16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 1 night
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque de Monserrate and Parque Natural da Arrabida. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Boca do Inferno (in Cascais) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and visit Bairro Alto.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planning tool.

Chandigarh, India to Lisbon is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Chandigarh to Lisbon, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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4
nights
Funchal, Madeira

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Caravel Art Center and Madeira Optics Museum. Get outdoors at Madeira Mountain Expeditions and Safari Madeira Island. Change things up with a short trip to Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela in Ribeira da Janela (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Ruivo, see Off-Road Tours, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Funchal online vacation planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in January: high temperatures in Funchal hover around 22°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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2
nights
Albufeira

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 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, then kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Ria Formosa, catch all the local highlights with Far-EcoTuk, and then see some colorful creatures with Subnauta Dive The Algarve.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Albufeira trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Funchal to Albufeira by flight takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Funchal in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Albufeira. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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1
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Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the architecture and history at Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Coimbra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albufeira in January since evenings lows in Coimbra dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
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2
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Porto

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Serra Penha and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, explore the activities along Douro River, contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Porto journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Porto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Nature · Adventure

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.