Portugal 12-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 10 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Portugal.
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Porto's scenic riverfront
Immersive Portugal: Porto & the North - 12 Days

Get to the heart of Porto and northern Portugal on this unique 12-day itinerary that combines history, gastronomy, and stunning countryside. Starting with a selection of guided tours and day trips, you'll explore Porto's UNESCO-listed city center, sample the best local cuisine, and cruise the Douro River through spectacular wine country. On day six, you'll shift to a more independent itinerary, self-driving your way south through Coimbra, Nazare, and Obidos as you explore the rest of the region's highlights at your own pace.

Sunset over the lagoons of São Miguel Island in the Azores
Map of Lisbon, Porto & the Azores - 12 Days
Lisbon, Porto & the Azores - 12 Days

This 12-day adventure checks off Portugal's classic highlights before escaping to the untamed nature and remote beauty of the Azores. Embark on a perfect itinerary of day trips, culinary tours, and cultural excursions as you discover Lisbon and Porto, then set out across the Atlantic to explore volcanic valleys, crater lakes, and towering waterfalls on the magical island of São Miguel.

Castelo de Vide, Portugal
Portugal's Jewish Heritage - 12 Days

This trip takes you through Portugal's Jewish history, with guided tours of several cities and sites, including Lisbon, Porto, Évora, Belmonte, and the monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça. You'll explore synagogues, museums, and old Jewish quarters throughout the country, including in the small villages of Monsanto, Sortelha, Marvão, and Castelo de Vide. Enjoy some time to relax with a wine tasting and river cruise in the Douro Valley, plus a tour of Almourol Castle, Sintra, the National Palace of Pena, and the Portuguese Riviera.

Belém Tower standing tall
Map of Laid-Back Portugal: Lisbon, Porto & More - 12 Days
Laid-Back Portugal: Lisbon, Porto & More - 12 Days

Get to know Portugal at a relaxed pace on this 12-day itinerary that lets you explore Lisbon and Porto in-depth. Begin in the capital, where you'll uncover the ancient city's history and heart, then visit surrounding areas like Sintra, Évora, and Batalha on guided day trips. Next, catch a train to Porto to immerse yourself in the splendors of the north—wandering the colorful streets of the Ribeira district, taking a river cruise in a traditional boat, and spending a day in the rolling wine country of the Douro Valley.

Panoramic view of Monsaraz Castle
Map of Portugal Food, Wine & Castles: Lisbon, Douro Valley & Porto - 12 Days
Portugal Food, Wine & Castles: Lisbon, Douro Valley & Porto - 12 Days

Immerse yourself in Portuguese history and food on this comprehensive 12-day tour. Start in the hilly capital of Lisbon to explore local markets, see numerous medieval castles, and catch more than one breathtaking sunset. Then, head north to Porto and the Douro Valley, where rolling hills and glistening rivers will greet you as you drink your way through wineries and visit some of Portugal's oldest historic towns.

Colorful houses in Porto's Ribeira district
Map of Discover Portugal & Southern Spain: Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon, Évora & Seville - 12 Days
Discover Portugal & Southern Spain: Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon, Évora & Seville - 12 Days

This 12-day Iberian adventure checks off the highlights of Portugal then hops over the border for an interlude in southern Spain. Explore Porto's lively riverside Ribeira district, sip local wines in the Douro Valley, and lose yourself in the beauty of live fado music in Lisbon. After heading across the Alentejo plains to Évora, turn south for food tours and flamenco in the sunbaked streets of Seville.

The Algarve's golden beaches near Lagos
Map of Essential Portugal: Lisbon, Alcobaça, Évora & Lagos - 12 Days
Essential Portugal: Lisbon, Alcobaça, Évora & Lagos - 12 Days

In just 12 days, this action-packed Portugal itinerary introduces you to charming cities, unspoiled countryside, and world-class beaches. Get to know Lisbon in-depth with a series of walking, biking, and culinary tours, then set off on a road trip—winding your way south from medieval Alcobaça through the cork groves and vineyards of the Alentejo. Your journey comes to an end in Lagos, with boat trips and beach time on the stunning Algarve coast.

Wildflowers overlooking Praia do Camilo in Lagos
Map of Ultimate Portugal: Porto, Lisbon & Lagos - 12 Days
Ultimate Portugal: Porto, Lisbon & Lagos - 12 Days

With 12 days to spare, you can see Portugal from north to south at a pleasantly relaxed pace. Explore Porto's riverside neighborhoods by vintage car, sip robust reds in the Douro Valley, and discover the north's lesser-visited gems like Guimarães and Aveiro. Take your time in colorful Lisbon to experience the capital through a local's eyes, then catch a train south to Lagos for sunbathing and sailing on the Algarve coast.

Blue skies over Évora's medieval cathedral
Map of Historic Portugal: Évora, Coimbra, Douro Valley, Porto & Lisbon - 12 Days
Historic Portugal: Évora, Coimbra, Douro Valley, Porto & Lisbon - 12 Days

This 12-day itinerary takes you on an epic journey through Portugal's cultural highlights and compelling history. Check off the major cities and iconic sites while seeking out a bounty of lesser-visited gems in between. Climb the towering, tiled staircase of Lamego, cruise down the Douro River in a traditional rabelo boat, cross the legendary bridge of Amarante, sip fortified wine in the riverside cellars of Porto, and gaze out over Lisbon's colorful rooftops from the medieval Castelo de S. Jorge.

Portugal's famous custard tarts are a must-try in Porto
Map of Explore Portugal's Culture & Cuisine: Porto, Lisbon, Évora & the Algarve - 12 Days
Explore Portugal's Culture & Cuisine: Porto, Lisbon, Évora & the Algarve - 12 Days

Enjoy Portugal's cultural highlights with a generous helping of gastronomy on this delicious 12-day adventure. Start in Porto for wine tasting and river cruising, then head to Lisbon to see the city by tuk-tuk and sample its best street food and snacks. After a week of guided tours and transfers, switch to a rental car for a road trip through the Alentejo to the spectacular Algarve coast—visiting hilltop villages, historic vineyards, and world-class beaches along the way.

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