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The Best Portugal Itinerary and Map of Must See Places and Things to Do

Bubbly Tourist created this itinerary for a recent road trip in Portugal. Whether you have 4, 7 or 14 days you can use this itinerary to explore the best places to visit and things to do within Portugal. We have identified the must-see locations below that will dictate your minimum length of stay. Also within this post is a map of Portugal including these key locations and total miles with drive time.

Kayaking in the Algarve region of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean near the Bengali caves
Kayaking near the Bengali Caves in Algarve

Click on each location (it will expand for you) to find specific places to visit, things to do, and driving details for that location.

Algarve (two to three days) - The southern beach region of Portugal

Coimbra (on the way from the Algarve to Porto) - The Harry Potteresque University

Porto (two to three days) - The capital of the Port wine region. A must-see.

Douro Valley (day trip from Porto) - Port vineyards

Nazaré (between Porto and Lisbon) - Big wave surfing mecca

Lisboa (two to four days) - "Paris of the Portuguese speaking world". A must-see.

Sintra (day trip from Lisbon) - Romantic palaces of a bygone era. A must-see.

Cascais (60 minutes from Lisbon) - Beautiful seaside village near Lisbon

The best places to visit in one week (or two) in Portugal - Itinerary Map


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