23 days in Portugal Itinerary

23 days in Portugal Itinerary

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23 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nazare
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Faro
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lagos
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h
End: London

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Relax by the water at Praia Grande and Adraga Beach. Get outdoors at Portugal Bike and Lisbon by Boat. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Parque de Monserrate & Sintra National Palace). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, contemplate the long history of Jeronimos Monastery, and admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon holiday planner.

In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sintra, Praia da Adraga, Portugal Bike
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Nazare

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. On the 13th (Thu), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Norte, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nazare custom trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Nazare

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia do Carneiro and Oportosurftours. Visiting Oporto Mountain Tour and Rio Douro will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Fundação De Serralves, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, snap pictures at Ponte de D. Luis, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip generator.

Drive from Nazare to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

7
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Corte-Real Gallery and Church of Sao Lourenco de Almancil are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Cape St. Mary and Praia da Coelha. Venture out of the city with trips to Cabanas de Tavira beach (in Cabanas), Monte Gordo Beach (in Monte Gordo), Castelo de Tavira (in Tavira), Albufeira (Praia Gale, Praia dos Aveiros, & more) and Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Costa Vincentina National Park. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Formosamar, and catch a wave with a taste of the best surfing spots.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Faro itinerary builder.

You can fly from Porto to Faro in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Faro when traveling from Porto in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Tavira, Ria Formosa, Praia de Monte Gordo, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale
Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados

5
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Galeria Arte Algarve and Arte Bongard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Odeceixe Beach and Praia Da Rocha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Bordeira Beach (in Carrapateira), Praia Da Amoreira (in Aljezur), Carvoeiro (Praia do Carvalho & Praia da Marinha) and Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Grande, enjoy the sand and surf at Camilo Beach, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Lagos travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Arte Bongard, Praia Grande, Praia da Luz, Praia da Marinha, Carvalho Beach
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama

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