16 days in Lisbon District, Algarve & Porto Itinerary

16 days in Lisbon District, Algarve & Porto Itinerary

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16 days in Lisbon District, Algarve & Porto Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Colares
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Lagos
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tavira
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Newark


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1
day
Colares

Colares ©
On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at Museu Arqueologico de Odrinhas, then kick back and relax at Lugar das Piscinas das Azenhas do Mar, and then enjoy the sea views from Cabo da Roca.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colares trip website .

Newark, USA to Colares is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Colares. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colares, with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Colares

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lugar das Piscinas das Azenhas do Mar, Museu Arqueologico de Odrinhas
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Museu Arqueologico de Odrinhas ©
Museu Arqueologico de Odrinhas
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca

6
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amado Beach and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Meia Praia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Falesia Beach), Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park (in Lagoa) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Mar d'Estorias, and stroll through Praia do Camilo.

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Traveling by car from Colares to Lagos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park, Praia da Luz, Amado Beach, Cape Saint Vincent
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Amado Beach ©
Amado Beach

5
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Igreja do Antigo Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos and Tavira d'Artes will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia Verde and Cabanas de Tavira beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tavira: Aquashow Park (in Quarteira), Caramelo beach (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio) and Praia da Alagoa (in Altura). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Praia do Barril, step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, and take an in-depth tour of Nucleo Islamico Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tavira online day trip planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Tavira in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Tavira, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia Verde, Caramelo Beach Club, Praia de Monte Gordo, Aquashow Park, Praia da Alagoa
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Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Praia Verde ©
Praia Verde

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.
Visiting Praia da Arda and Praia de afife will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga and Santuario de Santa Luzia. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Guimaraes (Guimaraes Castle, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, & more) and Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga). It doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tavira to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tavira in August, expect Porto to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Afife, Braga, Santuario de Santa Luzia
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Praia da Arda ©
Praia da Arda
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga
Praia de afife ©
Praia de afife

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