7 days in Portugal Itinerary

7 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
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Faro
— 1 night
Drive
2
Benagil
— Few hours
Drive
3
Lagos
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive
5
Sintra
— Few hours
Drive
6
Peniche
— 1 night
Drive
7
Nazare
— Few hours
Drive
8
Coimbra
— Few hours
Drive
9
Aveiro
— 1 night
Drive
10
Porto
— 1 night
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Faro

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Faro planning website.

Poznan, Poland to Faro is an approximately 8.5-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 Faro. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Poznan in September, with highs in Faro at 30°C and lows at 21°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Benagil.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Wildlife

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Benagil

Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): shop like a local with Vieira Ceramics Factory and then explore the fascinating underground world of Algar de Benagil.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Benagil attractions planner.

You can drive from Faro to Benagil in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Benagil can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Benagil

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Lagos

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, then visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Gil Eanes.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Benagil to Lagos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, and finally don't miss a visit to Rossio Train Station.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon travel route builder website.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

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Sintra

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sintra trip itinerary builder website.

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. In September, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Peniche.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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Peniche

Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal. To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Peniche trip planner.

Getting from Sintra to Peniche by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sintra in September: highs in Peniche hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Nazare.

Things to do in Peniche

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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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 1st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Nazare road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Peniche to Nazare takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Nazare, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coimbra.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra day trip planning website.

You can drive from Nazare to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Aveiro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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Aveiro

Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Ria de Aveiro and then examine the collection at Museu do Brincar.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aveiro trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, then savor the flavors at Taste Porto Food Tours, and finally get great views at Porto Bridge Climb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto road trip website.

You can drive from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or 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

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Wineries

Portugal travel guide

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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

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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.