17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Albufeira
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sagres
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Porto

6
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Falesia Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Cabanas de Tavira beach (in Cabanas) and Ria Formosa (in Olhao). Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Tue) at Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Gale and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Peneco.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Albufeira attractions planner .

Lisbon to Albufeira is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Olhao, Algarve, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha, Cabanas de Tavira beach
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

5
nights
Sagres

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bordeira Beach will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Praia Da Amoreira and Amado Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sagres: Aljezur (Arrifana Beach, Praia do Monte Clérigo, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Cordoama, get outside with Praia do Beliche, enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Ingrina.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sagres trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Sagres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Vila do Bispo, Carrapateira
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bordeira Beach ©
Bordeira Beach
Praia Da Amoreira ©
Praia Da Amoreira

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Family-friendly places like Belém Tower and Praia do Norte will thrill your kids. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da Nazare and Praia de Carcavelos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Câmara Municipal & Praia do Magoito). Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Bairro Alto, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sagres to Lisbon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sagres in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sintra, Nazare, Praia de Carcavelos
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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