11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Porto Moniz, Madeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Portimao
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
End: Milan

2
nights
Porto

Porto ©
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 26th (Thu): walk around Museu Serralves, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia da Luz and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Miramar.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto tour planning website .

Milan, Italy to Porto is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in December, with highs in Porto at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Praia de Miramar
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis ©
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto Moniz.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia da ursa
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Porto Moniz, Madeira

Porto Moniz ©
Porto Moniz is a municipality in the northwest corner of the island of Madeira. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ethnographic Museum and Engenhos do Norte. Get some cultural insight at Church of Sao Pedro and Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte - Capela do Cabo, Head underground at Sao Vicente Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calheta Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porto Moniz trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lisbon to Porto Moniz. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Porto Moniz hover around 23°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Portimao.

Things to do in Porto Moniz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ponta do Pargo, Sao Vicente Caves, Calheta Beach, Engenhos do Norte, Ethnographic Museum
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Calheta Beach ©
Calheta Beach
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse ©
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse

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nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Tres Irmaos, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Praia de Alvor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Divino Salvador.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Portimao trip maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Porto Moniz to Portimao. Traveling from Porto Moniz in January, plan for little chillier nights in Portimao, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos

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