12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Odeceixe
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Porto

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.
On the 9th (Thu), kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally don't miss a visit to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Maus Habitos - Espaco de Intervencao Cultural and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Porto online travel route planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Porto is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Porto. In July in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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River Rafting & Tubing
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha. You'll get in some beach time at Praia da Cordoama and Algarve. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos), Amado Beach (in Carrapateira) and Casa do "Vo" Serafim (in Praia da Rocha). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach, kick back and relax at Praia dos Salgados, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Albufeira route planning tool.

Fly from Porto to Albufeira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in July, things will get a bit warmer in Albufeira: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Odeceixe.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Ponta da Piedade, Praia da Marinha, Praia da Cordoama, Algarve
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama

1
night
Odeceixe

Odeceixe ©
Odeceixe is a civil parish in the northern part of the municipality Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve, lying within the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast. On the 14th (Tue), stroll through Praia do Monte Clérigo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Amoreira, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Odeceixe Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Odeceixe journey builder site.

You can drive from Albufeira to Odeceixe in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Odeceixe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Aljezur
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Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach
Praia Da Amoreira ©
Praia Da Amoreira
Praia do Monte Clérigo ©
Praia do Monte Clérigo

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Palacio Nacional de Sintra, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon journey planner.

You can drive from Odeceixe to Lisbon in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Odeceixe in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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