6 days in Portugal & Seville Itinerary

6 days in Portugal & Seville Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 1 day
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Portimao, Portugal
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal — 1 day

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 10th (Wed): take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Porto is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in August, with highs in Porto at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and visit Alfama.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in August, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Portimao.
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Portimao, Portugal — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Portimao vacation maker.

Getting from Lisbon to Portimao by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Portimao are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portimao to Seville. Traveling from Portimao in August, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.
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