11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

Make it your trip
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Porto
— 3 nights
Fly
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Porto

— 3 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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the activities along Douro River, and stroll around Museu Serralves.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Porto tour planner.

Seattle, USA to Porto is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Porto. In September, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors
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Albufeira

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and finally kick back and relax at Algarve. Keep things going the next day: stop by Casa Grade and then stroll through Praia Da Rocha.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Albufeira journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Albufeira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albufeira, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.