16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 2 nights
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Guimaraes
— 2 nights
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Vila Nova de Foz Coa
— 1 night
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Monsanto
— 1 night
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Lagos
— 4 nights
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
7
Coimbra
— 3 nights

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Porto

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Livraria Lello, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Porto day trip tool.

Frankfurt, Germany to Porto is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Porto is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Frankfurt in July: highs in Porto hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

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Civic Center
Palacio da Bolsa
4.3
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Livraria Lello
3.4

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Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, then get to know the fascinating history of Largo da Oliveira, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at The Garden of Santa Barbara, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, and finally take some stellar pictures from Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Guimaraes online travel route planner.

You can drive from Porto to Guimaraes in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Guimaraes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vila Nova de Foz Coa.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Religious Site
Bom Jesus do Monte
4.8
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Historic Walking Area
Largo da Oliveira
4.9

1
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Vila Nova de Foz Coa

Vila Nova de Foz Coa ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get curious at Museu da Fundacao do Coa, then contemplate the long history of Vale do Coa Archaeological Park, then step into the grandiose world of Muralhas e Castelo de Trancoso, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Penedono. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Vila Nova de Foz Coa, then explore the ancient world of Ruínas do Castelo, and then make a trip to Fortified Village Almeida.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vila Nova de Foz Coa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guimaraes to Vila Nova de Foz Coa takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Monsanto.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Foz Coa

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

1
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Monsanto

Monsanto
For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Monsanto trip builder website.

You can drive from Vila Nova de Foz Coa to Monsanto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Lagos.

Things to do in Monsanto

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

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Lagos

Lagos ©

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, and stroll through Praia do Camilo.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lagos holiday planning site.

You can drive from Monsanto to Lagos in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. July in Lagos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Geologic Formation
Ponta da Piedade
4.8

2
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Lisbon

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Sintra National Palace has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sintra National Palace, wander the streets of Alfama, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally wander the streets of Rossio Square.

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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, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Must see
Lisbon Oceanarium
4.6
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Must see
Belém Tower
4.2
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Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5

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Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and finally admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museu dos Fosforos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Cristo, then contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and finally steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coimbra holiday planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Coimbra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Coimbra, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Portugal dos Pequenitos
3.9
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World heritage site
University of Coimbra
4.6

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