22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel route planner
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Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nazare
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 5 nights
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Lagos — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Tavira Island (in Tavira), By Nature (in Albufeira) and Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Sun) at Aquashow Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Lagos road trip website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Lagos 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 Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in August, with highs in Lagos at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lisbon.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Nazare.
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Nazare — 4 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nazare: Obidos (Obidos Village, Lagoa de Obidos, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, don't miss a visit to O Sitio, pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida da Memoria, and take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nazare road trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: highs in Nazare hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coimbra.
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Coimbra — 4 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and admire the local landmark of Anca Fountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coimbra online trip planner.

You can drive from Nazare to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Porto.
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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.
Dedicate the 12th (Mon) 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, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stop by Livraria Lello.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto vacation builder website.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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