13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal planner

Make it your trip
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly
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Porto
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lagos
— 3 nights
Train
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
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Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Family-friendly places like Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Sintra National Palace). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Lisbon. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

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.
Bring the kids along to Ponte de Dom Luis I and Palacio da Bolsa. There's lots more to do: see Oporto Buggy Adventure, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and explore the activities along Douro River.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip builder app.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in September; daily highs in Porto reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Lagos.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Lagos

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Kids will enjoy Praia Da Rocha and Praia Dona Ana. Step out of Lagos to go to Guia and see Zoomarine Algarve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get outside with Pro Putting Garden, and enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lagos online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lagos, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Coimbra

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Lagos to Coimbra in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lagos in September, Coimbra is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Portugal travel guide

4.2
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.