21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Tavira
— 5 nights
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Lagos
— 4 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Porto
— 5 nights
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Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ilha da Fuzeta (in Fuseta), Ilha de Armona (in Olhao) and Aquashow Park (in Quarteira). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Tavira Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Alagoa, stroll through Praia Verde, and don't miss a visit to Praca da Republica.

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Milan, Italy to Tavira is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

4
nights
Lagos

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.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Praia do Castelejo (in Vila do Bispo), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Molhe Beach (in Ferragudo). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, and stroll through Tres Castelos Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lagos journey planning tool.

You can drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

6
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Palacio de Monserrate, Sintra National Palace, &more). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip site.

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lagos in August since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

5
nights
Porto

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the activities along Douro River, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect Porto to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.