9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 3 nights
Train
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Albufeira
— 2 nights
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Porto — 3 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.
You've added Capela das Almas, Livraria Lello, Palacio da Bolsa, and other attractions to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Praia Fluvial de Burgaes and Praia de Lavadores. Step out of the city life by going to Mindelo Beach and Douro River. Step out of Porto to go to Coimbra and see Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Museu Serralves, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and enjoy the sea views from Farol de Leca.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary maker tool.

Paris, France to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Porto. In June in Porto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira are in your itinerary. Castelo de S. Jorge and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos) and Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, get engrossed in the history at Igreja de Sao Roque, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip planning website.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Falesia and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Old Town Faro and Cerro da Vila are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, kick back and relax at Praia Gale, stop by Centro Historico de Albufeira, and find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve.

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Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly 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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Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.
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