12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rogil
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sagres
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see Solfun Surf School, then tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Wild Walkers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In July in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, stroll through Vale de Covo Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia, and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Albufeira driving holiday 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 August in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Rogil.
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Rogil — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Amoreira and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arrifana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Odeceixe Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia da Carriagem.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Rogil trip planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Rogil in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rogil can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to 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 (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro, explore the activities along 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 get a taste of local nightlife at Catraio Craft Beer Shop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Porto online trip builder.

You can drive from Rogil to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rogil in August, expect Porto to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 58°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel 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.
On the 8th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Telheiro Beach, add some fun to your beach time Sea Kayaking Sagres, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Pau de Pita. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with Divers Cape.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sagres travel itinerary 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 August, expect Sagres to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 68°F. You will leave for home on the 10th (Tue).
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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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