stop by Livraria Lello.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto road trip planning site.

You can drive from Lagoa to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Lagoa in August, expect Porto to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.