13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal visit planner

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Porto
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
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Nazare
— 1 night
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Porto

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, look for gifts at Livraria Lello and then don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto online trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Porto is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Porto, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Porto at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Coimbra

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, then contemplate the long history of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and finally walk around Parque Verde do Mondego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Moinho da Nascente de Anca, steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, and finally take in the views from Ponte Pedro e Ines.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coimbra planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Coimbra are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nazare

— 1 night
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida da Memoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, then take some stellar pictures from Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Nazare.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nazare day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Nazare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Nazare sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Nazare

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Albufeira

— 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kids will enjoy Praia Da Rocha and Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia, identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and boost your wellbeing at Garden Spa.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira online journey planner.

Getting from Nazare to Albufeira by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nazare in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Albufeira: highs are around 81°F and lows about 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Family-friendly places like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), stop by Alfama, and browse the different shops at Amoreiras Shopping Center.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Albufeira in June since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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.