5 days in Portugal Itinerary

5 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Porto
— 1 day
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 1 night
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Porto

— 1 day

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 2nd (Wed), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa.

Make your Porto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Porto. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 much more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon route site.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Funchal, Madeira

— 1 night
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
On the 6th (Sun), take an exotic tour of Safari Madeira Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Funchal trip builder site.

Fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect nights in Funchal to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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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.

Madeira travel guide

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Gardens · Geologic Formations · Mountains
Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira, the largest island of the eponymous archipelago, serves as one of Portugal's top year-round holiday destinations. Although it draws a growing number of visitors, the island retains much of its relaxed atmosphere and provides an alternative vacation idea for travelers seeking a tropical paradise still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. The capital city of Funchal, settled in the 15th century, attracts the biggest crowds and serves as a convenient stopover for trans-Atlantic cruise ships sailing from the Caribbean. When you get tired of exploring Fuchal's lively streets and beaches, hop on a boat tour of the archipelago for some whale watching or big game fishing.