10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lagos — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos online travel route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lagos is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Lagos reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Praia da ursa & Quinta da Regaleira). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and take a stroll through Bairro Alto.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon travel route website.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Lagos in August, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nazare.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Nazare — 1 night

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. On the 23rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Nazare, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then make a trip to O Sitio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida da Memoria.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nazare trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Nazare are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Porto.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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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.
Porto is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and admire the natural beauty at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porto online journey planner.

You can drive from Nazare to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Portugal travel guide

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.