17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Portimao
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Fatima
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

4
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: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary website .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Juan to Lisbon. Traveling from San Juan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Portimao is known for beaches, nightlife, adventure, shopping, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Praia Da Rocha, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, bet on your favorite at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portimao trip planner .

Drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Portimao, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fatima.

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Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia Do Submarino ©
Praia Do Submarino

2
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Casa De Francisco & Jacinta Marto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and finally examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Casa De Lucia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Valinhos Sanctuary, Head underground at Moeda Caves, then see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera, and finally browse for treasures at St. Andre Arte Sacra.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fatima trip builder website .

You can drive from Portimao to Fatima in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Portimao in August, things will get little chillier in Fatima: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Porto.

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Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes
Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade

5
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, stroll around Museu Serralves, explore the activities along Rio Douro, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Fatima to Porto in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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