21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Albufeira
— 4 nights
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Sagres
— 3 nights
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Nazare
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 5 nights
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Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Pavilhao do Conhecimento. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena will appeal to history buffs. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more) and Troia (Troia Beach & Sado Emotion). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Museum of National Republican Guard, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip app.

Vancouver, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Lisbon, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 7:

Albufeira

— 4 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get outdoors at Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha. You'll get in some beach time at Praia Dona Ana and Pescadores Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Lagos (Praia do Camilo & Ponta da Piedade). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Wed) at Aquashow Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Albufeira sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Sagres

— 3 nights

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Divers Cape and Praia da Cordoama. Popular historic sites such as Cape Saint Vincent and Fortaleza de Sagres are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Sagres: Aljezur (Praia do Amado, Vale Figueiras Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bordeira Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Telheiro Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sagres trip itinerary site.

Getting from Albufeira to Sagres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Sagres sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Nazare

— 2 nights
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 15th (Sun), kick back and relax at Praia do Norte, cool off at NORPARK-DIVERSÕES AQUÁTICAS-NAZARÉ, and then explore the activities along Lagoa de Obidos. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, examine the collection at Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nazare online trip builder.

Getting from Sagres to Nazare by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, Nazare is a bit cooler than Sagres - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Nazare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

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Porto

— 5 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Portugal dos Pequenitos and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Museu Serralves. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz (in Coimbra) and Peneda-Geres National Park (in Peneda-Geres National Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, stop by Livraria Lello, and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Porto sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

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.