13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto
1
Porto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Aveiro
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Coimbra
— 2 nights
4
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Lagos
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Porto

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palacio da Bolsa and The Douro Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Casa de Mateus (in Vila Real), Ponte Romana (in Ponte de Lima) and Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Lamego). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Fortaleza de Valenca do Minho, explore the activities along Rio Douro, and take some stellar pictures from Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In August in Porto, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Braga, Ponte Romana, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, The Douro Valley
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Parque da Cidade do Porto ©
Parque da Cidade do Porto
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Bridge Climb ©
Porto Bridge Climb

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Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Ecomuseu Marinha da Troncalhada, then take a leisurely stroll along Ria de Aveiro, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carmo Church, don't miss a visit to Universidade de Aveiro, then look for gifts at Livraria Gigoes & Anantes, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museu de Aveiro.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aveiro trip itinerary builder app .

Aveiro is very close to Porto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Aveiro

Museums Nature Tours
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Museu de Aveiro ©
Museu de Aveiro
Ria de Aveiro ©
Ria de Aveiro
Walking tours

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Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Pedro e Ines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Christ, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Ourém, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grutas de Mira de Aire.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra online trip maker .

Coimbra is very close to Aveiro. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Convent of Christ, Castelo de Ourém, Grutas de Mira de Aire, Casa De Francisco & Jacinta Marto, Batalha Monastery
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Grutas de Mira de Aire ©
Grutas de Mira de Aire

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 9th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Cabo da Roca, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then wander the streets of Alfama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, then take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Lisbon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Coimbra in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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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.
On the 11th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Praia do Beliche, make a trip to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lagos planning app .

Drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Lagos sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Theme Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia do Beliche
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade

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