14 days in Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Portugal Itinerary

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14 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Porto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Lagos
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Portimao
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Sintra
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Belem
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
8
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro


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1
night
Lisbon

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary app .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Largo da Oliveira and Porto Bridge Climb. Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 11th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I and stroll around Parque da Cidade do Porto.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in September, with highs in Porto at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Largo da Oliveira
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Porto Bridge Climb ©
Porto Bridge Climb
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I

1
night
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 12th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, trek along Choupal National Forest, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro
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Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico

1
night
Lagos

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 13th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Da Piedale, get outside with Pro Putting Garden, and then head outdoors with Praia do Beliche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana.

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You can drive from Coimbra to Lagos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Coimbra in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lagos, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Portimao.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sagres
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): join the crowd at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portimao online day trip planner .

Portimao is just a short distance from Lagos. September in Portimao sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos
Autodromo Internacional do Algarve ©

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 16th (Mon), kick back and relax at Praia da ursa and then stroll through Quinta da Regaleira.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sintra trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Portimao to Sintra in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In September in Sintra, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Belem.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Praia da ursa ©
Praia da ursa

2
nights
Belem

Belem ©
On the 16th (Mon), see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Belem online holiday planner .

Belem is just a short distance from Sintra. In September in Belem, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Belem

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

National Palace of Queluz
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National Coach Museum ©
National Coach Museum
National Palace of Queluz ©
National Palace of Queluz
Afonso de Albuquerque Square ©
Afonso de Albuquerque Square

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. Explore Lisbon further: take a stroll through Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online road trip planner .

Lisbon is just a short distance from Belem. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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