7 days in Portugal Itinerary

7 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal route builder

Make it your trip
Train to Munich, Fly to Faro
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Faro
— 1 night
Drive
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto
— 1 night
Fly

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Faro

— 1 night

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take an exotic tour of Portugal Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): make a splash at Aquashow Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Faro trip builder site.

Salzburg, Austria to Faro is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Salzburg in July; daily highs in Faro reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Faro

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lisbon itinerary builder website.

Drive from Faro to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Faro in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Coimbra

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 27th (Tue), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, then admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, then steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Coimbra hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Porto

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

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 28th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Porto sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.