16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lamego
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Pinhao
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Obidos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sintra
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
6
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Lagos
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Albufeira
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
9
Olhao
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Porto

Porto ©
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 21st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Jardim da Rotunda da Boavista, make a trip to Livraria Lello, take a leisurely stroll along Cais da Ribeira, then contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Porto driving holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Porto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Porto is minus 2 hours. In December, Porto is little chillier than Tel Aviv - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Covas do Douro.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Room Escape Games
Douro River ©
Douro River

1
night
Lamego

Lamego ©
Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. Quinta da Pacheca has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Capela de S.Pedro de Balsemão and then learn about winemaking at Quinta da Pacheca.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Lamego trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Porto to Lamego takes 1.5 hours. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pinhao.

Things to do in Lamego

Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Pacheca ©
Quinta da Pacheca
Aneto Wines ©
Aneto Wines
Capela de S.Pedro de Balsemão ©
Capela de S.Pedro de Balsemão

1
night
Pinhao

Pinhao ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Quinta da Roeda. On the 21st (Sat), do a tasting at Quinta da Roeda.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pinhao trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Porto to Pinhao takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Lamego.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Quinta do Beijo, Se-Catedral da Guarda
Highlights from your plan
Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim
Vinicola Wine & Soul ©
Vinicola Wine & Soul
Quinta do Beijo ©
Quinta do Beijo

1
night
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Vila Natal, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Tiago Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Obidos planning app .

Getting from Pinhao to Obidos by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December in Obidos, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Vila Natal ©
Vila Natal
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 26th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena, then explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno, and finally explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach, contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros, and then contemplate the long history of Palacio Nacional de Sintra.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sintra trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Obidos to Sintra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Sintra are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cascais
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Boca do Inferno ©
Boca do Inferno
Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online itinerary planner .

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Sintra. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

1
night
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), and finally have some family-friendly fun at Hovercraft - Hovertrack Portugal.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hovercraft - Hovertrack Portugal
Highlights from your plan
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Albufeira

Albufeira
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Lagos to Albufeira in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Albufeira are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 1st (Wed), you're off toOlhao.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

2
nights
Olhao

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Olhao is known for nature, wildlife, parks, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Ria Formosa, get outside with Ilha Do Farol, view the masterpieces at Atelier Zea, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Olhao trip planner .

Getting from Albufeira to Olhao by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Olhao

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Faro, Tavira
Highlights from your plan
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Ilha da Fuzeta ©
Ilha da Fuzeta
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

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