6 days in Portugal Itinerary

6 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lagos
— 1 night
Drive
2
Benagil
— 1 night
Drive
3
Portimao
Fly to Aeródromo Municipal de Cascais, Taxi to Colares
4
Colares
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lisbon
Drive
6
Peniche
— 1 night
Drive
7
Nazare
Drive
8
Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive
9
Porto
Fly

S M T W T F S
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28
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Lagos

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, take in the waterfront activity at Praia do Porto de Mos, then kick back and relax at Meia Praia, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture of Dom Sebastiao.

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Poznan, Poland to Lagos is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Poznan to Lagos. In September, Lagos is somewhat warmer than Poznan - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Benagil.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Benagil

— 1 night
For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Benagil trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Benagil in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to Portimao.

Things to do in Benagil

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Portimao

Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Portimao trip itinerary builder site.

Portimao is just a stone's throw from Benagil. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Colares.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Colares

— 1 night
To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colares holiday builder app.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Portimao to Colares in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will leave for Lisbon on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Colares

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Drive from Colares to Lisbon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Peniche.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites

Peniche

— 1 night
Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal. To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Peniche trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Peniche takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Peniche, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Nazare.

Things to do in Peniche

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, then kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nazare visit planner.

Traveling by car from Peniche to Nazare takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Coimbra

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coimbra holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Nazare to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Coimbra sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge.

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Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Porto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.

Sintra Municipality travel guide

4.3
Castles · Architectural Buildings · Scenic Walking Areas
The Portuguese royalty recognized the natural beauty of Sintra Municipality centuries ago, building a lavish palace and gardens there to serve as one of their summer retreats. The World Heritage-listed municipality sits at the foothills of forest-covered mountains, a huge draw for hikers and nature lovers. The hills overlooking the town also boast well-preserved remains of a Moorish castle, originally constructed sometime in the 9th century. Sintra serves as a good base for exploring the region and draws throngs of day-trippers from nearby Lisbon. Beat the crowds by timing your sightseeing tour for early in the morning, or immerse yourself in local history and culture by settling in one of the municipality's serene villages.