9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
Drive
2
Odemira
— 1 night
Drive
3
Carrapateira
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mertola
Drive
5
Evora
— 1 night
Drive
6
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Porto
— 1 night
Drive
8
Nazare
Drive
9
Peniche
— 1 night
Drive
10
Sintra
Drive
11
Lisbon
— 1 day

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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then steep yourself in history at Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). July in Lisbon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Odemira.
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Odemira — 1 night

Odemira is a town and a municipality in Beja District in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Odemira trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Odemira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Lisbon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Odemira, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carrapateira.
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Carrapateira — 1 night

On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pontal da Carrapateira and then steep yourself in history at Ponta do Castelo.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carrapateira trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Odemira to Carrapateira takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Odemira in July, plan for little chillier days in Carrapateira, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mertola.
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Mertola

Mértola is a municipality in southeastern Portuguese Alentejo near the Spanish border. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Torre do Relogio, then examine the collection at Casa Romana - Nucleo Romano, and then make a trip to Azenhas do Guadiana.

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You can drive from Carrapateira to Mertola in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Carrapateira in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Mertola: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Evora.
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Evora — 1 night

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Evora day trip planner.

Drive from Mertola to Evora in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.
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Historic Sites · Spas
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Coimbra — 2 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the galleries of Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, and then admire the striking features of Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro, stroll through Praia do Reconquinho, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Coimbra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Evora in July: highs in Coimbra hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) 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. 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Farol de Leca, stroll through Praia do Homem do Leme, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Grilos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Nazare.
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Nazare

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. To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nazare road trip planner.

You can drive from Porto to Nazare in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You will leave for Peniche on the 16th (Sat).
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Peniche — 1 night

Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Supertubos (Medão Grande), and then stop by WATERLOST.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Peniche driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nazare to Peniche in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Peniche, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sintra itinerary planner.

Getting from Peniche to Sintra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Peniche in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sintra, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 1 day

City of Seven Hills

On the 18th (Mon), get up close to creatures of the deep with Feathers & Scales, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Parque da Paz, and then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon attractions planner.

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) 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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Alentejo travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
The fertile plains extending from the lush banks of the Tagus River set the pace of life in Alentejo, a largely agricultural region in the south-central part of Portugal. Underrated as a holiday destination, the region remains unspoiled by mass tourism a...
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