Southern Portugal has a dazzling range of landscapes – cliffs, dunes, beaches, and unending plains of olive and cork trees, and vineyards. Explore the Algarve and Alentejo regions with this seven-day road trip.
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Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Óbidos, a pretty, small medieval town in Portugal, not far from the capital. Here’s all the information you need to visit it.
Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Évora, a town in Portugal’s Alentejo region. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Évora has Roman ruins, a university, and beautiful buildings. Don’t leave without a wine and olive oil tasting experience.
Seven days are enough time to explore Lisbon and Porto, and to include a few stops on the way. This itinerary is perfect for first time visitors to Portugal with limited time.
Coimbra is halfway between Lisbon and Porto, which makes it one of the most popular stops between these two cities. Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Coimbra where you can visit one of the world’s oldest universities, established in 1290.
For a day trip or a longer stay, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Peniche, a fishing town north of Lisbon on the Silver Coast. With several beautiful beaches and the protected Berlengas islands, it draws both holidaymakers and surfers.
For a day trip or a longer stay, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Nazaré, the coastal resort where McNamara set a world record for surfing the largest ever wave.
Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to the Algarve. Facing the Atlantic to the west and south, the Algarve coast has the best climate in Portugal and beaches for every type of traveller.
For a day trip or a longer stay, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Porto. Set aside the Rio Douro, Porto is Portugal’s second city. Its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Car rental in Lisbon might not be essential if you only intend to explore within the city. But to explore more of Portugal, say, the Algarve or the Douro valley, then having your own vehicle is the way to go.
To visit the Douro valley and vineyards, we suggest a six-day tour designed for those wishing to experience port wine and other great Portuguese wines and to enjoy the beautiful Douro region.