10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 1 night
2
Albufeira
— 3 nights
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights

1
night
Porto

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.
On the 24th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular and then stroll through Praia da Luz.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Porto holiday planner.

Roanoke, USA to Porto is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. While traveling from Roanoke, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll explore and learn at Corte-Real Gallery and Atelier Zea. Escape the urban bustle at Praia Da Rocha and Speed Boats Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos) and Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao (in Carvoeiro). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, browse the exhibits of Cerro da Vila, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and stroll through Praia dos Olhos de Água.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Albufeira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in May; daily highs in Albufeira reach 75°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Portimao, Cape Saint Vincent, Casa Grade, Cerro da Vila, Ponta da Piedade
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

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nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You've now added Alfama to your itinerary. Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Squarefor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Praia da ursa) and Praia da Nazare (in Nazare). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, soothe aching muscles at LisboaPhysio, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Praia da Nazare
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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