12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Portimao
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

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 historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip app .

London, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London in November, expect Porto to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon holiday builder tool .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo). There's much more to do: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Head underground at Algar de Benagil, take in the exciting artwork at Olaria Pequena, and kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portimao online trip maker .

You can drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Portimao are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lagoa, Lagos, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Cordoama, Cross of Portugal
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Algar de Benagil ©
Algar de Benagil

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