Top 3 Portugal's Main Regions: Roadtrip

For 10-Days: Explore Portugal from North to South with this amazing package.

Explore Portugal from North to South and get ready to be dazzled by its unique and stunning beauty and heritage! 

What's Included?

All flights and connections
Accommodations for your destinations
Rental Car
Expert trip manager
All taxes & fees

Why we love this deal:

  • Embark on a Scenic Adventure: Explore the very best of Portugal at your own pace with our road trip package.
  • Porto's Old-Charm & Wine: In Porto, visitors can explore stunning heritage sites such as the World Heritage-classified old town or take a leisurely stroll along one of its riverside paths. Take this chance and visit the Douro Valley, one of Portugal's most scenic regions.
  • Lisbon, the Capital City: It's known for its iconic yellow trams that cruise through its winding cobblestone streets, as well as its landmarks like Belém Tower or Jeroóimos Monastery. What about the pastéis de Belém?
  • Algarve Bliss: Finally, no trip to Portugal would be complete without visiting its beautiful Algarve region. Spend your days relaxing on one of many stunning beaches or take a boat ride out into open waters for some unbeatable sightseeing opportunities – as the Algar de Benagil - either way, you won't be disappointed!
  • Why We Love This Deal: This extraordinary package offers an all-encompassing Portugal experience in one seamless journey. It's a remarkable adventure you'll cherish forever.
  • Fully Customizable: Tailor your trip with options to extend your stay or enhance your adventure with local excursions. Your dream Portugal getaway, your way!
Please note:
  • Pick up your rental car in Porto and drop it off at the Algarve. 

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Day 1
Arrival in Porto

Welcome to Portugal! Pick up your rental car at Porto Airport. We also recommend booking an early hotel check-in for your comfort.

Suggestion for the day: 

  • Stroll around downtown Porto
    • Bridge D. Luís I
    • Ribeira
    • Livraria Lello
    • Torre dos Clérigos
    • Majestic Café
    • Francesinha for lunch/dinner (of course!)

Suggestion for the day: 

  • Visit the Douro Valley: With three World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO, there is no shortage of reasons to visit the Douro Valley, one of the most stunning landscapes in all of Portugal. In the Historic Centre of the city of Porto you will find remarkable buildings lining the riverbanks. Many of these buildings are directly linked to the production of wine and bear witness to the urban development that this production has provoked over the years. On the opposite bank of the river, you will find the city of Vila Nova de Gaia, a hive of commercial activity with the famous Port wine cellars. 

Suggestion for the day:

  • Visit Braga: Braga, known as the "Rome of Portugal," mesmerizes visitors with its rich religious heritage, magnificent churches, and enchanting historic center.
    • Sé Cathedral, Museum of Sacred Art, Former Archbishop's Palace
    • Bom Jesus do Monte (an absolutely must-visit)
    • Arcos de Valdevez
    • Peneda Gerês National Park

Check out from your hotel in Porto and get ready for a drive to Lisbon, covering a distance of approximately 191 miles (315.5 kilometers) which should take approximately 3 hours.

Suggestion for the day:

  • Before you arrive in Lisbon, we recommend stopping at Sintra. 
    • Historically known as being the illustrious home to Portugal’s most storied monarchs, the town of Sintra is not only historically relevant but aesthetically speaking, it is a true marvel of magnificence and romantic beauty. This dream destination is also known as being filled with heavenly mansions tucked among rolling green hillsides, and fantastical castles that make you feel as if you have stepped into an actual real-life fairytale, including must-see marvels of the Palácio Nacional de Sintra, Palácio da Pena, Quinta de Regaleira, the Castelo dos Mouros, and the Palácio de Monserrate.

    Can’t Miss:

    • Pena National Palace
    • Local pastries (travesseiros de Sintra)
    • Ginginha (local licour)
    • Pena Palace
    • Quinta da Regaleira
    • Monserrate Palace
    • Moorish Castle
    • Old-Town 

Suggestion for the day:

  • Stroll around Lisbon’s city streets
    • São Roque church
    • Santa Catarina viewpoint
    • Luís de Camões Square
    • Torre de Belém
    • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
    • Pastéis de Belém
    • Terreiro do Paço
  • Lisbon Fado Night with Dinner: Fado is a soulful and emotive genre of Portuguese music, often characterized by melancholic tunes and lyrics that express themes of longing and saudade.

Suggestion for the day:

  • Visit the UNESCO City of Évora (approximately 1h30 drive): The entire town of Évora has been an official World Heritage Site, classified as an open-air museum according to UNESCO, since 1986. It is this significant historical and cultural wealth that attracts more and more Portuguese and foreign visitors to come and experience this truly special place year after year.
    • Sé Cathedral
    • Roman Temple
    • Capela dos Ossos
    • Giraldo Square
    • Évora university
    • Água da Prata aquaduct
    • Cromlech of Almendres

Enjoy a scenic drive from Lisbon to the Algarve, covering a distance of approximately 172.4 miles (277.6 kilometers) in just 2 hours and 51 minutes.

Suggestion for the day:

  • Explore Lagos for the day.
    • Black and White Coffee Shop
    • Camilo Beach
    • Ponta da Piedade
    • Sunset in Cabo de São Vicente, Sagres

Suggestion for the day:

  • Explore Albufeira
    • Albufeira city center
    • Pescadores beach
    • Oura beach
    • São Rafael beach
    • Olhos da Água beach
    • Falésia beach
    • Marina de Albufeira

Suggestions for the day:

  • Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour: Explore the captivating caves and rock formations along Lagos' renowned 'Ponta da Piedade' coast. Depart from the Marina de Lagos, where knowledgeable local skippers will unveil the hidden wonders of this extraordinary coastline.
  • Algar de Benagil Boat Tour: Algar de Benagil is a mesmerizing sea cave along Portugal's Algarve coast, known for its stunning natural architecture and the iconic shaft of sunlight that filters through its ceiling.

Drop off your car at Algarve Airport! Wishing you a safe and pleasant journey home, and we look forward to traveling with you again soon.

*itinerary presented is a suggestion and the length of stay may vary. All tours are suggestions unless clearly stated.

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We don’t charge for our work in changing the initial itinerary.
Full flexibility on Land Arrangements
Change the initial itinerary or cancel your land arrangements for any reason until 14 days before the trip, without penalty.
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About the Destinations:


The people are charming, the food is some of the best in Europe, and the combination of old cobbled streets with a modern vibe make it a delightful experience for any visitor. Rich in history, architecture, culture and entertainment, this historical capital will surely captivate you. Enjoy strolling on the black and white mosaic cobblestone sidewalks, large boulevards and quaint alleyways. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém) and the Moorish São Jorge Castle. Enjoy a typically Portuguese fado show in one of Alfama's Fado Houses.


With this deal you will get to know the amazing Algarve region, known for having a Mediterranean climate and a great temperature all year round. As you travel across the Algarve, amidst its hills and plains filled with places of great ecological interest, rich in biodiversity and ecosystems, you will feel as though you are passing through an area full of different traditions, unchanged for many centuries.


The New York Times says: "From its stunning Beaux-Arts station to its cool bars serving Porto's signature drink, this charming city combines the best of old and new." Porto is indeed a city of endless charms that combine a rich history, old buildings covered in colorful azulejos (hand-painted tiles), modern architecture, a picturesque river front, and a high-spirited atmosphere that celebrates the joy of life.

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8.7 Based on 19 reviews
Paul, Connecticut
27 Sep 2022
We had a beautiful trip! We will be coming again!
David, Massachusetts
23 Nov 2021
A repeat of a fly/drive in 2019 but Porto versus Evora ... we enjoyed our trip in 2019 and also in 2021 ... the challenge and adventure of driving between the three cities was part of the fun. The folks in customer service at Portugal Getaways were always pleasant and helpful.
Paul, Connecticut
27 Sep 2022
We had a beautiful trip! We will be coming again!
David, Massachusetts
23 Nov 2021
A repeat of a fly/drive in 2019 but Porto versus Evora ... we enjoyed our trip in 2019 and also in 2021 ... the challenge and adventure of driving between the three cities was part of the fun. The folks in customer service at Portugal Getaways were always pleasant and helpful.
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