12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Tavira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Miami

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Thu), get your bearings at Livraria Lello, explore the activities along Rio Douro, then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I. On the next day, savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

Miami, USA to Porto is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Miami to Porto due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in July; daily highs in Porto reach 75°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tavira.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Nature
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I

3
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Aquashow Park and Praia da Terra Estreita. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril, step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, and get engrossed in the history at Igreja do Antigo Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos.

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Traveling by flight from Porto to Tavira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in July, things will get a bit warmer in Tavira: highs are around 84°F and lows about 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Aquashow Park
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Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park and Praia Da Rocha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Albufeira (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Hot Wheels Raceway) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade and stroll through Tres Castelos Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip planning app .

You can drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lagos are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will enjoy Belém Tower and Lisbon Oceanarium. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Câmara Municipal). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, wander the streets of Alfama, don't miss a visit to Santa Justa Lift, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

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Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Jardim Zoologico ©
Jardim Zoologico

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