17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto
1
Porto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Leiria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Faro
— 4 nights
End: Faro

4
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis and MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto. Get some historical perspective at Palacio da Bolsa and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Costa Nova (in Ilhavo) and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda (in Espinho). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro, do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge, examine the collection at World of Discoveries - Museu Interativo & Parque Tematico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Porto holiday app .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leiria.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Praia da Costa Nova, Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

4
nights
Leiria

Leiria ©
Leiria is a city and a municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal. You'll get in some beach time at Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel and Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach). Get a sense of the local culture at Batalha Monastery and Monastery of Alcobaca. Change things up with these side-trips from Leiria: Castelo de Montemor o Velho (in Montemor-o-Velho), Figueira da Foz (Nucleo Museologico do Sal, Mercado Engenheiro Silva, & more) and Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Coz (in Alcobaca). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota, go for a walk through Aldeia do Talasnal, get into the urban bustle at Mercado de Sant'Ana, and get engrossed in the history at Museu da Comunidade Conselhia da Batalha.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Leiria online road trip planner .

Drive from Porto to Leiria in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Leiria can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Leiria

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Figueira da Foz, Batalha, Marinha Grande, Monastery of Alcobaca, Aldeia do Talasnal
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca

4
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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Museu do Combatente. You'll get in some beach time at Praia de Carcavelos and Costa de Caparica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Farol do Bugio (in Oeiras), Boca do Inferno (in Cascais) and Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, shop like a local with Genesis - Sebastiao Salgado, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip builder .

Traveling by car from Leiria to Lisbon takes 2 hours. Traveling from Leiria in June, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Natural da Arrabida, Boca do Inferno, Farol do Bugio, Praia de Carcavelos
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Praia de Carcavelos ©
Praia de Carcavelos

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Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Cerro da Vila and Museu Municipal de Faro will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town Faro and Soulful Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faro: Praia do Barril (in Tavira), Praia de Monte Gordo (in Monte Gordo) and Cabanas de Tavira beach (in Cabanas). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faro Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and see the interesting displays at Centro Ciencia Viva do Algarve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Faro trip tool .

Getting from Lisbon to Faro by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tavira, Loule, Cerro da Vila, Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Praia de Monte Gordo
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Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril
Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo

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