16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal itinerary planner

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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 4 nights
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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 Ponta da Piedade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Sabai Thai Massage Praia da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park, identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Albufeira is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. In June, Albufeira is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon journey planner.

Drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in June, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Attractions like Praia da Nazare and Praia do Norte make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco, Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, make a trip to Praca do Comercio, take in the views from Ponte Pedro e Ines, and admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra.

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Getting from Lisbon to Coimbra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Coimbra, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Bring the kids along to Ponte de Dom Luis I and Palacio da Bolsa. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and look for gifts at Livraria Lello.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Tours · Museums · Adventure

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.