10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Salvador
Fly:  14​h
1
Porto
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Salvador

1
day
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 23rd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, then explore the world behind art at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Porto online sightseeing planner .

Salvador, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Salvador to Porto. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Salvador in February; daily highs in Porto reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis ©
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Get outdoors at Falesia Beach and Praia Gale. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Casa Grade (in Porches), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Portimao) and Praia do Vale de Centeanes (in Carvoeiro). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Algar de Benagil, enjoy the sand and surf at Pescadores Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lagoa dos Salgados.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Porto to Albufeira takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Praia do Vale de Centeanes, Pescadores Beach, Casa Grade, Algar de Benagil
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
 Praia dos Olhos de Água ©
Praia dos Olhos de Água

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum. Head to Avenida da Liberdade and A Arte da Terrafor plenty of shopping. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Cabo da Roca in Colares--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, get engrossed in the history at Museu de Lisboa - Teatro Romano, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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