8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
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Portimao
— 3 nights
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and stop by Alfama.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planning app.

Chennai, India to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 5.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in November, things will get much colder in Lisbon: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

Portimao

— 3 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Get outdoors at Ponta da Piedade and Praia da Marinha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portimao: Albufeira (Off-Road Tours & Speed Boats Tours). And it doesn't end there: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and stroll through Vau Beach.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Portimao travel route site.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Portimao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Porto

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Porto holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Portimao to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Porto, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.