13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
2
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Olhao
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Portland

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo dos Mouros and Park and National Palace of Pena. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Alfama, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planning site .

Portland, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In July in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Falesia Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Marinha and Praia do Carvalho. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo) and Albufeira (Praia do Peneco & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos route planner .

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Lagos are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Olhao.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia da Cordoama, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha, Praia do Carvalho
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
nights
Olhao

Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll through Praia do Barril and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Verde, and then stroll through Cabanas de Tavira beach.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Olhao trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Olhao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Olhao

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tavira, Praia Verde
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Palacio da Bolsa and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Serralves and MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Olhao to Porto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Olhao in July, things will get little chillier in Porto: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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