17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 3 nights
2
Lisbon
— 4 nights
3
Cascais
— 1 night
4
Albufeira
— 4 nights
5
Pinhao
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Dedicate the 1st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon route planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
Cascais

Cascais
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cascais trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Cascais takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Albufeira.

Things to do in Cascais

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

4
nights
Albufeira

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Pontal da Carrapateira (in Carrapateira), Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, stroll through Falesia Beach, get your game on at Hot Wheels Raceway, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Albufeira trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cascais to Albufeira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Albufeira sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Pinhao.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Pontal da Carrapateira, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

3
nights
Pinhao

Pinhao ©
You've now added The Douro Valley to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Casa de Mateus, learn about winemaking at Quinta do Bomfim, then make a trip to Pinhao Railway Station, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Douro Valley. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Vinicola Wine & Soul, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Se Catedral de Viseu.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pinhao tour itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Albufeira to Pinhao. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Se Catedral de Viseu, Casa de Mateus, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Highlights from your plan
Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim
The Douro Valley
The Douro Valley
Vinicola Wine & Soul ©
Vinicola Wine & Soul

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