7 days in Portugal Itinerary

7 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Drive to Lagos
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Lagos
— 1 night
Drive
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Faro
— 1 night
Fly
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Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive
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Cascais
— 1 night
Drive
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Sintra
Drive
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Nazare
— 1 night
Drive
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Tomar
Drive
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Porto
— 1 night
Fly

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Lagos — 1 night

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 21st (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos vacation planning site.

Newark, USA to Lagos is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in October, things will get a bit warmer in Lagos: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Faro.
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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 21st (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Faro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Lisbon on the 22nd (Sat).
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Lisbon — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a stroll through Alfama and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. On your second day here, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Faro to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Faro in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cascais.
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Cascais — 1 night

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
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You can drive from Lisbon to Cascais in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cascais are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 24th (Mon), you're off to Sintra.
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Sintra

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena and then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sintra trip itinerary tool.

Sintra is very close to Cascais. In October in Sintra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) 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 25th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré and then stroll through Paredes da Victoria Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nazare day trip site.

You can drive from Sintra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Nazare can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tomar.
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Tomar

Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tomar road trip planner.

You can drive from Nazare to Tomar in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Tomar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto.
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Porto — 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

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You can drive from Tomar to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel 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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