8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portimao
— 3 nights
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Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Quinta da Regaleira. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Park and National Palace of Pena, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, visit Bairro Alto, and take a stroll around Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trips

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia da Marinha and Praia Da Rocha. Take a break from the city and head to Wildwatch Algarve and Praia do Camilo. Explore Portimao's surroundings by going to Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos) and Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Vau Beach and get outside with Pro Putting Garden.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Portimao road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Portimao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Portimao, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Portugal travel guide

4.2
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.