14 days in Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Portugal Itinerary

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14 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
+3
train + foot + tram + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 4 nights
3
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Olhao
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Porto trip maker site .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Porto is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Teleferico de Gaia, Bom Jesus do Monte, Centro Historico de Guimaraes
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Room Escape Games
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Bairro Alto, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardim Zoologico, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in August, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca

4
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.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia) and Albufeira (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Praia do Peneco, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, take some stellar pictures from Ponta Da Piedale, trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lagos trip itinerary builder website .

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 August, daytime highs in Lagos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Olhao.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Praia da Marinha, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

3
nights
Olhao

Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olhao: Cabanas de Tavira beach (in Cabanas), Blossom (in Tavira) and Aquashow Park (in Quarteira). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, stroll through Praia do Barril, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Olhao visit app .

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 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Olhao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tavira, Aquashow Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach

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