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Map of 10 Days in Portugal - 4 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Portugal - 4 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

Ten days in Portugal allows you to cover the highlights with a family-friendly food and cultural itinerary. Try pastéis de nata in Porto, take a day trip to Sintra from Lisbon, and relax on the many beaches in the Algarve. Add two days in Nazaré to your itinerary to see record-breaking waves, or opt for a more relaxing holiday in the Serra da Arrábida region. Swap the coast for visits to Coimbra and Óbidos to explore the Buçaco Forest and the thrilling Mira De Aire Caves.

Take the kids to the Alejento countryside to explore olive groves and medieval villages
Map of 2 Weeks in Portugal - 4 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Portugal - 4 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

With two weeks in Portugal, you can embark on an ultimate family-friendly itinerary ticking off the country's highlights from top to bottom, or take a more relaxing approach and split your time between Porto, Lisbon, and the Algarve coast. Families with older kids will enjoy a trip that mixes the cultural splendors of Porto and Lisbon with a five-night stay on São Miguel Island, whereas families with younger children can combine Spain and Portugal for a highlights tour.

Take your kids to Portugal and discover Porto's delights together
Map of 1 Week in Portugal - 3 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas
1 Week in Portugal - 3 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

In one week, you can explore three to five destinations in Portugal, opting for a fast-paced itinerary that leads you and the family from Porto to Lisbon with added excursions to Peneda-Gerês National Park, Sintra, and Tomar. Swap out Porto for a family getaway to the Algarve to swim, snorkel, cruise with dolphins, and board a catamaran to explore Benagil Cave. Alternatively, for a more relaxed itinerary, opt for a food tour in Porto, a day trip to the Mira de Aire Caves, and a tuk-tuk tour in Lisbon.

Portugal family-friendly itineraries

Douro Valley, Portugal
Map of Portugal: The North & Douro Region - 5 Days
Portugal: The North & Douro Region - 5 Days

Discover the unparalleled beauty and charm of Portugal's North and Douro region on this beautiful five-day itinerary. You'll start in iconic Porto, where you'll taste your way through the city and learn about its history, culture, and landmarks. Then you'll hit the road for the Douro Valley, which is perhaps the most beautiful wine region in all of Europe. Taste local Ports, learn about the olive oil pressing process, or glide along the Douro River on a relaxing boat ride. You'll end your trip with stops in gorgeous Braga and Viana do Castelo, a charming town with access to fantastic beaches.  

Porto is perfect for families
Map of Portugal Family Getaway: Porto & Lisbon - 7 Days
Portugal Family Getaway: Porto & Lisbon - 7 Days

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.

Portuguese grilled sardine on toasted bread
Map of Food Tour of Portugal - 5 Days
Food Tour of Portugal - 5 Days

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.

Enjoy time with the family on any of the beautiful beaches along the Algarve coast
Map of Ultimate Family Trip to Portugal: Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon, Évora & the Algarve - 14 Days
Ultimate Family Trip to Portugal: Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon, Évora & the Algarve - 14 Days

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.

Take the family to the Algarve for a little sea and surf
Map of Relaxing Family Summer Vacation in Portugal - 14 Days
Relaxing Family Summer Vacation in Portugal - 14 Days

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.

Play with the kids on the sandy beaches of the Azores
Map of Family Vacation in Portugal & the Azores  - 14 Days
Family Vacation in Portugal & the Azores - 14 Days

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.

Family trip to Portugal
Map of Portugal Family Vacation: Porto, Lisbon & the Algarve - 10 Days
Portugal Family Vacation: Porto, Lisbon & the Algarve - 10 Days

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.

Family trip to Portugal
Map of Family Getaway to Lisbon & the Algarve - 7 Days
Family Getaway to Lisbon & the Algarve - 7 Days

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.

Family in Lisbon
Map of Family Fun in Portugal: Lisbon & Porto - 7 Days
Family Fun in Portugal: Lisbon & Porto - 7 Days

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.

Take the kids to Nazaré
Map of Family Trip to Portugal: Lisbon, Nazaré & Porto - 10 Days
Family Trip to Portugal: Lisbon, Nazaré & Porto - 10 Days

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.

Views over Porto
Map of Family Fun & Culture in Portugal: Porto, Coimbra, Óbidos & Lisbon - 10 Days
Family Fun & Culture in Portugal: Porto, Coimbra, Óbidos & Lisbon - 10 Days

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.

Enjoy quality family time in Portugal
Map of Portugal Family Explorer: Porto, Lisbon & Serra da Arrábida - 10 Days
Portugal Family Explorer: Porto, Lisbon & Serra da Arrábida - 10 Days

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.