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Portugal

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

Portugal offers everything you want for a Nature-City Trip, with a captivating blend of sun-drenched beaches, stunning landscapes, and exciting Cities!

From the charming streets of Lisbon, the palaces of Sintra, to the surf breaks of Nazaré and the serene landscapes of the Algarve,
Portugal is full of adventure!

Perfect for adventurers, solo travelers, couples, and families seeking a 7-14 day Trip filled with culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes.

The ideal time to visit is between April-October.

Suggested Activities

The exciting Capital of Portugal, with its narrow winding streets, cafes and restaurants, waterfront promenades, plaza’s, and rich history, is an exciting day or multi day part of your Trip!

Explore the streets, especially in the historic Aflama district, starting at São Jorge Castle and working your way down to the water!

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This stunning coastal city is known for its bridges and wine production.

The riverside promenade has many delicious restaurants, along with a bustling atmosphere and live street performers.

The side streets are charming and with multiple landmarks and historical buildings dotted throughout, it is worth exploring!

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A great day trip from Lisbon, Explore the colourful Palaces, gardens, and hidden tunnels!

Top Tip: Start early to beat the crowds, or use public transportation, as parking can be challenging.

This Park in the northwest of Portugal offers a variety of epic hiking trails, often with waterfalls and wildlife!

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The Algarve Region is known for its stunning coastline.

The best way to explore is by hiring a car, so you can find hidden coves and dramatic cliffs. Otherwise relax at popular beaches like Praia de Marinha or Praia de Benagil.

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Bengali Epic Caves Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

In calmer weather, Nazaré is an amazing place to surf stunning Atlantic waves.

And when the weather turns, huge intense waves crash into the cliffs, and daredevil surfers courageously surf down these monstrous waves!

The World Record for the highest wave ever surfed by a human was set at Nazaré!

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Top Tips

The weather is best in July-September, but that is also THE BUSIEST.

If you can, visit in the shoulder season (June, or September), to get some early or late sunshine, and avoid the crowds!

We love Free Walking tours at Tripfindr!

This is because they are the BEST WAY to Learn about and Explore a city!

Book one and ask your Guide all the Questions you may have, as well as seeing all the Hidden Gems that Portugal’s Cities have to offer!

For Solo travellers, these offer a perfect opportunity to make friends!

If you want to explore more off-the beaten track parts of Portugal, or have the best possible experience of travelling along the coast, rent a car!

Then you can stop and find hidden beaches and spots whenever you want.

Make it Unique

Eat in the Taberna Santo António in Porto, which is a local favourite for traditional Portuguese food.

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This unique, thought-provoking site decorated with Human bones (bones and skulls of monks) is located in the Historic town of Évora.

It is a very impactful visit, and will leave you with a clear feeling of mortality.

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This is a creative hub with unique shops, restaurants, and street art.

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How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Portugal is by flying into Lisbon Airport (LIS), which has flights from major International cities, or Porto Airport (OPO), which has flights from major European cities.

Other: You can take a high-speed Train from other parts of Portugal or Spain. Also, you can enter by Bus or Car via Spain.

How to get Around?

In Cities, getting around is easy with a combination of Walking, Buses, Trams, Taxis, Ubers, and Bike Rentals.

For Longer Distances, Trains, Buses, renting a Car, or domestic Flights, are available.

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Portugal is by flying into Lisbon Airport (LIS), which has flights from major International cities, or Porto Airport (OPO), which has flights from major European cities.

Other: You can take a high-speed Train from other parts of Portugal or Spain. Also, you can enter by Bus or Car via Spain.

How to get Around?

In Cities, getting around is easy with a combination of Walking, Buses, Trams, Taxis, Ubers, and Bike Rentals.

For Longer Distances, Trains, Buses, renting a Car, or domestic Flights, are available.

Safety Concerns

Portugal is Generally Safe for Tourists.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Where to Stay?

In Cities, we recommend staying close to the Centre for easy access to attractions. 
You could stay in Lisbon or Porto and make day trips around the Cities, or stay in several locations to maximise what you see on your Trip.

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds.
    This is the best value option and ideal for solo travellers. 
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people looking for maximum comfort.