20 days in Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal journey planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

20 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Vila do Bispo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Quarteira
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Cape Town

4
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.
Step out of Porto to go to Coimbra and see Jardim Botanico, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and get lost in a book at Livraria Lello.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porto day trip website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Porto is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Porto. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in June; daily highs in Porto reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vila do Bispo.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Jardim Botanico
Highlights from your plan
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I

4
nights
Vila do Bispo

Vila do Bispo ©
Vila do Bispo is a municipality in the Portuguese Algarve. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Telheiro Beach and Praia do Amado. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Vale Dos Homens (in Rogil), Odeceixe Beach (in Odeceixe) and Aljezur (Praia Da Amoreira & Vale Figueiras Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Amado Beach, don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Cordoama, and take some stellar pictures from Pontal da Carrapateira.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vila do Bispo trip itinerary builder site .

Explore your travel options from Porto to Vila do Bispo with the Route module. Traveling from Porto in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Vila do Bispo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Quarteira.

Things to do in Vila do Bispo

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aljezur, Amado Beach, Praia Vale Dos Homens, Cape Saint Vincent, Odeceixe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Telheiro Beach ©
Telheiro Beach
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach

4
nights
Quarteira

Quarteira ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zoomarine Algarve and Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park. Get out of town with these interesting Quarteira side-trips: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha).

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Quarteira road trip website .

You can drive from Vila do Bispo to Quarteira in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Quarteira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha, Ponta da Piedade, Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Quarteira to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Quarteira in June, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Pavilhao do Conhecimento

Similar Plans

23 days in Portugal & Marne-la-Vallee BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 24 days in Portugal & Seville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 25 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Portugal & Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
See more plans