12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— Few hours
Drive
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Sintra
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cadaval
— 1 night
Drive
4
Obidos
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 5 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and then take a stroll through Alfama.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). August in Lisbon sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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night
Sintra

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira.

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Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. In August, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Cadaval.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks · Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

1
night
Cadaval

Cadaval is a municipality in Lisbon District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Marinhas de Sal, get your game on at KIRO Kartodromo do Oeste, then learn about winemaking at Quinta do Sanguinhal, and finally do a tasting at Quinta do Gradil.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cadaval sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sintra to Cadaval takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Cadaval can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Obidos.

Things to do in Cadaval

Wineries · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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night
Obidos

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
On the 16th (Fri), stroll through Praia da Nazare, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, and then make a trip to Obidos Village.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Obidos travel planner.

Obidos is just a stone's throw from Cadaval. While traveling from Cadaval, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Obidos, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Porto.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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3
nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vieguini - Bike & Scooter Rental Porto - best way to discover the city. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Tours & Tastings and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the activities along Douro River, pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, and don't miss a visit to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porto day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. August in Porto sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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nights
Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Step out of the city life by going to Parque Natural da Arrabida and Speed Boats Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Spend the 22nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. See even more of Lisbon: take a stroll through Alfama, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and stop by Bairro Alto.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.