13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel route planner
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Faro
— 1 night
Drive
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Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Setubal
— 1 night
Drive
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Evora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
Drive
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Aveiro
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 1 day
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Faro — 1 night

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
On the 8th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura - Tavira EYE, then head off the coast to Tavira Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro. On the next day, cool off at Aquashow Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Faro trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Faro is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Faro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lagos.
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Lagos — 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 10th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, then take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, and finally look for gifts at Rocha Surf Shop.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Setubal.
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Setubal — 1 night

Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural da Arrabida.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Setubal trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lagos to Setubal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Setubal are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

Start your trip to Lisbon by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Setubal to Lisbon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Evora.
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Evora — 2 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 15th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally make a trip to Fountain Giraldo Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, then steep yourself in history at Muralhas de Evora, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Evora driving holiday tool.

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Evora are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Evora in September: highs in Coimbra hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Aveiro.
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Aveiro — 2 nights

Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 17th (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Do Peixe Da Costa Nova, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Costa Nova, and then take a leisurely stroll along Ria de Aveiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de Santo Antonio Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Aveiro Railway Station, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally don't miss a visit to Aveiro.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aveiro online visit planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Aveiro in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Porto.
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Porto — 1 day

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 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Porto road trip website.

You can drive from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Porto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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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.
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