16 days in Lisbon District, Algarve & Porto Itinerary

16 days in Lisbon District, Algarve & Porto Itinerary

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1
Colares
— 1 day
2
Lagos
— 6 nights
3
Tavira
— 5 nights
4
Porto
— 3 nights

1
day
Colares

Colares ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Museu Arqueologico de Odrinhas, enjoy the sand and surf at Lugar das Piscinas das Azenhas do Mar, and then go for a walk through Cabo da Roca.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colares trip planner.

Newark, USA to Colares is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Colares, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Colares

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

6
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Cape Saint Vincent. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and LAC - Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas. Venture out of the city with trips to Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Falesia Beach) and Amado Beach (in Carrapateira). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 29th (Mon) at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre, look for gifts at Mar d'Estorias, kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lagos online journey planner.

Drive from Colares to Lagos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Lagos are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Luz, Amado Beach, Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park
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Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre ©
Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre
Amado Beach ©
Amado Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia de Monte Gordo and Caramelo Beach Club. Museum-lovers will get to explore Igreja do Antigo Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos and Tavira d'Artes. Change things up with these side-trips from Tavira: Praia da Alagoa (in Altura) and Aquashow Park (in Quarteira). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Verde, stroll through Cabanas de Tavira Beach, head off the coast to Tavira Island, and take an in-depth tour of Museu Islamico.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tavira day trip tool.

Getting from Lagos to Tavira by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da Arda and Praia de afife. Se de Braga and Santuario de Santa Luzia will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga) and Guimaraes (Guimaraes Castle, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, &more). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porto travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Tavira to Porto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tavira in August, things will get a bit cooler in Porto: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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