16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Drive to Aveiro
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Aveiro
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Cascais
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Sintra
Drive
8
Lisbon
— 1 night
Fly

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Aveiro — 2 nights

Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Ria de Aveiro, and then stop by A Casa Da Rosa. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Aveiro, then admire the landmark architecture of Aveiro Railway Station, and then deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aveiro tour itinerary builder app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Aveiro is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Porto.
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Porto — 4 nights

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.
Dedicate the 24th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aveiro to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 2 nights

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
On the 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Miradouro da Boca do Inferno and then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada journey app.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Ponta Delgada takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Porto in July, Ponta Delgada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Lagos.
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Lagos — 2 nights

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.
On the 29th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, look for gifts at Mar d'Estorias, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and finally kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia of Alvor.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lagos driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Lagos by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Ponta Delgada, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 2 nights

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): cool off at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Albufeira day trip planning app.

You can drive from Lagos to Albufeira in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cascais.
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Cascais — 2 nights

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
On the 2nd (Tue), stroll through Guincho Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Cascais, and then stop by Deja Lu Bookshop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cascais trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Albufeira to Cascais in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Albufeira in August, plan for little chillier nights in Cascais, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sintra.
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Sintra

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
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Sintra is just a short distance from Cascais. In August, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Lisbon on the 3rd (Wed).
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Lisbon — 1 night

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary builder site.

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to home.
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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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