26 days in Portugal, Malaga & Valencia Itinerary

26 days in Portugal, Malaga & Valencia Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Faro, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 6 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal

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, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Porto day trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Porto is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Porto due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel route builder site.

You can drive from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in July, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Faro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Faro, Portugal

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Fri) at Aquashow Park. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Sweet Estoi, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Comur - Conserveira de Portugal.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Faro sightseeing planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Faro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Faro

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Malaga, Spain

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Malaga is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the activities along Rio Higueron, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Malaga driving holiday website.

You can drive from Faro to Malaga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Faro to Malaga. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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Valencia, Spain

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparc Valencia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Valencia, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Malaga to Valencia in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Valencia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

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.

Faro District travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Although the city of Faro remains its main attraction, Faro District also boasts a string of small towns made for sightseeing on foot. Medieval Europeans considered this southernmost part of Portugal the edge of the world, but today the tourism-oriented district serves as one of the country's liveliest vacation destinations. The coastline's modern resorts draw huge crowds at the peak of the season, while the quieter interior lures mostly cyclists and walkers eager to discover the more traditional side of Portugal. As an alternative vacation idea to staying in a single resort, use the well-connected city of Faro as your base and divide your time among the district's quaint villages, which preserve their local culture and traditional cooking.