10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Porto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Porto

— 3 nights

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and pick up some local products at Mercado do Bolhao.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

Richmond, USA to Porto is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Richmond in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Coimbra

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), then contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico.

Before you visit Coimbra, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Coimbra sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks
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Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, stop by Alfama, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lisbon are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.