12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal route planner

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport
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Porto
— 1 day
Drive
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Portimao
— 2 nights
Fly to Cascais Municipal Aerodrome, Taxi to Sintra
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Sintra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Queluz
— 3 nights
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Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Porto

— 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto Walkers - Free Walking Tours & Experiences and Wine Tours & Tastings. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, join in the after-dark buzz at Porto Walkers - Free Walking Tours & Experiences, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Porto day trip app.

Newark, USA to Porto is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Porto is 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in February, things will get a bit warmer in Porto: highs are around 57°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Portimao

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): wander the streets of Centro Historico de Albufeira, then take in the exciting artwork at Olaria Pequena, then shop like a local with Studio Bongard, and finally stroll through Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): look for gifts at Canastra, then take an in-depth tour of Museu Municipal de Loulé, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sacred Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portimao trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Porto to Portimao in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. February in Portimao sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sintra.

Things to do in Portimao

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Sintra

— 2 nights
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
You've now added Praia da ursa to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Sinistra, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa, and then look for gifts at H'art Portugal. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra, then explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally examine the collection at Museu do Bonsai.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Portimao to Sintra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Sintra, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop On -Hop Off, ToursByLocals - Lisbon, Tours for You - Day Tours, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Rossio Square, stop by Artes de S+Jorge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida da Liberdade.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online road trip planner.

Lisbon is very close to Sintra. In February, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Queluz.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Queluz

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Graca, Monte da Ravasqueira, Museu de Evora, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Graca, examine the collection at Museu de Evora, learn about winemaking at Monte da Ravasqueira, browse the different shops at UBBO, then see the interesting displays at Museu da Polvora Negra, and finally steep yourself in history at National Palace of Queluz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mercado de Alges, then make a trip to Palacio do Marques de Pombal, and then stroll through Praia das Avencas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Queluz vacation planner.

Queluz is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. In February, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queluz

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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.