17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Carcavelos and Praia de Galapinhos. Get outdoors at Feathers & Scales and Fonte da Telha Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Parque dos Poetas (in Oeiras), Praia dos Galapos (in Setubal) and Cascais (Ribeira Beach & Climbing Tours). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Parque da Paz, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, walk around Jardim Da Estrela Park, and take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online visit planner.

Rome, Italy to Lisbon is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nazare.
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Nazare — 4 nights

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Norte and Praia do Salgado. Step out of the city life by going to Grutas de Mira de Aire and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Torre das Cabacas (in Santarem), O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo (in Fatima) and Grutas da Moeda (in Sao Mamede). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, don't miss a visit to O Sitio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida da Memoria, and cool off at NORPARK-DIVERSÕES AQUÁTICAS-NAZARÉ.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Nazare trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nazare, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portimao.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Portimao — 5 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Vau Beach and Praia dos Caneiros. Step off the beaten path and head to Swan Day Spa and Photography Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Albufeira (Pau da Bandeira Viewpoint & Waterskiing & Jetskiing). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sand and surf at Pintadinho Beach, try for a hole-in-one at Pro Putting Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Joao de Arens Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portimao vacation maker.

Drive from Nazare to Portimao in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nazare in August, expect Portimao to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia dos Ingleses and Praia do Homem do Leme. Visiting Parque Biologico de Gaia and Praia da Baia will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Parque de Avioso - S. Pedro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Espinho, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Porto trip builder tool.

You can fly from Portimao to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Porto is slightly colder than Portimao - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.