Follow the sounds of fado through Lisbon's streets to one of these hotels in neighborhoods across the city. Stay near the sophisticated Avenida Liberdade and Marquês de Pombal area, celebrate the arts on Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Square, or take in the Bairro Alto from a rooftop at these standout spots.
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Previous kimkim travelers have explored the city on innovative excursions and customized experiences. An electric bike tour of Lisbon's Seven Hills takes in stunning views over the city while visiting some of its most impressive sights. A private cooking class gives you delicious insight into Portugal’s venerable food scene, while sunset cruises along the Tejo provide a cinematic vantage point of the city. You can also take food tours, insightful walking tours through the historic center, and even explore the city by Tuk Tuk, GoCar or riding sidecar on a motorcycle tour.
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This 5-day trip is the ultimate cultural immersion into Portugal's up-and-coming capital, nicknamed 'The City of Seven Hills'. Let a local guide show you ancient ruins, cobbled alleyways, and hip neighborhoods—as well as the romantic UNESCO-listed village of Sintra surrounded by parks and gardens. Along with guided excursions, you'll have free time to explore on your own rounding out this fun adventure.
Embark on this tour of Lisbon and nearby sites to discover the reasons why people come back to Portugal over and over again. Enjoy new flavors and dishes in Lisbon, visit the unforgettable Chapel of Bones in Évora, explore the incredible palaces of Sintra, and more on this four-day itinerary.
This fun 4-day jaunt provides the perfect introduction to Portugal's up-and-coming capital, nicknamed 'The City of Seven Hills'. Let a local guide show you ancient ruins, cobbled alleyways, historic monuments, and hip neighborhoods—as well as the UNESCO-listed village of Sintra. In addition to excursions, you will also have free time to explore on your own to round out this Lisbon adventure.
This intrepid 10-day itinerary showcases the best of greater Lisbon alongside the natural wonders of Morocco. Start in the Portuguese capital with a fun tuk-tuk tour, and take day trips to the stunning coast of Arrábida Natural Park and the enchanting hills of Sintra. Soar above Marrakesh in a balloon and hike between Berber villages before your grand adventure to the Sahara, where a luxury desert camp awaits. End with a sunset camel ride before returning to the city for your final night.
Experience abundant diversity as you spend two weeks exploring Portugal, the Azores, and Spain. Start in Lisbon, where you'll learn about its history with a local and hike in the forests of nearby Sintra. Jet off to São Miguel Island in the Azores to taste local cuisine and wine, trek along the crater lakes of Sete Ciudades, and discover the geothermal Furnas Valley. It's on to Spain next for an evening of flamenco in Seville, a sunset sailing trip in Málaga, and a flavorful tapas tour of Barcelona.
Journey through the heart of the Iberian Peninsula on this epic, 13-day itinerary. Start in Portugal to wander Lisbon's atmospheric neighborhoods, discover the hilltop palaces of Sintra, and immerse yourself in Évora's ancient history. Then it's time to head east into Spain, where Andalusian culture and cuisine come alive in Seville and Granada. Your adventure ends in Madrid, where you'll get to know the Old Masters at the Prado Museum and take a flavorful tapas tour through the capital.
This 10-day trip splits time between Portugal's exciting capital and its southern coast while moving at a relaxed pace. Kick off the adventure in up-and-coming Lisbon for a guided introduction to the "City of Seven Hills," including nearby highlights like Sintra and Cascais. Then, choose your own day trip before taking the train to Lagos for several days of golden beaches and picturesque villages in the Algarve.
In under a week, this adventurous itinerary takes you from the bustling streets of Lisbon to the remote Atlantic island of São Miguel. After visiting the highlights and hidden corners of Portugal's colorful capital, catch a flight to the Azores for three nights in a secluded paradise of lush greenery, volcanic lakes, and unspoiled beaches.
Take your family for a week-long adventure in Portugal, where you'll find the ultimate mix of sightseeing, nature, culture, history, and good food. Start in postcard-perfect Porto and finish in the colorful capital of Lisbon, squeezing in a few fun-filled day trips on the side. Wander the two cities, explore an underground cave system, unlock royal mysteries in Sintra, and spot dolphins in Arrábida Natural Park.
Seven to eight days is a great length for a Portugal trip with stops in Lisbon, Porto, and Sintra. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in five or six days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop, or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Lagos, Évora, or Nazaré. Get inspired with our Lisbon, Porto, and Sintra trip ideas below.
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.
This weeklong itinerary covers Portugal's biggest metropolis and its southern coast for a city-beach combo that's hard to beat. Kick off in Europe's hottest capital—Lisbon—for a guided introduction to the 'City of Seven Hills', including nearby highlights like Sintra and Cascais. Then, take the train south for several days of glorious beach-hopping while based in a charming old city surrounded by stone walls: Lagos.
Explore Portugal's liveliest cities, Porto and Lisbon, on this six-day tour. You'll start in Porto with a private sidecar tour, enjoying views of the surrounding scenery. Then you'll head into the Douro Valley to taste a variety of wines—including port!—at family-run estates. Road trip through the countryside, stopping to visit the medieval village of Óbidos and Aveiro, the so-called "Venice of Portugal," on the way. You'll spend the last few days discovering Lisbon and learning how to make traditional Portuguese dishes during a chef-led cooking class.
Combine two continents in 10 days with this scenic itinerary that follows the wild Atlantic coast south from Portugal to Morocco. Sample custard tarts and sightsee by iconic yellow tram in Lisbon, then head south to the golden beaches of the Algarve. Jet over to Marrakesh for a whirlwind tour of its culture and cuisine, spend a night in the laid-back coastal retreat of Essaouira, and end your trip strolling the seafront promenades of Casablanca.
Dive into the culture of Portugal and Morocco on this 10-day trip filled with historic landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Begin in Porto, exploring the highlights and sampling the local cuisine. Then head to Lisbon for sightseeing and an evening fado performance. Make a day trip to Sintra to see the famous Pena Palace, then fly to Marrakesh for a street food and city tour. Explore Rabat, visit the Roman ruins at Volubilis, and wander through the medina of Meknes before heading home.
Discover Portugal's culinary and cultural heart on this road trip through Lisbon, Porto, and the Douro Valley. Begin in the 2,000-year-old capital, whose antique buildings and local delights like pastéis de Belém make it perfect for history and food lovers alike. Head north to the colorful city of Porto, home of port wine and local pastries whose origins are as rich as their taste. Finally, explore the world's oldest demarcated wine region, the Douro Valley, which produces some of the finest table wines in Portugal.
Combining the exploration of vibrant cities like Porto, Lisbon, and Coimbra with exceptional nature in Tomar and the Portuguese Riviera, this trip showcases the unique and diverse culture of Portugal. You'll peruse historical city streets and monuments, plus UNESCO sites like the Roman ruins of Évora, the Pena National Palace and forest in Sintra, and the birthplace of Portugal, the town of Guimarães. Escape the city vibes with the impressive Almourol Castle along the Tejo River, the scenic town of Cascais along the Riviera, and the most westerly point in mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca.
This two-week itinerary takes you on a whirlwind adventure from the coastline of Portugal to the deep desert dunes of Morocco. Tick off Porto and Lisbon, hike in breathtaking natural parks, explore underground caves, and join a Jeep safari in the countryside. Land in Marrakesh for a cooking class and hot-air balloon ride before making the epic journey to a Saharan desert camp and back.
Discover the culinary delights of Portugal and Morocco on this vibrant and varied two-week tour. Join local guides for food-focused tours of dynamic cities, from Porto and Lisbon to Marrakesh and Essaouira, where you'll visit buzzing markets and sample local dishes and street snacks. Tour highlights include a cooking class, learning to bake Portugal's famous pastel de nata, wine tasting in the lush Douro Valley, and being invited into local homes for family meals.
This 12-day adventure checks off Portugal's classic highlights before escaping to the Azores' untamed nature and remote beauty. 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 island of São Miguel.
Adventurous and independent travelers will love this 11-day itinerary that takes you on the road through Portugal's fascinating history and epic landscape. You'll spend some time exploring Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in the world, before driving north to Évora, where you will find prehistoric sites and towns fit for queens. You'll then head back down south to the Algarve, where you'll be blown away by the wild ruggedness and incredible beaches of southern Portugal's famous coastline.
Celebrate Portugal's great outdoors with this two-week itinerary that combines historic cities with natural wonders. Start by exploring Lisbon by tuk-tuk and venturing into the forested hills of Sintra, then learn about wine in Porto and take a tasting tour of the Douro Valley. The second half of your trip takes you to the Azorean island of São Miguel, where you'll sample local cuisine in Ponta Delgada, explore crater lakes and volcanoes by 4WD, and enjoy free time on the island's pristine beaches.
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.
This seven-day adventure is the perfect introduction to Portugal for first-timers. Over a week, you'll explore Lisbon's exciting food and culture scene, take scenic day trips to historic villages, and walk through Porto's UNESCO-listed city center. Finish in the oldest wine region in the world before returning to Lisbon by way of the country's medieval capital: Coimbra.
This 5-day adventure includes Portugal's two largest cities and a fairytale village that needs to be seen to be believed—all with a nice mix of guided tours and free time. You'll start in beautiful Porto, famous for wine production and colorful architecture along the Douro River. Then train to Lisbon to explore the capital's ancient ruins and historic neighborhoods culminating with a trip to UNESCO-listed Sintra in the forested hills.
You don't have to travel far to see, taste, and experience the best of Portugal. Start your adventure in Lisbon to explore the city's art, cuisine, and hills. From Lisbon, you'll head to Porto to taste its famous wines and then have your choice of where to explore along the coast, followed by a night each in Cascais and Sintra before you make your way back to Lisbon.
This weeklong adventure combines Portugal's two biggest and most captivating cities for a cultural trip like no other. With a mix of excursions and free time, you'll start off exploring Porto's iconic food scene, cobblestone streets, and nearby Douro Valley (home of Port production). From here, spend three nights in the historic capital complete with a day-trip to Sintra—a fairytale town tucked away in forested mountains.
Combine the best of Portugal and northern Spain for 15 days of fun on the Iberian Peninsula. Zip through Lisbon by tuk-tuk and see the fantastical hilltop palaces of Sintra, then head north to riverside Porto and the Douro Valley wine country. Hop over to Spain to marvel at Barcelona's modernist landmarks and hike between the clifftop villages of the Costa Brava. Your adventure wraps up on the Bay of Biscay, enjoying the crescent beaches and renowned gastronomy of San Sebastián.
Portugal is the ideal destination for families, and this week-long adventure offers the perfect mix of sightseeing, relaxation, nature, culture, and history. See the sights in Lisbon and Porto, hike through a national park together, explore history at the Knights Templar in Tomar, and unlock royal mysteries in Sintra. Along the way, you'll get to know Portuguese cuisine with a food tour and take home personal souvenirs after a tile-painting workshop.
This nine-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.
From the Iberian Peninsula to southern Italy, this 13-day odyssey takes in the culture, history, and cuisine of two distinct European locales. Discover Porto's flavorful food scene, go wine tasting in the Douro Valley, and get lost in the labyrinth of Lisbon's Old Town. Then it's off to Sicily for a week of ancient ruins, sun-soaked cities, and turquoise seas as you hop between Palermo, Agrigento, and Catania.
Taste your way through Portugal's delights on this dynamic weeklong trip, where you'll savor local flavors, history, and culture. Foodies will love navigating Lisbon with the help of a guided food walking tour followed by a cooking class and a market visit with a local chef. Enjoy the sounds of iconic Fado music, explore spectacular castles and gardens in towns like Sintra, then lose yourself in the tranquility of Évora and the quiet tempo of rural Alentejo.
In 10 days you can experience the highlights of two incredible European countries. The adventure kicks off in Portugal with visits to two historic medieval cities: Lisbon and Porto. You'll then jet off to Madrid and immerse yourself in Spain's capital before hitting Barcelona, capping the experience with a beautiful hike along the Mediterranean on the famous Costa del Sol.
Explore Portugal's two major cities of Lisbon and Portugal, with guided walking tours leading you through historic streets filled with cathedrals, monasteries, and lively squares. Enjoy local food with stops at market halls and historic cafes, plus a live Fado performance to experience some of the country's traditional music. Take day trips to the countryside to find sites such as the Pena Palace in Sintra, the Douro Valley for wine tastings and a river cruise, and relaxing beach vibes of the Portuguese Riviera.
Check off some of Portugal's most famous sights on this seven-day family adventure. Start in Lisbon with a guided tour via electric tuk-tuk and a ride on an amphibious land-to-water bus. Take a relaxing sunset cruise, see the historic castles of Sintra, then head to the golden beaches of the Algarve region. Sail to the wondrous Benagil Cave, learn to surf in the gentle waves, see friendly dolphins at play on a dolphin-watching tour, and pick clams straight from the waters of Ria Formosa Lagoon.
Embark on a 14-day journey through vibrant and culturally-rich Portugal, Spain, and Morocco. Explore Lisbon's charming neighborhoods, the stunning Algarve beaches, and the historic Spanish cities of Málaga, Granada, and Cádiz. Cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco and discover exotic cities such as Tangier, Rabat, Safi, Essaouira, and finally, Marrakesh. Private transfers will take care of the logistics while you enjoy a carefully-curated itinerary of immersive tours, excursions, and plenty of beach time.
Get ready for an epic odyssey through the culture, flavors, history, and music of three neighboring countries. This three-week itinerary begins in Portugal with food/wine tours of Lisbon and Porto, plus riverboat rides and coastal hikes. Then you're off to Spain to discover the highlights of Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville before hopping the Strait of Gibraltar and finishing in style at the souks and medinas of Morocco.
This unforgettable three-week adventure will take you around the sun-kissed coast of the Iberian Peninsula and to the bazaars of Morocco. Travel from the seven hills of Lisbon down to Portugal's golden Algarve coast and into Spain to see medieval history in Cádiz, Seville, and Granada. Then hop over to Morocco, where you'll tour highlights like Marrakesh, Tangier, and the famous "Blue City" of Chefchaouen.
This two-week tour of Portugal, Spain, and Morocco explores the remnants of empires and the legacies they left behind. Marvel at architectural masterpieces in each destination, where Islamic, Moorish, and Roman influences intertwine. Tick off the vibrant streets of Lisbon and Porto and the ancient wonders of Tomar. Find Roman ruins in Mérida and Itálica, then step through history in Seville and Granada. Finally, uncover the hidden treasures of Marrakesh, Rabat, and Volubilis.
This two-week active adventure explores some of the most famous sights across Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. Take a daring tour across Madrid's rooftops, ride an e-bike down the Sierra Nevada, and explore the Alhambra in Granada. Taste your way around Porto, then set sail in a traditional wooden boat to see Lisbon's riverfront. Join a street food tour in Marrakesh, fly in a hot-air balloon over the desert, visit the Moroccan capital of Rabat, and walk among the famous "Blue City" of Chefchaouen.
Most travelers will find that a week to eight days is perfect for a well-paced Portugal trip with stops in both Lisbon and Porto. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in two to six days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include the Algarve, Cascais, or Lagos. Keep reading for more inspiring Lisbon and Porto itineraries.
Experience rich culture and vibrant flavors across three countries on this two-week tour of Portugal, Spain, and Morocco. Starting in Lisbon, you'll be introduced to the city through its food before moving on to Porto for a day of wine tasting in the Douro Valley. Fly to Barcelona for tapas and sailing, then get to the heart of Madrid with a flamenco show. End in Morocco, where you'll explore the energetic cities of Marrakesh and Rabat with food tours, day trips, and even a hot-air balloon ride.
Immerse yourself in the rich culinary traditions of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco on this 21-day tour. Eat tapas in Madrid and pintxos in San Sebastián, enjoy fresh seafood and local wines in Porto and Lisbon, and taste home-cooked tajines in Marrakesh, Rabat, and Casablanca. This three-week itinerary packs in a diverse range of flavors and experiences, from cooking classes to street food tours, plus day trips to Ávila, Sintra, Essaouira, and Chefchaouen.
Get ready for a deep dive into the history, culture, flavors, and landscapes of three distinct countries—with a generous helping of outdoor adventure along the way. Beginning in Spain, you'll tour the highlights of Madrid, then head south for hiking in Granada and snorkeling off the beaches of Málaga. Cross the border to Portugal for tours of Porto and Lisbon by e-bike and tuk-tuk before jetting off to Morocco, where you'll see Marrakesh by hot-air balloon and enjoy sunset camel rides in the Sahara.
Embark on a three-week adventure amid ancient landmarks in Portugal and Spain—plus hop over to Morocco for a bonus. You'll arrive in Porto and enjoy the highlights of this romantic river city before road-tripping to Lisbon to explore its medieval streets. Then witness the historic beauty of Spanish cities like Seville, Granada, and Toledo before immersing yourself in the culture and kasbahs of Morocco.
For most, 9 to 10 days is ideal for a Portugal trip, with stops in Lisbon, Porto, Lagos, and Sintra. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each location or a few days in another region, like Évora in the Alentejo. Read below for more inspiring Lisbon, Porto, Lagos, and Sintra itineraries.
With their Moorish influence, Portugal and Morocco share more than just the Atlantic Ocean's shores. You'll get an introduction to both with this 10-day itinerary, which starts in Porto for wine tasting along the Douro River and continues to the steep streets of Lisbon and the palaces of Sintra. Jet off to Marrakesh to dive into the colors and flavors of its medina, see the modern capital of Rabat and get lost in the blue alleys of Chefchaouen. End in Casablanca, where you'll tour Africa's largest mosque.
This food-focused, 14-day tour will take you on a gastronomic adventure across three countries. Start in Spain to indulge in the vibrant tapas culture of Madrid and savor pintxos in San Sebastián, then fly to Portugal to savor local wines in Porto and learn to make the perfect pastel de nata in Lisbon. Hop over to Morocco to finish up your trip sampling street food in Marrakesh, taking a day trip to coastal Essaouira, and sitting down to a memorable dinner with a local family in Casablanca.
Savor the best of Lisbon and the Algarve, Portugal's southern coast, with this luxurious weeklong adventure. This luxe itinerary steps it up to make your Portugal escape extraordinary, with stays in 5-star hotels and plenty of private experiences, from an exhilarating e-bike tour of Lisbon's historic streets to a boat excursion to the famous Benagil Cave. Discover the hidden coves of Ponta da Piedade while kayaking, relax by the beach, or play golf with plenty of free time.
This Portugal itinerary combines the best gastronomy and culture into a luxurious weeklong trip. Explore two of the country's most captivating cities, Lisbon and Porto, with food and culture walking tours, Michelin-starred dining, and 5-star hotels. You'll stop at the charming village of Óbidos and the surf town of Nazaré between the two and take exclusive day trips to fairy-tale Sintra and the enchanting Douro Valley.
Most travelers to Portugal will find that 10 to 13 days is perfect for a well-paced trip with stops in Lisbon, Porto, and São Miguel. It's also possible to hit the highlights in nine days if you like a fast-paced journey. With more time, however, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Coimbra, Douro Valley, or Évora. Keep reading for more inspiring Lisbon, Porto, and São Miguel itineraries.
Discover the cultural and gastronomic highlights of Portugal and Spain on this luxury 10-day trip. You'll take private tours of UNESCO-listed landmarks, from Sintra's hilltop castles to Seville's Alcázar, and a stay at Granada's Alhambra fortress. Culinary adventures include wine tasting in Portugal's rural Alentejo region, an Iberian ham experience, and touring a historic Andalusian olive oil estate. Along the way, stay in historic hotels, gorge on tapas, and witness traditional flamenco performances.
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.
This trip is perfect for the epicurean and all-around bon vivant! Spend ten days traveling through Portugal's culinary epicenters and exploring its dynamic and unforgettable wine regions. You'll take food tours in city centers, visit a marketplace with a chef (then take a cooking class!), go wine tasting, and learn the stories and traditions behind Portuguese cuisine and libations. And, of course—no trip to Portugal would be complete without a lesson (and tasting or two) of iconic Port wine.
Portugal's historic cities and unspoiled countryside are the main focus of this 10-day, self-drive adventure. Heading north from Lisbon, you'll take your time exploring the hilltop villages of the Alentejo and the famed wine country of the Douro Valley before reaching riverside Porto and its vibrant culinary scene. Loop south again to return to the capital at a leisurely pace—discovering medieval towns, fishing villages, and the wild Atlantic coastline along the way.
Hit the road in postcard-perfect Portugal on this 11-day itinerary that explores the rich history, curious culture, and delicious food and wine of the country's northern half. Start in the colorful capital Lisbon and weave your own pilgrimage north to Spain's Santiago de Compostela, before heading south again. Beyond ticking off the big cities of Lisbon and Porto, you'll soak up the history of Coimbra, Guimarães, Braga, Évora, and Tomar, and taste the country's famous port wine at the source.
Experience two vacations in one on this diverse 13-day journey through Portugal. Start on the mainland to tour the highlights of Lisbon and Porto (with a slew of fascinating day trips to the Douro Valley, Coimbra, and Sintra in between). Then it's time to jet off toward the remote Azores archipelago, where you'll spend four days exploring the volcanic landscapes, verdant scenery, and wild beaches of São Miguel Island.
This captivating two-week trip through Portugal unlocks the diverse wonders of Lisbon, Madeira, and the Azores. Start in Lisbon to delve into the city's vibrant atmosphere, exploring hidden gems and the local way of life. Fly to Madeira, where 4WD safari tours unveil dramatic landscapes and enchanting terraces. End on the Azorean island of São Miguel, discovering geothermal wonders at Furnas, marveling at the beauty of Sete Cidades, and whale watching, horseback riding, and canyoning.
Experience the laid-back luxury of Portugal with this 10-day trip that takes you from Lisbon to the coast and countryside. Start in the capital, where you'll explore the city with private e-bike and Segway tours. Take a day trip to mystical Sintra, then venture south to the Algarve to sail through the stunning Benagil Caves and paddle around Ponta da Piedade. Finally, head inland to Évora and cap off the adventure with a hike along an ancient Roman aqueduct.
This is the ultimate weeklong introduction to Portugal's southern half. The trip starts in the vibrant capital of Lisbon, where you'll tour the city—and nearby villages—with a local. From here, drive into the Alentejo region for a night in ancient Évora's inner-walled town. Finish the adventure with a train ride to coastal Lagos for fabulous beaches and stunning views in and around the Algarve.
Discover Portugal's highlights on this weeklong tour, starting in the bustling city of Lisbon, where you can explore historical streets, eat traditional cuisine, and enjoy live Fado music. Visit the charming towns and monuments of Sintra, Óbidos, and Tomar, as well as the gorgeous Douro Valley Wine Region, for a river cruise and wine tasting. Visit one of Europe's oldest universities in Coimbra and head north to Porto, where you can watch fishermen barter their daily catch, tour a traditional sardine factory, and eat local delicacies.
Get to know three of Portugal's most iconic locales on this far-reaching but relaxed eight-day itinerary. Start in historic Porto, where you'll explore atmospheric riverside neighborhoods and go wine tasting in the nearby Douro Valley. Head to Lisbon to see the hilly capital by tram and stroll along the seafront in Cascais, then continue south to reach the Algarve—where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic along a coastline of golden beaches and towering cliffs.
Discover Portugal's wild side on this eight-day coastal hiking trip. The adventure will begin with a food tour of Lisbon and a rest day in the gorgeous beach town of Cascais. Spend the next four days trekking around the expansive Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, passing through forests, dunes, coastal towns, and hilltop sanctuaries. End with some downtime in Sintra, a charming village known for its impressive palaces and castles.
Get a taste of two continents on this two-week trip to Portugal and Morocco. You'll enjoy food and history tours of world-famous cities, from Porto and Lisbon to Marrakesh and Rabat. Along the way, soak up the scenery and culture with wine tasting in the Douro Valley, a visit to Sintra's fairy-tale palaces, and a trip to the photogenic blue-tinged city of Chefchaouen. The adventure ends in Casablanca, where you'll discover the decorative Hassan II Mosque.
Learn about the rich history of the Iberian peninsula and North Africa on this two-week trip. Begin with a foodie tour of Porto, then explore Évora's heritage. Move on to Lisbon to see the city's attractions and enjoy some fado music. Next, get to know the 19th-century palaces of Sintra before flying to Morocco. Savor Marrakesh's street food, visit the capital of Rabat, see the Roman ruins at Volubilis, and explore Fes' medina before finishing your journey with a tour of Casablanca's Hassan II Mosque.
Get to know the real Portugal on this immersive 11-day itinerary that blends culture, cuisine, and coastline. Savor world-class food and wine in Porto, then head south to discover Lisbon's authentic neighborhoods and traditional music. After a busy week of day trips and excursions, you'll trade the city for the coast and settle into a slower pace of life on the golden beaches of the Algarve.
Explore southwestern Portugal's stunning scenery on this six-day road trip from Lisbon to Lagos at your own pace. Set out from the capital to wind your way south through a land of sweeping beaches, whitewashed towns, and unspoiled countryside. Along the way, you'll stand at the edge of mainland Europe at Cabo da Roca, cross the Sado Estuary by ferry, and explore the wild beauty of Costa Vicentina National Park.
Discover Portugal and Morocco's rich flavors and diverse culinary traditions with this immersive, food-focused itinerary. From cooking classes and culinary tours to street food tastings and dinners with local families, you'll spend 10 days creating delicious memories and savoring every bite in Porto, Lisbon, the Douro Valley, Marrakesh, Essaouira, and Casablanca.
Experience three of Portugal's most iconic destinations on this 10-day trip, starting in Lisbon, where you'll tour ancient ruins, cobbled streets, and a UNESCO-listed village in the forested hills. Next, head north to Porto—famous for wine production and colorful architecture along the Douro River. The hardest decisions fall at the end, where you can choose between spectacular beaches and whitewashed villages in the Algarve.
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.
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."
Forget timetables and logistics—on this nine-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.
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.
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.
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.
This 14-day journey along the Atlantic Coast takes you from postcard-perfect Portugal to enchanting Morocco—with plenty of seafood, coastal drives, and picturesque beaches in between. Start in Porto and head south, ticking off Aveiro, Nazaré, Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais. Sail along the Algarve coast, then cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco, where bustling Marrakesh awaits. Leave the city for the seaside and end this two-week adventure in Essaouira and Casablanca.
Get a taste of Portugal and Spain's diverse cuisine and culture on this luxury, two-week tour. You'll sample everything from traditional tapas in Seville to Porto's world-famous wines and Andalusian olive oils. Take a traditional Portuguese cooking class and catch a flamenco performance in Granada, staying at historic, 5-star hotels en route. Cultural highlights include private tours of UNESCO-listed landmarks in the history-steeped cities of Seville, Granada, Lisbon, and Porto.
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.
Food-loving and curious travelers will love this 13-day itinerary, which goes from Lisbon to Coimbra to Porto and various places in between. See the best of Lisbon on a tuk-tuk tour, wander the medieval streets of Coimbra, and experience Porto's spectacular food and wine firsthand with a cooking class and port tasting. Explore Cascais, the seaside town where Portuguese royalty once summered, and dive into some of the best waves in the world!
Taste your way through Lisbon, Évora, the Douro Valley, and Porto on this gastronomic 15-day tour of Portugal. Besides hitting up landmarks, see Lisbon's local markets and taste national delicacies. Enjoy agritourism in the Alentejo region as you visit wineries, cork farms, and olive oil estates. Ride a bike through the vineyards of the Douro Valley, then head to Porto for a private cooking class and more wine tasting.
Road trip through some of the most beautiful places in Portugal on this exciting 15-day tour. When you land in Lisbon, drive north to Porto and the Douro Valley. Spend multiple days enjoying wine and taking in riverside views. Then, return to the capital for guided tours and side trips to castles and beaches. Finish in the wild Algarve, whose coastline is flanked by tall sea cliffs and impressive caves.
Discover all four corners of Portugal in this epic 15-day road trip. Start in Lisbon, where the sounds of live fado music will lead you on a drive north to Porto and the wine country of the Douro Valley. Turn south and stop in historic towns like the Knights Templar-built Tomar and ancient Roman Évora on your way to coastal Lagos, where you'll beach-hop under the spectacular cliffs of the Algarve.
From the north's winding rivers and wine country to the stunning southern coast, this epic 15-day itinerary gives you an in-depth look at Portugal's many wonders. Sample local wines and gastronomy in Porto, see the cobbled streets of Lisbon by foot and tram, and head into the Alentejo countryside for ancient history and medieval grandeur in Évora. After a busy schedule of tours, day trips, and excursions, settle into a slower pace of life amid the golden cliffs and sweeping beaches of the Algarve.
This epic Portugal tour highlights two cosmopolitan cities and a stunning mid-Atlantic island—part of an autonomous region—known for its tropical foliage and eternal spring-like weather. You'll kick off in Porto, home of centuries-old wine production and colorful architecture along the Douro River. Then fly to Madeira Island for secluded beaches and untouristed villages waiting to be discovered. Last but not least is Lisbon's friendly, up-and-coming capital—a striking city built on seven hills.
Discover Portugal's dynamic capital and explore the country's sunny south on this trip plan, which takes you from Lisbon to Lagos in the Western Algarve. Soak up the sun, take delicious and authentic cuisine, and lose yourself either wandering through historic streets or eating through the waves. If you're passionate about beautiful beaches and capturing stunning landscapes, this itinerary is for you!
Experience Portugal's beauty and romanticism in this two-week road trip that showcases the variety of the Portuguese landscape, from the city to villages and beaches. You'll experience the art and culture of Lisbon, see the fairy-tale town of Sintra, sip wine in Porto, and explore the wonders of Évora.
Discover Portugal's beauty with this active weeklong trip, where you'll hike coastal trails and learn about the fascinating and mysterious region around Sintra. Your route starts in coastal Cascais and follows the blue coast through wide golden bays and breathtaking cliffs. Traverse Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Continental Europe, and experience great hiking within the Sintra Forest and its verdant hilltops.
Mix vibrant cities, stunning landscapes, and a dash of gastronomy for the ultimate 11-day Portuguese adventure. From the cobblestone alleys of Porto to the golden beaches of the Algarve, you'll wind your way south with an itinerary full of curated excursions. Sip world-class wines in the Douro Valley, browse the Baroque library of Coimbra, experience live fado music in Lisbon, and admire 2,000-year-old Roman ruins in Évora.
This 10-day tour guides you through Portugal's Jewish heritage, starting in quintessential villages like Marvão and Castelo de Vide, as well as the hillside medieval towns of Monsanto, and Sortelha. Explore the historic sites of Évora and Belmonte, then make your way to the Douro Valley for a wine tasting and a river cruise. End your trip with walking tours in the cities of Porto and Lisbon, plus a visit to the Pena Palace in Sintra and the Portuguese Riviera.
Hit all the Portuguese essentials on this 13-day road trip. You'll start by driving to colorful Porto and the Douro Valley. Here, your adventures will be centered on wine and history. Make your way south to Lisbon for private walking tours of the capital and day trips to the country's most famous castles. Finally, spend some days in the untamed Algarve region, known for its unmatched beaches and seaside rock formations.
Explore the history and heritage of Portugal's Jewish communities in this 13-day tour, which guides you through cities like Porto, Lisbon, Évora, and Tomar, as well as Sintra and the National Palace of Pena. You'll enjoy a wine tasting and river cruise in the Douro Valley, plus visits to Almourol Castle, the Portuguese Riviera, and the monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça. Discover synagogues, old Jewish quarters, monuments, and museums in the country's small villages of Belmonte, Monsanto, and Sortelha, as well as Monsaraz, Elvas, and Castelo de Vide.
Get ready to check Portugal off your family's bucket list on this 14-day adventure! Start in Porto, where you'll take a foodie tour and try traditional Portuguese cuisine, cruise the river on a rabelo boat, and see the city via vintage car. Then it's off to Coimbra and Lisbon for tuk-tuk tours, the mysterious Mira De Aire Caves, and a day trip to whimsical Sintra. Finish up with a flight to the Azores for beach time, forest hikes, geothermal pools, and whale watching on São Miguel Island.
This trip takes you from north to south, discovering Portugal's Jewish heritage with city tours in Porto, Lisbon, Évora, and Tomar, plus a visit to Sintra with its National Palace of Pena and the Portuguese Riviera. Relax in the Douro Valley with a wine tasting and a river cruise, and then explore the monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça, the castle in Amourol, and the synagogue and old Jewish quarter of Castelo de Vide. Other highlights include the community museum in Belmonte, the Amoreira Aqueduct in Elvas, and Amarante's iconic stone bridge.
Explore Portugal from north to south on this 10-day family adventure. Start in Porto, where you'll tour the historic city, learn how to paint authentic Portuguese tiles, and visit the famous "Harry Potter Library." Head to Lisbon for tuk-tuk tours and the hilltop palaces of nearby Sintra, then take a road trip south to swim and snorkel on the pristine beaches of the Algarve, stroll the city streets of Lagos, and cruise via catamaran to the stunning Benagil Caves.
Brimming with culture, history, gastronomy, and a dash of outdoor adventure, this 13-day itinerary has something for everyone. Start in Porto for food tours, wine tasting, and day trips into Portugal's unspoiled north, then continue through Coimbra and Évora to look at stately cities and the sweeping plains of the Alentejo. End in Lisbon to explore the capital and surrounding countryside—home to seaside villages, fairy tale castles, and nature parks.
Starting with visits to synagogues, museums, and monuments in the small towns of Belmonte, Marvão, and Castelo de Vide, this tour takes you through the history of the Jewish communities in Portugal. Along the way, visit the Douro River Valley to taste wine and ride Rabelo boats, then enjoy a guided tour of Sintra and its National Palace of Pena. End in Porto and Lisbon, where you'll explore architecture, culture, and Jewish heritage.
See Portugal from north to south and east to west on this incredible 13-day tour. Start in hilly Lisbon, made bright and airy by its colorful houses. Visit castles in Sintra, and indulge in wine-centric activities in the Douro Valley and Porto. Head down to Alentejo for Roman ruins and picturesque medieval towns. The last stop is the wild and beautiful Algarve, known for beaches marked by impressive cliffs and sea rocks.
Explore Portugal's Jewish history with guided tours of cities like Porto, Lisbon, and Évora, visiting synagogues, museums, monuments, and castles. You'll learn all about Jewish heritage in the small villages of Portugal, such as Belmonte, Monsanto, Trancoso, and Sortelha, plus discover the Templar City of Tomar. Enjoy the Douro River Valley with a wine tasting and a boat cruise, then end your trip with a tour of Sintra, National Palace of Pena, and the Portuguese Riveria.
Most travelers will find that eight to nine days are perfect for a well-paced Portugal trip with stops in Lisbon, Porto, and Nazaré. It's possible to hit the highlights in as few as six or seven days if you're okay with a faster-paced journey. Though with more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like the Algarve, Sintra, or Coimbra. Get inspired with the Lisbon, Porto, and Nazaré trip ideas below.
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.
This 13-day itinerary showcases Portugal's many faces with a combination of guided experiences and a choose-your-own-adventure road trip. See the Lisbon skyline by sailboat and hike to the hilltop palaces of Sintra, then strike out toward the Algarve coast for golden beaches, hidden coves, and spectacular sunsets. Turn north to end your journey in Porto, where you'll trade the car for a driver as you sit back and enjoy day trips into the Douro Valley and Peneda-Gerês National Park.
Explore the diverse coastal landscapes of the Algarve, the rich history and culture of Lisbon, and the natural wonders of the Azores with this 10-day adventure through Portugal. This active itinerary includes a kayaking expedition to the mesmerizing Benagil Cave, a challenging ascent to São Miguel's highest peak, and plenty of outdoor adventure. Get ready for a journey that will leave you with lifelong memories of Portugal's breathtaking landscapes and vibrant urban charm.
This fun-filled family adventure starts in Porto, where you'll take a food tour of delicious Portuguese cuisine. Enjoy a day trip to the stunning Paiva Walkways and hike down the steep stairways along the river. It's off to Coimbra to visit the nearby beaches of Figueira da Foz for some swimming and sun, then to Óbidos for a night in one of Portugal's prettiest towns. End your adventure in Lisbon, riding on an amphibious tour bus and soaring over the Tagus River by cable car.
Families with elementary school-aged kids will find plenty of fun on this 10-day tour of Portugal. Break up exploring the major cultural attractions of Lisbon and Porto with some beach time at Nazaré and hiking in Peneda-Gerês National Park. Parents can sit back and relax on chilled-out activities like boat and tuk-tuk tours, while adventurous youngsters will love descending into the mysterious inverted towers of Sintra and exploring the stalactites and stalagmites of the Mira De Aire Caves.
Three weeks is the perfect amount of time to explore the Atlantic coastline of Portugal and Morocco at a relaxed pace. Ebb and flow with the tides as you make your way south from Porto to the Algarve via Lisbon, Matosinhos, Sintra, Cascais, and Comporta. Cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry, landing in Tangier, and continue south to Asilah, Rabat, Marrakesh, Essaouira, and Casablanca.
Most travelers find 9 to 11 days perfect for a well-paced Portugal trip with stops in Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve. It's also possible to hit the highlights in five to eight days if you like a quicker-paced adventure. Travelers with more time can enjoy additional sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include the Alentejo or the Douro Valley. See more ideas for Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve itineraries below.
For most travelers, 8 to 10 days is the perfect amount of time for a Portugal trip with stops in Lisbon, Coimbra, and Porto. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as seven days. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like the Alentejo or Algarve. Keep reading for more inspiring Lisbon, Coimbra, and Porto itineraries.
Eight to nine days is a great length for a Portugal trip, with stops in Lisbon, Porto, and the Douro Valley. It's also possible to hit the highlights in six or seven days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. Though with more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like the Algarve or Alentejo. Keep reading for more inspiring Lisbon, Porto, and Douro Valley itineraries.
Unlock the secrets of Portuguese food and wine with this delectable 10-day journey through Porto, Lisbon, and the Algarve. This itinerary promises unforgettable culinary experiences, from educational wine tastings to indulgent fine dining, not to mention an exclusive cooking workshop led by a Michelin-starred chef. Best of all, you'll have free time to explore the sights and hit the stunning beaches of southern Portugal.
Families of all ages will enjoy the range of big-city culture and peaceful natural attractions on this 10-day tour of Portugal. Experience Porto's delicious food and colorful townhouses, then stretch your legs on a day trip to the scenic Paiva Walkways. Explore hilly Lisbon in style with an electric tuk-tuk tour, step into a storybook world of knights and castles in Sintra, and end on the unspoiled beaches of Arrábida, where you'll spot dolphins at play and take a cruise along the protected coastline.
Discover Portugal's sun-blessed landscapes on this relaxed 14-day adventure. Start in the far-flung Azores islands, where you'll hike among sparkling crater lakes, soak in steamy thermal pools, and stroll along black-sand beaches. Then fly to the mainland to enjoy Lisbon's cultural and culinary delights before touring the UNESCO-listed towns of Sintra and Évora. Your journey ends in the idyllic Algarve, where you'll laze on stunning golden beaches and explore whitewashed seaside towns.
Get a taste of Portugal on this luxury, weeklong escape. Touch down in the vibrant capital, Lisbon, where you'll take a private city tour before jetting to the "Garden Island" of Madeira. Stay at a lavish ocean-view hotel, enjoying sunset cruises and a 4WD tour of the volcanic island, from mountain viewpoints to rum distilleries. The adventure ends with a guided hike along the famous 25 Fontes Trail, which takes you through emerald laurel forests dotted with waterfalls.
Experience Portugal's cities, mountains, and volcanic islands on this luxury 10-day trip. Discover the capital, Lisbon, with private city tours and fado performances, then drive yourself to a retreat in Serra da Estrela Geopark, home to glacial valleys and Portugal's highest mountains. Finally, fly to the tropical island of Madeira, where you'll sail the coast in a lavish catamaran, travel across the rugged interior by 4WD, and hike UNESCO-listed laurel forests on the famous 25 Fontes Trail.
Most people visiting Lisbon, Porto, and Évora spend about 10 to 13 days in Portugal, which usually includes some time in the Algarve. If you're only headed to Lisbon, Porto, and Évora, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in 9 to 11 days. With less time, however, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as six to eight days. Read on for the best itineraries, including Lisbon, Porto, and Évora.
Savor the best of Portuguese luxury, gastronomy, and culture with this 10-day trip. You'll explore the country's rich cuisine and heritage, going deeper with tasting tours, a premium port wine cellar experience, a day trip to the Douro Valley, and multiple Michelin-starred dining experiences. Best of all, as you eat your way across Lisbon, Porto, Évora, and Cascais, you'll stay exclusively in lavish 5-star hotels, including historic palaces and forts that add an element of culture to your adventure.
This two-week Portuguese odyssey combines cities, countryside, and coast for a road trip to remember. Savor traditional cuisine in Lisbon, lose yourself in the riverside neighborhoods of Porto, explore vineyards and cork forests around Évora, and soak up some sun on the golden beaches of Lagos. Along the way, a series of guided tours introduce you to the culture and customs of each city, while plenty of downtown means you can cut loose and choose your own adventure on day trips.
From historic cities to rural countryside and rugged coastlines, you'll delve deep into Portugal on this 15-day grand tour. Hop between Lisbon and Porto for cosmopolitan cuisine and countless cultural highlights, then head south through Coimbra, Évora, and the Alentejo plains to reach the wild Algarve coast—where a relaxing itinerary of boat trips and beach time awaits.
This two-week journey is designed for those seeking a more luxurious style of travel, with 5-star hotels and bespoke food and wine experiences. Over 14 days you'll partake in gastronomic walking tours, a premium port wine tasting, a hands-on cooking class, and dine at Michelin-starred restaurants. Explore the captivating cities of Lisbon and Porto, savor the natural wonders of Serra da Estrela, embrace the historic charm of Évora, and unwind in the coastal elegance of Cascais.
Portugal is the perfect destination for a luxurious and laidback adventure. This 14-day itinerary takes you across the nation, from Lisbon to Porto via the Algarve coast and Alentejo countryside. Start in the capital with private e-bike and Segway tours, then venture south to the Algarve, where you'll sail and kayak around rock formations and sea caves. Head inland to ancient Évora for an ancient aqueduct hike, tick off Porto with a bridge climb and river cruise, and finish in seaside Cascais.
Indulge your senses as you take in the unforgettable sights, flavors, and sounds of Portugal and Marrakech, Morocco on this adventure. Explore the vibrant cities of Lisbon and Porto before making your way to the charming towns and villages of the countryside. Then pop over to Marrakech to roam the souks and the medina before heading back to artsy Lisbon.
Escape to the Azores on this 11-day itinerary that combines a remote island getaway with some of mainland Portugal's essential cultural highlights. Start in the Atlantic archipelago for four days of whale watching, caving, and hiking in the otherworldly landscapes of São Miguel Island. Then it's time to switch gears and head back to the mainland, where sightseeing, food tours, and wine tasting are on the menu as you make your way north from Lisbon to Porto.
This 2-week trip takes you through Portugal, revealing its Jewish heritage with visits to synagogues, museums, monuments, and old Jewish quarters in towns like Belmonte, Monsanto, Sortelha, and Castelo de Vide. You'll enjoy guided tours of cities like Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra, and Évora, as well as Sintra with its National Palace of Pena and the Portuguese Riviera. Relax along the Douro River with a wine tasting and river cruise, plus explore the castle in Amarante, the monasteries in Batalha and Alcobaça, and the Amoreira Aqueduct in the walled city of Elvas.
Portugal's gastronomy and history intertwine on this lively 11-day itinerary. A series of guided excursions and private transfers will start you off—from wine tasting in the Douro Valley to cruising the canals of Aveiro and exploring Porto by vintage car. Then it's time to switch to a rental car and head south toward the Algarve, where you'll explore spectacular beaches and charming villages at your own pace.
Discover the historic treasures and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Portugal and Morocco on this epic 21-day tour. Set off from Porto to uncover Knights Templar legends in Tomar, the ancient university town of Coimbra, and the Roman ruins of Évora. Wander colorful Lisbon before hopping over to Morocco, where the Imperial Cities of Marrakesh, Rabat, and Fes await. After day trips to historic highlights like Aït Benhaddou, Volubilis, and Chefchaouen, your trip winds down in coastal Casablanca.
This road trip is ideal for those who want to experience Portugal's two biggest cities and rural countryside at a relaxed pace. After strolling around Lisbon with a guide, you'll make your way north to UNESCO-listed Porto and its nearby mountains and vineyards. Finish off in the medieval town of Évora with plenty of free time to explore the Alentejo—a vast region known for olive groves, cork production, and rustic cuisine.
Get a complete Portuguese experience with this 15-day trip that hits the country's north, south, and west. Begin with tours of Lisbon and the fairy-tale castles of Sintra, then head north to sample the wines and flavors of Porto and the Douro Valley. Meet Portuguese history in medieval Coimbra, fortified Óbidos, and the ancient Roman city of Évora. Venture back south to the pristine coast of the Algarve to end your journey relaxing on its world-famous beaches.
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.
Enjoy Portugal's cultural highlights with the generous help 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.
Portugal was once considered the "end of the world" and still feels like the earth's edge with its wild landscapes and expansive ocean views. It also reflects life beyond its borders with its mix of histories, cultures, and cuisines. Explore the mainland and island of Madeira, beginning with a tour of historic Lisbon. Sip port wine by the Douro River in Porto, then fly to Madeira to experience its pristine scenery, and finally return to the mainland and the seaside resort of Cascais for some relaxing beach time.
Uncover the highlights of Portugal and Morocco with this three-week exploration across two continents. Discover beauty in Porto and Lisbon, go wine tasting in the Douro Valley, swim at Algarve beaches, and unearth history and olive oil in Évora. Then board a plane for Marrakesh, where a fragrant world of spices and intrigue awaits. Join a street food tour, then begin a rewarding journey to the dunes of a Saharan desert camp. Spend two nights in the ever-shifting sands before ending in Fes.
This 21-day culinary trip through Portugal and Morocco serves up a spellbinding blend of flavors and traditions. Explore Portugal's countryside, coast, and cities with wine and olive oil tastings, foodie experiences, and beach time before flying south. In Morocco, you'll dine with local families, master traditional cooking techniques, eat street food, and indulge in the luxury of a Saharan desert camp. Over three weeks you'll get to know the culinary side of Porto, Lisbon, Évora, Algarve, Marrakesh, and Fes.
This itinerary includes Portugal's two biggest cities, a slew of historic villages, and some spectacular beaches for an epic adventure to remember. Start in up-and-coming Lisbon to explore ancient ruins and trendy districts before going north to UNESCO-listed Porto (and its nearby wine region). You'll also get time in the university towns of Évora and Coimbra—each with its medieval attractions and dining scenes—before kicking back for a few days in the Algarve.
This exciting two-week itinerary combines cosmopolitan cities, medieval architecture, and spectacular beaches for a Portuguese trip of a lifetime. After exploring Lisbon with a local guide, you'll stay in the fairy tale village of Sintra and the surf town of Nazaré. Then work your way north to UNESCO-listed Porto and its nearby wine region before heading to the university town of Évora. End the trip in pure bliss with some beach time in the western Algarve.
See the highlights of Portugal's cities, beaches, and gorgeous towns on this fantastic itinerary that takes you through the country's must-see gems. Explore the urban centers of Lisbon and Porto with the help of experts, in-the-know-locals, and unique opportunities to see—and taste!—the incredible vibrancy of Portugal. You'll also visit tiny villages, imposing palaces, and picturesque beach towns off the beaten path. This trip plan is an excellent option if it's your first time in the country!
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.
Foodies will love this unique trip plan, which introduces you to Portuguese history and culture one bite at a time. You'll start in Lisbon, where a private guide will take you on a delicious culinary excursion that will set the stage — and your palette — for your epicurean adventure. Explore the old world charm of Óbidos and its historic castle, then hit the streets of Porto for a delectable lesson on the city's dynamic food scene. You'll also learn tips and tricks for recreating your favorite local specialties in a hands-on cooking workshop. End your trip with time in the stunning Douro Valley, where you can visit legendary wineries, learn about olive oil pressing, or take in the scenery on a relaxing boat ride.
This trip explores the Jewish heritage of Portugal, starting with a visit to the medieval town of Óbidos and a tour of the city of Porto. You'll discover unknown Jewish history in the Templar City of Tomar, examining the historic synagogue and heritage museum. You'll end in Lisbon, where visits to synagogues, memorials, and old Jewish quarters in the city expose the turbulent and unique history of the capital.
Eleven to two weeks is the most popular trip length for travelers interested in visiting Lisbon, Porto, the Douro Valley, and Algarve, especially when including the Alentejo region. If you're only headed to Lisbon, Porto, the Douro Valley, and Algarve, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in 10 to 13 days. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible for travelers with a limited time of a week to nine days. For the best itineraries, including Lisbon, Porto, the Douro Valley, and the Algarve, keep reading below.
Travelers to Portugal typically plan a trip for 14 to 15 days when combining Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, and the Algarve with the Alentejo region. For travelers wanting to visit Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, and the Algarve exclusively, plan 10 to 14 days. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible for travelers with limited time in eight or nine days. Keep reading below for the best itineraries that include Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, and the Algarve.
Eight to 12 days is an excellent length for a Portugal trip, with stops in Lisbon, Porto, Évora, and the Douro Valley. If you don't mind a fast-paced adventure, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as a week. Alternatively, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Lagos, Tomar, or Coimbra. Get inspired with the Lisbon, Porto, Évora, and Douro Valley trip ideas below.
Most travelers will find that 11 to 14 days is perfect for a well-paced Portugal trip with stops in Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, and Évora. It's also possible to hit the highlights in 9 or 10 days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Algarve, Douro Valley, or Lagos. Keep reading for more inspiring Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, and Évora itineraries.
For most travelers, 10 to 13 days is the perfect time for a Portugal trip with stops in Lisbon, Porto, Évora, and the Algarve. It's possible to hit the highlights in eight or nine days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Cascais, Coimbra, or the Douro Valley. See below for more itinerary ideas for Lisbon, Porto, Évora, and the Algarve.
See the very best of Portugal and western Andalucía with a perfect mix of highlights and the off-the-beaten-track treasures. Start in Porto, then continue down the coast through historic Lisbon to the beautiful beaches of the Algarve. Continue to Seville to soak in Andalucia's culture and gastronomy, then end your trip in metropolitan Madrid for stunning art museums and bustling city avenues.
With two weeks in Portugal, you and your family can enjoy the ultimate child-friendly trip that combines cities, countryside, and plenty of beach time. Explore Lisbon and Porto's historic, vibrant cities, go hiking in the Peneda-Gerês National Park, and check out the fairy-tale towns of Sintra and Coimbra. Then it's time to grab a rental car and head south across the Alentejo plains to end your adventure dolphin-watching and beach-hopping on the sun-soaked Algarve coast.
If you want to combine Portugal's cultural highlights with plenty of laid-back beach time, this two-week family-friendly tour is ideal. Start in Lisbon and Porto, and get a feel for their cuisine, history, and arts on a range of family-focused tours by tuk-tuk and vintage car. Make day trips to the palaces of Sintra, the caves at Mira De Aire, and Portugal's only national park, Peneda-Gerês. Then, spend the rest of the trip on the Algarve coast, where you can swim, cruise, go dolphin watching, and much more.
This two-week itinerary explores Portugal's diverse landscapes and cultural treasures, journeying from the north to the south, ticking off coastal and countryside scenes. Start in captivating Porto and visit the Douro Valley before heading south to colorful Lisbon via Nazaré and Óbidos. Visit the enchanting village of Sintra, then continue to the sun-kissed beaches of the Algarve. Return north via a relaxed inland route, stopping at ancient Évora, charming Coimbra, and coastal Aveiro.
Escape to Portugal for a luxurious two-week tour of the country's diverse highlights, staying at 5-star retreats along the way. You'll visit UNESCO-listed gems, from Sintra's fairy-tale palaces to the grooved terraces of the Douro Valley, and explore natural wonders with outdoor adventures in Serra da Estrela and Peneda-Gerês National Park. Enjoy a dose of city sightseeing in Lisbon and Porto, then jet to the volcanic island of Madeira for sunset cruises and private 4WD tours.
Escape to the coast on this gorgeous 10-day exploration that includes ample time in Porto and Lisbon and stops through charming seafaring towns with fantastic beaches, delicious fresh seafood, and dramatic coastlines. Go hiking in the unparalleled beauty of Peneda-Gerês National Park, hit the waves in the surfing hotspot of Sagres, and laze in the sand on the Instagram-worthy beaches of the Algarve.
With just over two weeks to spare, you can combine the best of mainland Portugal with the lush valleys and volcanic beaches of "the Island of Eternal Spring." Start with cycling and culinary tours of Lisbon, wine tasting in the Douro Valley, and a deep dive into the history of colorful Porto. Then it's time to jet off into the North Atlantic for four days on Madeira, before returning to the mainland for some downtime at the chic coastal resort of Cascais.
Start your exploration of Portugal's Jewish heritage in the small towns of Évora, Belmonte, Marvão, and Castelo de Vide, where you'll visit synagogues, museums, monuments, and cemeteries, all while learning about the history of the region. On your way to the Douro River Valley for a wine tasting and rabelo boat ride, you'll stop at the house of Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese resister during WWII. End your trip with guided architecture and Jewish heritage tours in Porto and Lisbon.
In under a week, this whirlwind itinerary checks off three of Portugal's culinary hotspots with a perfect balance of food tours, wine tasting, and sightseeing. Eat like a local on a journey through Porto's vibrant gastronomy scene, sip world-class wines in the scenic Douro Valley, and end in Lisbon for a lively tour of the capital by tuk-tuk.
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.
Discover Portugal's Jewish heritage, starting in the towns of Évora, Belmonte, Marvão, and Castelo de Vide, where you'll explore synagogues, museums, monuments, and old Jewish quarters while hearing stories of the region's history. Visit the house of Sousa Mendes, an unsung hero of the resistance, while you make your way to the picturesque Douro Valley. End your trip in Porto and Lisbon, where you'll enjoy guided tours through the cities, admiring the architecture and learning about the importance of Jewish culture.
Travelers to Portugal typically plan a trip for about 15 days when combining Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Évora, and the Algarve with Douro Valley. If you're not interested in Douro Valley, 13 to 15 days is enough for your Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Évora, and Algarve trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as 11 or 12 days. For the best itineraries, including Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Évora, and the Algarve, read below.
Indulge your tastebuds in this tour of Portugal's gastronomy and wine, starting in vibrant Lisbon with a visit to the famous Mercado do Livramento in Setúbal, followed by a wine tasting tour in the charming city of Évora. Next you'll explore Portugal's rural countryside with visits to a historic olive grove, a cork farm, and the humble Schlist Mountain Villages, plus take a cooking class amongst the ruins of Marialva and drive out to the gorgeous vineyards of the Douro River Valley. End your trip in Porto where you'll watch the fishermen barter their daily catch and tour a sardine cannery.
Explore Portugal's epic coast and spend time discovering city centers, tiny towns, and picturesque beaches on this 14-day trip plan. You'll enjoy guided tours of Porto and Lisbon and will hike through the stunning landscapes in Peneda-Gerês National Park. With the Atlantic at your side, you'll discover beautiful towns like Viana do Castelo, Braga, and Aveiro (whose Venice-like canals are sure to charm you). Make the most of the coast with stops in gorgeous Lagos and surfing hotspots like Vila Nova de Milfontes and Sagres.
Spend two weeks taking in the best of Portugal's scenery, history, food, and wine. This trip begins with three days in the Azores on the gorgeous green isle of São Miguel; discover the charming city of Ponta Delgada, sample local delicacies, go whale watching, and admire the island on a fantastic hike. You'll then head to Lisbon for two days of city life, followed by a string of beautiful towns and UNESCO World Heritage sites. End your stay with time in Porto and enjoy tasting flights of incredible Porto wine in the sweeping romance of the Douro Valley.
This tour mixes Portugal's vibrant cities with the incredible natural scenery of the Algarve region, starting with guided tours of Porto and Lisbon's hilly and historic neighborhoods. Enjoy a day trip to the Douro Valley for a tasting of the region's wine and port varietals, then head south to Algarve to explore its water sports, preserved coastal parks, and endless coastline filled with sandy beaches and rock formations. Spend hours relaxing on the beach, hiking along the coast, or meandering the historic fishing villages, all before watching dramatic sunsets and experiencing the area's exceptional nightlife.
Experience Portugal's hidden gems on this two-week luxury tour. You'll journey to far-flung regions off the tourist trail, from Portugal's only national park, Peneda-Gerês, to rural Alentejo and the wild Comporta coastline. Along the way, uncover prehistoric rock art and visit vineyards in the UNESCO-listed Douro Valley, go stargazing and enjoy hot-air balloon rides over the countryside, and charter a private boat to explore the wonders of Arrábida Marine Reserve.