10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Albany
Train + Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Portimao
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h
3
Porto
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Coimbra
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Subway + Fly + Train:  14 h 30 min
End: Albany

3
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 (Museu do Ar - Sintra & Quinta da Regaleira). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, stop by Alfama, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon day trip site.

Albany, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Albany to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Lisbon are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, stop by Casa do "Vo" Serafim, take a leisurely stroll along Carvoeiro Boardwalk, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portimao online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Portimao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Portimao are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagoa, Carvoeiro Boardwalk
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Speed Boats Tours
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), admire the striking features of Paco Episcopal, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and then make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Portimao to Porto in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portimao in August; daily highs in Porto reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, take in the pleasant sights at Rua Ferreira Borges, then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Coimbra online tour itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours Parks
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Walking tours
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

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