15 days in Porto, Lisbon & Algarve Itinerary

15 days in Porto, Lisbon & Algarve Itinerary

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Porto
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Olhao
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Lagos
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Porto — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Coimbra (Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz & Praca do Comercio). On the 22nd (Mon), plan a day focused around Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, see Oporto Buggy Adventure, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary builder app.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Porto is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Lisbon — 5 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon vacation planning website.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Olhao.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours
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Olhao — 2 nights

Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
On the 28th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro and then step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, then make a splash at Aquashow Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at Thai Massage Vilamoura.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Olhao driving holiday site.

Getting from Lisbon to Olhao by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lagos.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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Lagos — 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia) and Albufeira (Off-Road Tours, Photography Tours, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, do a tasting at Monte da Casteleja - Bio Wine Farm, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos road trip planning tool.

Getting from Olhao to Lagos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lagos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.