5 days in Portugal Itinerary

5 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Porto
— 1 day
Fly
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portimao
— 1 night
Fly

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Porto

— 1 day

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.
On the 1st (Fri), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Porto. In October, daytime highs in Porto are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Portimao

— 1 night
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
On the 5th (Tue), stroll through Praia Da Rocha, head outdoors with Diamond Boat Tours, and then find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Portimao trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Portimao by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Portimao, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.