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10 Day Travel Itineraries in Portugal

Portugal is one of Europe's most romantic and beautiful countries, so spending at least ten days here is a must for any traveller who loves wine, fine dining, and adventures such as hiking and surfing! Whether you'd like to visit Sintra's romantic cobblestone streets, sip on port wine in Porto, or explore Lisbon's amazing food scene, we have the best itineraries for ten days in Portugal here.

Best 10 Days Portugal Itineraries

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The best itinerary for 10 Days in Portugal

Day 1 & 2 - Lisbon - Welcome to Portugal! Begin in Lisbon, where you can enjoy a taste of Pastéis de Belém from the patisserie that has been using the same secret recipe for almost 200 years.
 
Day 3- Évora - Journey to the medieval walled city of Évora. Join a city tour to explore the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, see the city's famed Roman Temple, and visit the Capela dos Ossos.

Day 4 - Guimarães - Explore the city of Guimarães to admire the views from the ruined castle and explore the cobbled streets and cosy squares. 

Day 5 - Tomar - Explore the octagonal Templars' Rotunda in the cloister and explore what would have been a warrior monk's day-to-day life in the temple's domestic areas.
 
​​​​​​​Day 6 & 7 - Porto -  Time for a little luxury to round out your stay! Enjoy your boutique, five-star hotel, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, in the heart of Porto’s historic district.

Discover the full itinerary here: Country Roads of Portugal - End Lisbon, 2020 (10 Days)
 
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10 day itinerary ideas for Northern Portugal

Day 1 & 2 - Lisbon - Your adventure begins in Lisbon! Set out for a guided tour of Portugal's capital city and discover highlights like the Belém Cultural Center and its famous Belém tower, an architectural jewel and a symbol of the Age of Discovery.
 
Day 3 & 4 - Coimbra - Discover Coimbra, a romantic source of inspiration to many a poet. Spend the afternoon exploring this charming city that cascades down the hillside to the Rio Mondego. 

Day 5 - Lamego - Join a guided tour to see the best of Lamego, including its stunning cathedral, beautiful Baroque architecture, and the city’s renowned sparkling wine.

Day 6 - Regua - Live like a royal for the day! Discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real.

Day 8 & 9 - Porto - Visit the city of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic center was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the world-famous port wine and discover the city's tram museum. 

Discover the full itinerary here: Discover Lisbon, Porto and the Douro Valley (port-to-port cruise)
 
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10 day Portugal road-trip itinerary

Day 1 & 2 - Porto - Get to know beautiful Porto, an exquisite UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its rich history and production of flavourful port wine.
 
Day 3 - Fatima - Fatima is one of Portugal's most famous pilgrimage sites - and it's a must-see for travellers interested in history or religion! 

Day 4 & 5 - Sintra -  Explore Sintra's fascinating old city centre, or check out Cabo da Roca, the most western point in mainland Europe.

Day 6 & 7 - Lisbon - Get lost among the delightful streets of Bairro Alto, stop at the many viewing points and admire the city’s beauty from above, and indulge in delicious Portuguese cuisine. 

Day 8 & 9 - Lagos - Enjoy a relaxing drive and take in all the magnificent landscapes on the way to Lagos. Stop whenever something catches your attention, but be warned: Portugal is so beautiful you'll find yourself stopping often!

Discover the full itinerary here: Portugal North and South
 
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Discover Portugal on a ten-day river cruise

Day 1 & 2 - Lisbon - Begin at Belém with a tour of Jerónimos Monastery, one of the most prominent examples of Portuguese late Gothic Manueline style of architecture.

Day 3 & 4 - Coimbra - Explore the city of Coimbra, the birthplace of six Portuguese kings and home to one of Europe’s oldest universities.

Day 5 & 6 - Porto - Take a city tour of Porto, a charming riverside community whose historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Day 7 - Vila Real - Disembark for an excursion to Vila Real, site of the extraordinary Mateus Palace. This stunning baroque palace was the home of the last count of Vila Real.

Day 8 & 9 - Salamanca - Take a full-day excursion to Salamanca, Spain. This ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a living museum that takes visitors back to the Middle Ages.
 
Discover the full itinerary here: Portugal's River of Gold 
 
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Itinerary ideas for ten days in Portugal in August

Day 1 & 2 - Porto - Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage city and a real historic jewel with more than 150 UNESCO-listed monuments. There’s plenty to see here, from historic landmarks to grand boulevards and fascinating museums.
 
Day 3 & 4 - Douro River - Follow the path of the gorgeous Douro River and enjoy incredible views of the region's superb scenery. Stop for lunch at a traditional Portuguese restaurant along the way.

Day 5 - Furadouro - Reach lively Furadouro, a seaside town renowned for its excellent fish. Go for a swim, book a spa treatment, or enjoy a deserved drink in one of the several cafes and restaurants in town.

Day 6 & 7 - Aveiro Lagoon -  Follow the Aveiro lagoon and the nature reserve of Sao Jacinto, one of Europe's last remaining untouched coastal marshlands and habitat to numerous bird species. 

Day 8 - Portuguese Silver Coast - The journey takes us through one of the biggest dune systems in the area covered in a scenic pine tree forest. The route is mainly flat and the roads quiet and peaceful, making cycling very pleasant and relaxing.
 
Discover the full itinerary here: Porto to Lisbon Atlantic Ride
 
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Itinerary ideas for ten days in Spain and Portugal

Day 1 - Madrid - Begin your journey in Spain! Enjoy an informative tour of Madrid’s city centre and experience the lifestyles of the people who call the city their home.

Day 2 & 3 - Salamanca & Coimbra - Be sure to spend some time wandering around Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain. Journey into the valley of the Serra da Estrela on your way to Coimbra in Portugal.

Day 4 & 5 -  Lisbon - Join a guided city tour to see sights like Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square, and other highlights. Spend the afternoon exploring Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or discover the Portuguese Riviera by joining an optional excursion. 

Day 6 & 7 - Seville - Seville is one of Spain’s most colorful and vibrant cities. Enjoy a sightseeing tour that covers all the main highlights, including the iconic Plaza de España.

Day 8 & 9 - Madrid - As the capital of Spain and situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards call Madrid the nearest thing to Heaven. 

Discover the full itinerary here: Lisbon, Seville, and Madrid
 
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Itinerary ideas for ten days in Portugal in winter

Day 1 - Tavira - Start your journey through Portugal in Tavira, a small, picturesque city located on Portugal’s Algarve coast. 

Day 2 - Rio Formosa Estuarine National Park - This area is a paradise for birdwatchers, and there’s a good chance you’ll see flamingos feeding in the shallow water. Continue along the beautiful Praia dos Barrills, a long white sandy beach backed by sand dunes.

Day 3 - Azinhal - Walk through gentle hills and low rising vegetation along the banks of the Guadiana river and on to the small old fashioned village of Odeleite.

Day 4 - San Antonio de Vila Real - Take some time in San Antonio de Vila Real for a coffee overlooking the main square and stroll around the pedestrianized streets leading to the river, before travelling back to Tavira by train. 

Day 5 - Barrocal hills - The Barrocal area is the Algarve's fertile farmland situated between the coastal strip and the mountains of the Serra. Here, you can explore cork oak woodland, olive groves, and citrus orchards.

Discover the full itinerary here: Walking in Portugal - Eastern Algarve

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Arcades in Lisbon, Portugal
Arcades in Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal glossary

Most popular destination
Lisbon
Currency
Euro
Most popular beach destination
Algarve
Inhabitants
10 million
Safety level
High

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