19 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal holiday planner
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
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Lagos
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 10 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and visit Alfama.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary app.

Newark, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Lisbon. Traveling from Newark in November, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 28th (Mon), kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia, then go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura, and then contemplate the long history of Old Town Faro. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, and then take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Lagos.
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Lagos — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, relax and rejuvenate at Swan Day Spa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, and finally take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lagos holiday planning site.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lagos in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November in Lagos, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto — 10 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Coimbra (Food Tours, Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, &more), Caves do Solar de Sao Domingos (in Anadia) and Se de Braga (in Braga). Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porto vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lagos in December since evenings lows in Porto dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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