10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Lisbon
Lisbon
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Coimbra
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Faro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Lisbon

3
days
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum, and contemplate the long history of Jeronimos Monastery.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Lisbon. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

2
days
Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Santiago, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): get lost in a book at Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra, then make a trip to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coro Paroquial da Sé Nova de Coimbra, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra trip generator.

You can take a train from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
University of Coimbra
University of Coimbra

3
days
Porto

Porto ©
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.
Porto is known for sightseeing, nature, religious sites, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de D. Luis, don't miss a visit to Avenida dos Aliados, explore the world behind art at Fundação De Serralves, and hunt for treasures at Mercado Bolhao.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Porto tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Serralves ©
Serralves
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

2
days
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get outside with Pro Putting Garden, and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape St. Mary, hit the tides with a taste of the best surfing spots, and then stop by Mercado Do Peixe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Faro vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Faro in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Porto in September since evenings lows in Faro dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Mercado Do Peixe
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Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Pro Putting Garden ©
Pro Putting Garden
Cape St. Mary ©
Cape St. Mary

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