Portugal 9-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 9 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Portugal.
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Take in a sunset over Porto and the Douro River
Map of Best of Portugal from Porto to Albufeira - 9 days
Best of Portugal from Porto to Albufeira - 9 days

This complete nine-day itinerary combines urban exploration in historic cities with stunning rural and coastal excursions for an exciting overview of Portugal. You'll begin in the north in charming Porto and, with a private driver, work your way south to Lisbon, ending your stay in the Algarve in Albufeira. Along the way, you'll explore the golden triangle of Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril outside of Lisbon and spend some time at the end of the world in Lagos, Sagres, and Cabo de São Vicente.

Madeira's lush coastline
Map of Lisbon, Porto & Madeira - 9 Days
Lisbon, Porto & Madeira - 9 Days

This 9-day itinerary starts in Lisbon, where you'll savor local treats and traditional music as you explore the capital by foot and tram. Hit the road and head north to Porto, where world-class wine cellars and riverside views await, then hop over to Madeira to end your adventure among the verdant, volcanic landscapes of Portugal's "Island of Eternal Spring."

Sunset over golden cliffs and beaches of the Algarve
Map of Ultimate Portugal: Lisbon, Porto & the Algarve - 9 Days
Ultimate Portugal: Lisbon, Porto & the Algarve - 9 Days

This 9-day itinerary combines the culture and cuisine of Portugal's two largest cities with the rural countryside and golden beaches of the Algarve. Immerse yourself in Porto's thriving gastronomy scene with a food tour and cooking class, then head into the vineyards of the Douro Valley for a day of wine tasting and river cruising. Transfer south to Lisbon to tour the capital's streets by tuk-tuk, then continue to the Algarve to hike coastal trails and explore hidden beaches by catamaran.

The dramatic landscapes of the Douro Valley and its vineyards
Map of Portugal's Wine & Beaches: Porto, Douro Valley & Algarve - 9 Days
Portugal's Wine & Beaches: Porto, Douro Valley & Algarve - 9 Days

Explore Portugal from north to south on this 9-day adventure filled with wine, seafood, and astonishing scenery. Start in Porto, Portugal's second city, known for its sunsets, colorful houses, and sweet port wine. Then, spend a couple of days visiting wineries and vineyards in the beautiful Douro Valley before catching a plane to the Algarve, the southernmost region in the country. Here, a rental car will provide you the freedom to tour picturesque seaside towns at your own pace.

Views over Marvão from its medieval castle
Map of Self-Drive Portugal: Historic Cities & Rural Villages - 9 Days
Self-Drive Portugal: Historic Cities & Rural Villages - 9 Days

Independent adventurers will love this nine-day itinerary that takes you off the beaten path to discover Portugal's unspoiled countryside and medieval villages. After getting to know the colorful capital of Lisbon, you'll hit the road and head north—winding through the sweeping Alentejo and its whitewashed hilltop towns. Continue through the lush wine country of the Douro Valley, then end your journey in Porto, where you'll tour the city on foot and toast your travels with a tasting of its famous port wine.

Medieval Sephardic Synagogue in Óbidos
Map of Portugal's Jewish Heritage - 9 Days
Portugal's Jewish Heritage - 9 Days

This trip combines small towns of significant Jewish heritage with big cities and tranquil nature. Start by exploring the city of Évora, stopping in the historic villages of Marvão, Castelo de Vide, and Belmonte as you make your way to the scenic Douro Valley for a wine tasting and river cruise. You'll discover Jewish history in Porto and Lisbon, then enjoy a guided tour of the Pena Palace in Sintra and the beautiful Portuguese Riviera along the coast.

Stroll along the famous surf of Nazaré
Map of Scenic Portugal Loop: Lisbon, Sintra, Nazaré & Porto  - 9 Days
Scenic Portugal Loop: Lisbon, Sintra, Nazaré & Porto - 9 Days

This 9-day itinerary takes you on a scenic journey up the length of Portugal—taking in iconic highlights and some marvelous hidden corners along the way. Hop on Lisbon's traditional trams, discover the postcard-perfect villages of Sintra and Óbidos, and visit coastal Nazaré for fresh seafood and crashing Atlantic surf. After a tasting tour of Porto's incredible gastronomy, you'll head into the wilds of Peneda-Gerês National Park for a day of mountain biking before turning south to end your trip back in Lisbon.

Sunset over Praia do Camilo in Lagos
Map of Relaxed Portugal: Lisbon, Sintra, Porto & Lagos -  9 Days
Relaxed Portugal: Lisbon, Sintra, Porto & Lagos - 9 Days

Forget timetables and logistics—on this 9-day itinerary you can sit back and focus on the beauty of Portugal's cities, countryside, and coast. With a private driver to whisk you between locations, you'll get lost in Lisbon's authentic alleys, spend a night among the romantic palaces of Sintra, tour Porto's riverside wine cellars, escape to the cork forests of Peneda-Gerês, and finish up on the golden beaches of the Algarve.

Views across the Alentejo from Évora's medieval cathedral
Map of Explore Portugal's Culture & Cuisine:  Évora, Porto & Lisbon - 9 Days
Explore Portugal's Culture & Cuisine: Évora, Porto & Lisbon - 9 Days

Combining equal parts history, culture, and gastronomy, this nine-day itinerary is the perfect introduction to Portugal. Start in the captivating city of Évora before moving on to Porto and Lisbon—discovering the plentiful highlights and hidden corners in between. Marvel at the ancient ruins of Templo Romano, refine your palate with a day of wine tasting in the Douro Valley, get lost in the medieval walls of Óbidos, and save room for an unforgettable food tour through Lisbon's most authentic neighborhoods.

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