8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Drive
1
Lagos
— 1 night
Drive
2
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 15th (Wed): stroll through Praia do Camilo and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Tres Irmaos.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos day trip planning site.

Malaga, Spain to Lagos is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Malaga to Lagos is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

3
nights
Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Five Historic Photography Studio). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Lisbon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Livraria Lello, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and take some stellar pictures from Terreiro da Se.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Porto route planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

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.