7 days in Portugal Itinerary

7 days in Portugal Itinerary

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7 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Portimao
— 3 nights
2
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Praia Da Rocha and Tres Castelos Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Praia do Amado and Praia Vale Dos Homens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portimao: Olhao (Ria Formosa & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Portimao itinerary planning tool .

London, UK to Portimao is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Portimao at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Vale Dos Homens, Ria Formosa, Praia do Amado
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum. Visit Jeronimos Monastery and Castelo de S. Jorge for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in May, plan for little chillier nights in Lisbon, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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