12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 2 nights
2
Olhao
— 2 nights
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Douro River.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Porto is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Olhao.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Tours Nature
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Douro River ©
Douro River

2
nights
Olhao

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
On the 27th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and then step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): cool off at Aquashow Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Olhao trip maker site.

You can fly from Porto to Olhao in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, Olhao is somewhat warmer than Porto - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Olhao

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tavira, Aquashow Park
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Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Camera Obscura ©
Camera Obscura

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Albufeira (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more), Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, get outside with Pro Putting Garden, stop by Bolodoce & Cafe, and trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Olhao to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia Da Rocha, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
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: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in July, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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