12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Albufeira
— 2 nights
2
Lisbon
— 5 nights
3
Porto
— 3 nights

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Algar de Benagil (in Benagil), Lagos (Pro Putting Garden & Ponta da Piedade) and Praia dos Tres Irmaos (in Alvor). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and stroll through Algarve.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Albufeira sightseeing planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Albufeira is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Albufeira. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Portimao, Algar de Benagil, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Algarve
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Porto

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Porto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Porto, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Wineries Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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