23 days in Portugal Itinerary

23 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 2 nights
2
Amarante
— 1 night
3
Vila Real
— 1 night
4
Peso Da Regua
— 3 nights
5
Lamego
— Few hours
6
Tarouca
— Few hours
7
Pinhao
— 1 day
8
Vila Nova de Foz Coa
— 1 night
9
Coimbra
— 1 night
10
Obidos
— 1 night
11
Peniche
— 2 nights
12
Sintra
— 2 nights
13
Colares
— 2 nights
14
Lisbon
— 2 nights
15
Lagos
— 1 night
16
Faro
— 2 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for gifts at Livraria Lello, thensnap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, thentake in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, thencontemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Porto day trip app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In July in Porto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amarante.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

1
night
Amarante

Amarante ©
On the 26th (Sun), cool off at Parque Aquatico Amarante, examine the collection at Amadeo De Souza Cardoso Museum, thensnap pictures at Ponte de Sao Goncalo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de São Gonçalo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Nosso Senhor dos Aflitos.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amarante trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Porto to Amarante in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vila Real.

Things to do in Amarante

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Parque Aquatico Amarante
Highlights from your plan
Igreja de São Gonçalo ©
Igreja de São Gonçalo
Amadeo De Souza Cardoso Museum ©
Amadeo De Souza Cardoso Museum
De Nosso Senhor dos Aflitos ©
De Nosso Senhor dos Aflitos

1
night
Vila Real

Vila Real ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria Maior, make a trip to Praca de Camoes, thensteep yourself in history at Ponte Romana de Trajano, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Domingos Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa de Mateus. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museu da Vila Velha and then get outside with Parque Natural do Alvao.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vila Real journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Amarante to Vila Real takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Peso Da Regua.

Things to do in Vila Real

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Chaves, Parque Natural do Alvao
Highlights from your plan
Casa de Mateus ©
Casa de Mateus
Parque Natural do Alvao ©
Parque Natural do Alvao
Museu da Vila Velha ©
Museu da Vila Velha

3
nights
Peso Da Regua

Peso Da Regua ©
Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real. Go for a jaunt from Peso Da Regua to Santa Cruz do Douro to see Casa de Tormes - Museu Queirosiano about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, look for gifts at Quinta Da Gaivosa, take in the views from Ponte Pedonal Metalica de Peso da Regua, and do a tasting at Quinta do Vallado.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Peso Da Regua trip planning website.

Peso Da Regua is just a short distance from Vila Real. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lamego.

Things to do in Peso Da Regua

Museums Wineries Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Casa de Tormes - Museu Queirosiano, Quinta Da Gaivosa
Highlights from your plan
Museu do Douro ©
Museu do Douro
Quinta Da Gaivosa ©
Quinta Da Gaivosa
Miradouro Sao Domingos ©
Miradouro Sao Domingos

few
hours
Lamego

Lamego ©
Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. On the 31st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Capela de S.Pedro de Balsemão and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lamego trip tool.

Lamego is just a stone's throw from Peso Da Regua. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tarouca.

Things to do in Lamego

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Capela de S.Pedro de Balsemão ©
Capela de S.Pedro de Balsemão

few
hours
Tarouca

Tarouca
Tarouca is a municipality and a city in Viseu District in Norte Region and Douro Subregion in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ponte Fortificada de Ucanha.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Tarouca trip site.

Tarouca is just a short distance from Lamego. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pinhao.

Things to do in Tarouca

Historic Sites

1
day
Pinhao

Pinhao ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): appreciate the views at The Douro Valley, thenmake a trip to Pinhao Railway Station, thenlearn about winemaking at Quinta do Bomfim, and finally learn about winemaking at Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pinhao online trip builder.

Getting from Tarouca to Pinhao by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vila Nova de Foz Coa.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman
Highlights from your plan
Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim
The Douro Valley
The Douro Valley
Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman ©
Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman

1
night
Vila Nova de Foz Coa

Vila Nova de Foz Coa
To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Vila Nova de Foz Coa trip builder tool.

You can drive from Pinhao to Vila Nova de Foz Coa in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Coimbra on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Vila Nova de Foz Coa

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

1
night
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 2nd (Sun), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra and then contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, thenmake a trip to Sao Sebastiao Aqueduct, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra road trip website.

Getting from Vila Nova de Foz Coa to Coimbra by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Coimbra are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

1
night
Obidos

Obidos
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
On the 3rd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Usseira.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Obidos day trip website.

You can drive from Coimbra to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Peniche.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites

2
nights
Peniche

Peniche ©
Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal. Peniche is known for adventure, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, make a trip to Cabo Carvoeiro, kick back and relax at Baleal Beach, and examine the collection at Museu da Lourinha.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Peniche trip itinerary builder tool.

Peniche is just a short distance from Obidos. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Peniche

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lourinha, Praia da Areia Branca
Highlights from your plan
Baleal Beach ©
Baleal Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Praia dos Supertubos (Medão Grande) ©
Praia dos Supertubos (Medão Grande)

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Praia da ursa. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa, thenstep into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sintra trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Peniche to Sintra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Peniche in August: highs in Sintra hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colares.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Sintra National Palace ©
Sintra National Palace

2
nights
Colares

Colares ©
You've now added Cabo da Roca to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Adraga, take some stellar pictures from Cabo da Roca, thenlearn about winemaking at Adega Viuva Gomes, and finally learn about winemaking at Adega Regional de Colares. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Convent of the Capuchos, thenkick back and relax at Lugar das Piscinas das Azenhas do Mar, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Azenhas do Mar.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colares sightseeing planning site.

Colares is just a short distance from Sintra. August in Colares sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Colares

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia da Adraga, Lugar das Piscinas das Azenhas do Mar
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Adraga ©
Praia da Adraga
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Lugar das Piscinas das Azenhas do Mar ©
Lugar das Piscinas das Azenhas do Mar

2
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, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Alfama, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Colares to Lisbon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Lisbon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then make a trip to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lagos day trip planning site.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Lagos, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Beaches Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade

2
nights
Faro

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Bras Chapel. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Faro tour planner.

Getting from Lagos to Faro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Faro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sao Bras Chapel, Aquashow Park
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro

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