Our Portugal itineraries are the perfect starting point if you are wondering what types of holidays can you have in Portugal? You can just grab one and run with it or use it as a guide and mix and match the activities to suit yourself. All the itineraries we share have been written by locals and tested by our team.*
Most people planning a visit to Portugal fall into one of three groups
- The first type of Portugal itinerary we call the See Portugal itinerary. These vary in length from one month or more, touring the entire country to a one or two weeks, usually centered on visiting Lisbon and Porto and taking day trips from these bases.
- The next itinerary is beach visits to specific areas such as the Algarve, the Alentejo Coast, Madeira Island, or the Azores. Day trips. These include plenty of time enjoying the sun and sand with added experiences and sightseeing tours, allowing you to see a little more of the culture and landscape.
- Finally, Portugal is popular for experience-focussed holidays, especially hiking, golfing and water activities. Religious pilgrims have Fatima or the Portuguese Camino in their sites. Whale and dolphin watching are popular activities in the southern Algarve region and in Madeira and the Azores.
If you are not sure how much time you should plan to spend in Portugal, we recommend trying to visit for at least a week. Experience-focussed holidays are often 7 to 10 or 14 days, while sightseeing around Portugal is generally 10 days to a month. Sightseeing holidays commonly involve choosing a few places as ‘bases’ with day trips and road trips or short hiking and camping stays included. You can find the most popular itineraries below.
*Please note that while all information is correct at the time of printing, things are quite changeable in a post covid world and you should reconfirm any details you find here before you head off.