16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal route planner

Make it your trip
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Baiao
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
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Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. On your second day here, take a stroll through Alfama, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon visit planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Porto

— 4 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.
Dedicate the 31st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Porto trip website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Baiao.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Baiao

— 2 nights
Explore Baiao's surroundings by going to Passadicos do Paiva (in Arouca), Quinta do Beijo (in Sabrosa) and Casa de Mateus (in Vila Real).

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Baiao road trip app.

Drive from Porto to Baiao in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Baiao

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). Enjoy Lisbon some more: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, stop by Alfama, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip maker.

Traveling by car from Baiao to Lisbon takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Lagos

— 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Centro Historico de Albufeira (in Albufeira) and Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sagres, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lagos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in August, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Highlights from your 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.