9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Drive
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Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo), Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate (in Estombar) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, head outdoors with Praia da Batata, take in the waterfront activity at Praia do Porto de Mos, and stroll through Praia do Camilo.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lagos trip itinerary builder app.

Lisbon to Lagos is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. July in Lagos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, then stop by Livraria Lello, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Liberdade Square, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then get great views at Terreiro da Se, and finally steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porto attractions planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Porto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lagos in July: high temperatures in Porto hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

4
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 & Sintra National Palace). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side 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.