10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 3 nights
Fly
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Faro
— 2 nights
Drive

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Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lisbon. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Santiago and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, pause for some serene contemplation at Coro Paroquial da Sé Nova de Coimbra, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Coimbra day trip app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for slightly colder days in Coimbra, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours · Historic Sites

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. 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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado do Bolhao.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porto holiday planner.

Drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Faro

— 2 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get outside with Pro Putting Garden and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape St. Mary and then stop by Mercado Do Peixe.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Faro trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Faro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Faro. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Faro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.