22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 4 nights
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
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Sagres
— 2 nights
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Albufeira
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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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: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Livraria Lello, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Adventure

4
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Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Nazare (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Miradouro do Suberco, &more), Lagoa de Obidos (in Obidos) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Praca do Comercio, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Miguel.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Coimbra trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sagres

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get outside with Praia do Castelejo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Cordoama, and then stroll through Praia do Amado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, steep yourself in history at Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe, contemplate the long history of Ponta do Castelo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bordeira Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Amado Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sagres trip planner.

Getting from Coimbra to Sagres by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Coimbra in July; daily highs in Sagres reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
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Albufeira

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lagos (Praia do Camilo, Ponta da Piedade, &more), Alvor (Church of Misericordia of Alvor & Praia dos Tres Irmaos) and Algar de Benagil (in Benagil). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, kick back and relax at Algarve, and get outside with Paradis Plage Portimao.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Albufeira trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Sagres to Albufeira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Albufeira sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Praia da ursa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, wander the streets of Alfama, and shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip site.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.