18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Nazare
— 1 night
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Setubal
— 2 nights
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4
Carvoeiro
— 5 nights
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5
Salema
— 4 nights
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Lisbon
— 1 night
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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 do Tamariz and Praia da Rainha. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Centro Colombo and Wozen. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), steep yourself in history at National Palace of Queluz, explore the historical opulence of Palacio dos Marqueses de Fronteira, and look for gifts at Luvaria Ulisses.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning website.

Frankfurt, Germany to Lisbon is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in September: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nazare.
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Nazare — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Praia do Norte and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nazare day trip website.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Nazare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: highs in Nazare hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Setubal.
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Setubal — 2 nights

Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 24th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Creiro and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Portinho da Arrabida. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Galapos and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Coelhos.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Setubal road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Setubal takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Carvoeiro.
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Carvoeiro — 5 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia do Paraiso and Praia dos Caneiros. Get a sense of the local culture at Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao and Edificio Pacos do Concelho.

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You can drive from Setubal to Carvoeiro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salema.
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Salema — 4 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia da Cordoama and Praia do Zavial. We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Ingrina and Praia do Castelejo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salema trip planner.

You can drive from Carvoeiro to Salema in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

On the 5th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, then look for gifts at Bertrand, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda.

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

Traveling by car from Salema to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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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