17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Shuttle to Bologna, Fly to Porto
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Porto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nazare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sagres
— 1 night
Drive
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly to Bologna, Shuttle to Rimini

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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.
Dedicate the 5th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and stroll through Ribeira do Porto.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip builder.

Rimini, Italy to Porto is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rimini to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rimini in January, things will get a bit warmer in Porto: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra — 2 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 7th (Sat), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, then steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, and then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio.

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Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Nazare.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Nazare — 2 nights

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 9th (Mon), explore the activities along Lagoa de Obidos and then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then cool off at NORPARK-DIVERSÕES AQUÁTICAS-NAZARÉ.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazare holiday planning site.

You can drive from Coimbra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Nazare sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sagres.
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Sagres — 1 night

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 11th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with Divers Cape and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sagres trip maker app.

You can drive from Nazare to Sagres in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sagres can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Tavira Island (in Tavira), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos). There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, cool off at Aquashow Park, and find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve.

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Drive from Sagres to Albufeira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip app.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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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.
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