One Week Itinerary: A Taste Of Portugal

Do you have only one week to explore Portugal? This one-week itinerary will introduce you to this amazing country with the best of two cities.

  • Day 1- Arrive in Lisbon
  • Day 2- Lisbon
  • Day 3- Lisbon (day trip to Sintra)
  • Day 4- Train to Porto
  • Day 5- Porto
  • Day 6- Porto (day trip to Douro Valley)
  • Day 7- Depart Porto

Two Week Itinerary: The Best Of Portugal

This two-week itinerary will give you a full tour of Portugal. Use Lisbon and Porto as a base to visit the surrounding areas. End your whirlwind vacation with relaxation in the beautiful beach town of Lagos.

Two weeks:

  • Day 1- Arrive in Porto
  • Day 2- Porto
  • Day 3- Porto (day trip Coimbra or Braga)
  • Day 4- Porto (day trip to Douro Valley)
  • Day 5- Porto
  • Day 6- Train to Lisbon
  • Day 7- Lisbon
  • Day 8- Lisbon ( day trip to Sintra)
  • Day 9- Lisbon (day trip to Obidos)
  • Day 10- Lisbon
  • Day 11-Train or bus to Lagos
  • Day 12- Lagos
  • Day 13- Lagos
  • Day 14- Depart Lagos from Faro Airport

Things To Do


Lisbon


Day trip to Sintra

Sintra is just a 45 minute train ride from Lisbon. Take a day trip to Sintra and explore the numerous Moorish Castles and whimsical town of Sintra.


St George’s Castle

This is one of Lisbon’s most iconic landmarks. Take a stroll along the castle walls and soak up the amazing panoramic views of the city below.


Explore famous Alfama Neighborhood

Take a tram up to the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon. Explore this amazing neighborhood full of hills and winding streets.


The Coach Museum

Don’t miss out on this hidden gem! The coach museum is located in the Belém district of Lisbon. This museum has a collection of horse drawn carriages, some dating back to the 16th century.


Time Out Market Lisboa

This mercado is located in the trendy neighborhood of Cais do Sodré. This Market has food stalls from some of the best restaurants in Lisbon. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and a glass of wine at the Time Out Market Lisboa.


Lisbon Oceanarium

Check out the marine life (including some cute little penguins) at the Lisbon Oceanarium.


Fiera da Ladra Flea Market Lisbon

Have a local experience and find unique treasures to bring home at this famous Lisbon flea market. You can find this market in Campo de Santa Clara every Tuesday and Saturday.


Porto


Porto Cathedral

Take a stroll around this beautiful Baroque cathedral that dates back to the 12th century.


Cais da Ribeira

Stroll this iconic riverwalk in Porto Portugal. This stretch along the Douro river is 8km long featuring shops, restaurants, cafes and bars along the way.


Take a tour of the Douro Valley

Take a break from the busy city of Porto with a day trip to the Douro Valley which is home to Portugal’s famous Port wine.


Braga


Historical Center of Braga

Braga Portugal makes a great day trip from Porto. Spend the day here strolling through this beautiful town, full of Cathedrals, historical buildings, and plazas.


Catch the Sunset At Bom Jesus Do Monte

While in Braga, visit Bom Jesus Do Monte. This spectacular monument is a Unesco World Heritage site. If you don’t want to climb the stairs, take a cab to the top of the hill and wander down to catch the beautiful sunset and stunning views of the city below.


The Algarve


Take a tour of Ponta da Piedade

Take a boat tour to this beautiful landmark on the coastline of the Algarve.


Boat trip to the Benagil Caves

Take a boat from Benagil beach in the Algarve region of Portugal to visit the breathtaking Benagil Caves.


Praia do Camilo

Praia do Camilo is a beautiful beach with limestone caves located in the Algarve region of Portugal. The 200 steps down is no walk in the park, but it will be worth your while for the stunning views and the treat waiting for you when you reach the bottom.


Old City of Lagos

Enjoy the old city of Lagos, Portugal featuring a historic center, beautiful architecture, restaurants, cafes, and a lively night scene.