11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  6 h
1
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sagres
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Paris

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Algar de Benagil (in Benagil) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Gale, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Albufeira journey planner.

Paris, France to Albufeira is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Albufeira at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Casa Grade, Algar de Benagil, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Off-Road Tours
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at Praia da Cordoama, head outdoors with Praia do Beliche, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sagres journey planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Sagres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Praia da Cordoama
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Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

Plan trip to Lisbon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Sagres to Lisbon in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Sagres in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Side Trip

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

3
nights
Porto

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Coimbra (Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, Rua Ferreira Borges, &more). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect Porto to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Coimbra
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

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