8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Portimao
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London

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.
To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portimao trip maker website .

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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Portimao reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Saint Vincent, Ponta Da Piedale, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Portimao to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
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.
On the 25th (Fri), get advice or help at Livraria Lello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally make a trip to Liberdade Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Palacio de Cristal, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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