9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Drive to Lagoa
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Lagoa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly
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Porto
— 2 nights
Fly

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Lagoa

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through Pescadores Beach. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Feira Medieval de Silves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lagoa trip maker.

Bordeaux, France to Lagoa is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lagoa when traveling from Bordeaux in August, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagoa

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Alfama, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Lagoa to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagoa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Palacio de Cristal, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.