7 days in Portugal Itinerary

7 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal journey maker

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Fly
1
Faro
Drive
2
Benagil
Drive
3
Lagos
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive
5
Peniche
— 1 night
Drive
6
Nazare
— 1 night
Drive
7
Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive
8
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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Faro journey planner.

Poznan, Poland to Faro is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Poznan in September, with highs in Faro at 30°C and lows at 21°C. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to Benagil.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Wildlife

Benagil

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Benagil trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Faro to Benagil takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Benagil

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Meia Praia, visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Benagil to Lagos by car takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Lisbon

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 29th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip builder app.

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Peniche.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Peniche

— 1 night
Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, make a trip to Obidos Village, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baleal Beach.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Peniche driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Peniche takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for slightly colder days in Peniche, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Peniche

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazare

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, make a trip to O Sitio, then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, and finally don't miss a visit to Forte de Sao Miguel.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nazare trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Peniche to Nazare in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Nazare sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Coimbra

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, then see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coimbra driving holiday app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums

Porto

— 1 night

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): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porto journey maker.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites

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.