17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip maker

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Azeitao
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Evora
Drive
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Faro
— 2 nights
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5
Albufeira
— 1 night
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6
Lagos
— 1 night
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Porto
— 2 nights
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8
Guimaraes
— 1 night
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9
Penafiel
— 1 day
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10
Viseu
— 1 night
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11
Belmonte
Drive
12
Tomar
— 2 nights
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13
Coimbra
Drive
14
Nazare
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15
Alcobaca
— 1 night
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Obidos
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Lisbon
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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.
Bring the kids along to Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Praia da ursa, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon attractions website.

Montreal, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Azeitao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Azeitao

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Azeitao tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Azeitao takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Evora on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Azeitao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Evora travel route planner.

Getting from Azeitao to Evora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Azeitao in August, you will find days in Evora are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Faro.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

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.
On the 8th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a splash at Aquashow Park, and then get a dose of the wild on Far-EcoTuk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Roman Ruins of Milreu, then take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura - Tavira EYE, then head off the coast to Tavira Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Faro online trip builder.

Drive from Evora to Faro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Evora in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Faro: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Albufeira

— 1 night

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, and then kick back and relax at Praia Gale.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Faro to Albufeira by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Praia da Luz.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lagos trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lagos in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Porto

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento Tragedia no Mar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porto sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lagos in August: high temperatures in Porto hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Guimaraes

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Guimaraes online travel planner.

Drive from Porto to Guimaraes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Penafiel on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Penafiel

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Magikland and then make a splash at Parque Aquatico Amarante.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Penafiel road trip website.

Getting from Guimaraes to Penafiel by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Penafiel are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Viseu.

Things to do in Penafiel

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
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Viseu

— 1 night
Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 99,274 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.Settled during the period of the early Iberian castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll around Jardim das Maes, don't miss a visit to Painel de Azulejos, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Se Catedral de Viseu.

Before you visit Viseu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Penafiel to Viseu in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Belmonte.

Things to do in Viseu

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Belmonte

Belmonte is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco, Portugal. To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Belmonte holiday planner.

Drive from Viseu to Belmonte in 1.5 hours. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Tomar.

Things to do in Belmonte

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Tomar

— 2 nights
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Largo do Pelourinho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de Cristo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tomar sightseeing planner.

Drive from Belmonte to Tomar in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coimbra route planner.

Traveling by car from Tomar to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. You'll set off for Nazare on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

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. On the 17th (Tue), kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nazare trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Nazare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Nazare, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alcobaca.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
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Alcobaca

— 1 night
Alcobaça is a city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal, formerly included in the Estremadura Province. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Alcobaca trip itinerary builder website.

Alcobaca is very close to Nazare. August in Alcobaca sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Alcobaca

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
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Obidos

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Obidos trip maker.

Obidos is just a short distance from Alcobaca. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to Lisbon.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Obidos to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Obidos in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

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.