13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto
1
Porto
— 1 day
2
Tomar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Alcobaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Nazare
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Obidos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Porto

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 27th (Sat), walk around Museu Serralves, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto online itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Porto. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tomar.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis ©
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

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nights
Tomar

Tomar ©
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museu Nacional Ferroviario, examine the collection at Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Christ, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St. Andre Arte Sacra, see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and finally contemplate the long history of Pegoes Aqueduct.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tomar itinerary planner .

You can drive from Porto to Tomar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alcobaca.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fatima, Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas, Museu Nacional Ferroviario
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar

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nights
Alcobaca

Alcobaca ©
Alcobaça is a city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal, formerly included in the Estremadura Province. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museu Do Vinho De Alcobaca. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, then examine the collection at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota, then see the interesting displays at Museu Do Vinho De Alcobaca, and finally kick back and relax at Praia do Salgado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Leiria, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Porto de Mos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capelas Imperfeitas, get engrossed in the history at Museu da Comunidade Conselhia da Batalha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Alcobaca.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alcobaca travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Tomar to Alcobaca takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Alcobaca can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Alcobaca

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Batalha, Castelo de Leiria, Castelo de Porto de Mos
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca
Capelas Imperfeitas ©
Capelas Imperfeitas

2
nights
Nazare

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, don't miss a visit to Forte de Sao Miguel, then get great views at Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Norte. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, examine the collection at Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso, then make a trip to O Sitio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida da Memoria, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nazare trip maker tool .

Nazare is just a stone's throw from Alcobaca. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré ©
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte

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nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Foz do Arelho, then examine the collection at Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu Jose Malhoa, examine the collection at Oficina - Museu, witness the site of a historic battle at Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Maria, and finally make a trip to Obidos Village.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Obidos online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Nazare to Obidos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Obidos, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Obidos

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Caldas da Rainha, Oficina - Museu, Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro
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Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva ©
Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Igreja de Santa Maria ©
Igreja de Santa Maria

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, explore the galleries of Igreja de Sao Roque, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally examine the collection at Museu de Lisboa - Teatro Romano.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Obidos to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museu Municipal de Arqueologia, then see the interesting displays at Museu Municipal de Arqueologia, then browse the exhibits of Cerro da Vila, and finally stroll through Falesia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Olaria Pequena, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, and then see the interesting displays at Museu de Portimao.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Portimao, Museu Municipal de Arqueologia, Cerro da Vila, Olaria Pequena
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Cerro da Vila ©
Cerro da Vila

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