16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel route planner

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Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Drive to Marco de Canaveses
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Marco de Canaveses
— 7 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly

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Marco de Canaveses

— 7 nights
Marco de Canaveses is a city and municipality of the Porto district, in northern Portugal. Bring the kids along to Pena Aventura Park and Magikland. Venture out of the city with trips to Passadicos do Paiva (in Arouca), Museu da Fundacao do Coa (in Vila Nova de Foz Coa) and Se Catedral de Viseu (in Viseu). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Braganza, and make a trip to Pinhao Railway Station.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco de Canaveses trip itinerary maker.

Newark, USA to Marco de Canaveses is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Marco de Canaveses is 5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Porto.

Things to do in Marco de Canaveses

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and then make a trip to Jardim da Rotunda da Boavista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Lavadores, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro, then stop by Livraria Lello, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porto road trip planning site.

You can drive from Marco de Canaveses to Porto in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Castelo dos Mouros). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take a stroll through Bairro Alto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in June, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

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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.