8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a splash at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, and then head outdoors with Aurora Boat Trips.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portimao trip itinerary builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Portimao is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Portimao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Portimao: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Family-friendly places like Lisbon Oceanarium and Castelo de S. Jorge will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planning website.

You can drive from Portimao to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Portimao in July since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Livraria Lello and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Porto hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
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Portugal travel guide

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.