11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Guincho Beach (in Cascais) and Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

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

Mumbai, India to Lisbon is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Lisbon, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in October, things will get slightly colder in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Portimao.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors
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Portimao — 3 nights

Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponta da Piedade and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Get outdoors at Praia Da Rocha and Vau Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Portimao: Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil (in Almancil), Praia de Santa Eulalia (in Albufeira) and Far-Eco Tuk (in Faro). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Alvor, stroll through Praia dos Tres Irmaos, discover the deep blue sea with Subnauta Dive The Algarve, and slough off your stress at Aguadream Mediterranean Baths.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portimao day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Portimao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Porto.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Porto — 3 nights

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 27th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira, then step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Paco dos Duques de Braganca. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porto tour planner.

You can fly from Portimao to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Porto when traveling from Portimao in October, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries
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Portugal travel guide

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.