9 days in Portugal & Algarve Itinerary

9 days in Portugal & Algarve Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive
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Sintra
— 1 night
Taxi to Cascais Municipal Aerodrome, Fly to Portimao
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Portimao
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fatima
— 1 day
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Lisbon — 1 night

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a stroll through Parque das Nacoes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Rua Augusta, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Miradouro de Santa Luzia, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lisbon travel route planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Beirut in November; daily highs in Lisbon reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sintra.
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Sintra — 1 night

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tamariz.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sintra day trip planner.

Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. In November, daytime highs in Sintra are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Portimao.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Portimao — 2 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.
On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Alvor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vau Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tres Castelos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: slough off your stress at Aguadream Mediterranean Baths, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, and then do a tasting at Quinta Do Frances Winery.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portimao trip builder site.

Getting from Sintra to Portimao by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Porto.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Baths
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Porto — 2 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Graham's Port Lodge and Palacio da Bolsa. For shopping fun, head to Mercado Bom Sucesso or Garrafeira do Carmo. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum, do a tasting at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Portimao to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Porto, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fatima.
Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
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Fatima — 1 day

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fatima trip maker website.

Getting from Porto to Fatima by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Tue).
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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.

Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.