19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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19 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  8​h
1
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Albufeira
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sagres
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 7 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

4
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.
Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary builder tool .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Porto is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ljubljana to Porto due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ljubljana, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Albufeira

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Olhao) and Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos). Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, enjoy some diversion at Hot Wheels Raceway, kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira travel route builder tool .

Fly from Porto to Albufeira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in July, things will get a bit warmer in Albufeira: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ponta Da Piedale, Pescadores Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Praia Da Rocha
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Sagres

Sagres ©
Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sagres: Bordeira Beach (in Carrapateira) and Aljezur (Praia Da Amoreira & Castelo de Aljezur). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at The Way Tours - Day Tours, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and kick back and relax at Amado Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sagres tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Sagres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sagres can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carrapateira, Aljezur, Vila do Bispo, The Way Tours
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The Way Tours ©
The Way Tours
Bordeira Beach ©
Bordeira Beach
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama

7
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 30th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon journey planner .

Traveling by car from Sagres to Lisbon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sagres in July, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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