17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 3 nights
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Celorico da Beira
— 1 night
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Penacova
— 1 night
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
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Lagos
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Porto

— 3 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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto road trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect Porto to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Celorico da Beira.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Celorico da Beira

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stop by Sabores da Serra, explore the ancient world of Castelo de Celorico da Beira, and then get outside with Vale Glaciar de Loriga.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Celorico da Beira trip builder app.

Getting from Porto to Celorico da Beira by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Penacova.

Things to do in Celorico da Beira

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Penacova

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Emygdio da Silva Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Reconquinho, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Penacova planning website.

Drive from Celorico da Beira to Penacova in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Penacova are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Penacova

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Nazare (O Sitio & Monte de Sao Bartolomeu). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Coimbra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Penacova to Coimbra takes an hour. August in Coimbra sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Lagos

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hot Wheels Karting Albufeira Marina (in Albufeira), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia of Alvor.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos day trip website.

You can drive from Coimbra to Lagos in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Coimbra in August, expect Lagos to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Trails

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Bairro Alto, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

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, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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.