11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  16​h
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Seattle

3
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Museu Serralves, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

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Seattle, USA to Porto is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Time is 8 hours. September in Porto sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get outside with Pro Putting Garden, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, then trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Algarve. On the next day, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Casa Grade, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albufeira visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Albufeira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albufeira, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Algarve, Casa Grade, Praia Da Rocha, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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