10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Roanoke

1
night
Porto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, then contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally wander the streets of Rua Santa Catarina. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip maker site .

Roanoke, USA to Porto is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Roanoke in May: highs in Porto hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Head to Corte-Real Gallery and Atelier Zeafor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Praia Da Rocha and Falesia Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao (in Carvoeiro). There's much more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and stop by Casa Grade.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albufeira online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Albufeira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, Albufeira is somewhat warmer than Porto - with highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Portimao, Cerro da Vila, Atelier Zea, Casa Grade, Ponta Da Piedale
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alfama. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da ursa and Praia da Nazare. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, tee off at LisboaPhysio, learn about all things military at Museum of National Republican Guard, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary app .

Getting from Albufeira to Lisbon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Albufeira in May since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 55°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Praia da Nazare
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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