13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip itinerary planner
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Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to Newark


Lisbon — 4 nights

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 (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, visit Alfama, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon journey planner.

Newark, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Portimao.
Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Portimao — 3 nights

Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Get out of town with these interesting Portimao side-trips: Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, try for a hole-in-one at Pro Putting Garden, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Massage Vilamoura.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portimao trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Portimao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Side Trips
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Porto — 3 nights

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.
Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Portimao to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Portimao in July: high temperatures in Porto hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coimbra.
Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
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Coimbra — 2 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, snap pictures at Ponte Pedro e Ines and then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Fun & Games · Parks
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Portugal travel guide

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.