12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rogil
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Sagres
— 3 nights
Drive

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Lisbon — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 29th (Wed), see Solfun Surf School, then choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da ursa, kick back and relax at Guincho Beach, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Wild Walkers.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 1st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vale de Covo Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Albufeira day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Rogil.
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Rogil — 2 nights

On the 3rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Amoreira and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arrifana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Odeceixe Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Carriagem.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rogil trip website.

Drive from Albufeira to Rogil in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Porto.
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Porto — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Carneiro, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Catraio Craft Beer Shop.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Rogil to Porto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rogil in October since evenings lows in Porto dip to 56°F. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to Sagres.
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Sagres — 3 nights

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Telheiro Beach, then get active on the water at Sea Kayaking Sagres, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Pau de Pita. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with Divers Cape.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sagres attractions planner.

Drive from Porto to Sagres in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Porto in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Sagres. You will leave for home on the 10th (Sun).
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Portugal travel guide

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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.
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