10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Newark

4
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 (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Newark, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 10th (Thu), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Da Piedale. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Hot Wheels Raceway, Head underground at Algar de Benagil, and then get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve.

Plan my trip to Albufeira with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagoa, Praia Da Rocha, Algarve, Ponta Da Piedale
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): browse the collection at Livraria Lello, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the waterfront at Cais da Ribeira, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Palacio de Cristal, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then contemplate the long history of Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Albufeira to Porto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Albufeira in September: high temperatures in Porto hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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