We have prepared three options for itineraries to do in 9 days in Portugal. Check out our tips on amazing cities and see which of these itineraries are most suitable for you

Go travel to Portugal and want to know how to make the most of your days there? So check out these tips three 9-day itineraries in Portugal to travel calmly and enjoy all the charms of the Lusitanian lands.

It is no wonder that Portugal is among the most sought after international destinations by Brazilians. The country that breathes history is full of beautiful landscapes, which mix architectural works and natural beauties. In addition, it is famous for its welcoming people and low cost of accommodation, meals and tours, compared to other European countries.

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There are many cities to visit in Portugal, but some stand out and attract more tourists, such as the capital Lisbon and Porto. If you have more time to explore the country, it is worth betting on an itinerary that covers the entire territory. With less time, however, it is possible to discover amazing places in different itinerary options in Portugal.

Here, we have prepared three itineraries that can be done in 9 days and we will give you details to help you choose the one that most appeals to you. We chose the following cities to visit: Lisbon, Sintra, Fátima, Porto, Braga and Guimarães. Read on and you will understand why each one of them is worth visiting.

First option 9-day itinerary in Portugal

9 days in Portugal itinerary

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4 days in Lisbon, with a day trip in Sintra and Fátima, 3 days in Porto and 2 days in Braga and Guimarães

This is the most complete itinerary option to be done in 9 days through the cities that we separate for you to know in Portugal. Check out what awaits you in each of them below.

Lisbon

The capital of Portugal is an amazing city with many attractions and places to visit. Therefore, it is worth setting aside 4 days to get to know it completely. Gateway for those visiting the country, there is a lot to do in Lisbon, from historical-cultural tours to outdoor walks or nightlife.

In four days, you will be able to visit the main tourist attractions of the city without rush, enjoy the delicious Portuguese cuisine in the various restaurants and cafes and you can still have fun in the bars that liven up some neighborhoods at night.

Among all that there is to see in Lisbon, include in your itinerary the picturesque Alfama district, the Belém district (famous for its sweets and its traditional tower), the shopping district of Baixa Pombalina, the bohemian Bairro Alto and the funky Chiado district. , in addition to the modern Parque das Nações.

1st day - Visit the historic center, which includes Alfama, Castle and Chiado. In the late afternoon, head to the bohemian Bairro Alto and enjoy the night in one of its charming bars.

2nd day - Visit Belém and discover the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower, the Pastéis de Belém Confectionery and the MAAT museum. Also take a tour of Tram 28 and explore Baixa Pombalina.

3rd day - If you enjoy historical tourism, take a day trip to the beautiful city of Sintra, just 40 minutes by train from Lisbon, where you can find the Pena National Palace, the Moorish Castle and Quinta da Regaleira. But if you prefer religious tourism, the best day trip option from Lisbon is the city of Fátima. You can discover it on your own, by rental car, or on a hired tour. The city has the largest Catholic shrine in Portugal.

By car, it is possible to visit Sintra and Fátima in the same day from Lisbon.

4th day - Visit Parque das Nações, with its beautiful view and the famous Oceanarium.

Harbor

Second largest city in the country, the charming Harbor is in the north of Portugal and is a charming place, with a beautiful historic center and its old streets. The architecture, by the way, is one of the attractions of the city and goes from Gothic to Art Nouveau. Another popular spot, especially in the late afternoon, is the banks of the Douro River, where there are several bars and restaurants, great for tasting good wine.

The city also has several viewpoints that offer incredible views of the region, such as the Clérigos Tower, the Gaia Cable Car and the Luís I Bridge. In addition, Porto is an excellent place for walking, especially in the historic center and in Jardim do Joyful Walk.

5th day - Take a tour of the historic center, visit the Douro River and end the day at Cais da Ribeira.

6th day - Visit Livraria Lello – which inspired the writer JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter – and enjoy the beautiful view from the top of Torre dos Clérigos. Enjoy the afternoon shopping on Rua Santa Catarina or walking in Jardim do Passeio Alegre.

7th day -  Discover the Bolhão Market and taste several typical delicacies of the region. Be dazzled by the beauty of the churches of Porto – Capela das Almas de Santa Catarina, Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, Igreja de Santa Clara – and the Muralha Fernandina, a medieval belt of walls of Porto that has some parts preserved to this day. Enjoy the day, too, to ride the Gaia Cable Car.

Braga and Guimaraes

Braga and Guimarães are two cities in the north of Portugal. Guimarães, in fact, is a municipality in the district of Braga – the main city in the Minho region. Located 57 km from Porto, Braga does not usually enter the most common itineraries of Portugal, but it should.

In addition to being an extremely pleasant place, the city is full of historical scenarios and is home to the incredible Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary. Braga is the oldest city in Portugal, having been founded by the Romans in the year 16 BC and holds true architectural treasures of Europe.

Guimarães, in turn, has a medieval feel and incredible century-old buildings. Walking through its streets is like taking a trip back in time. Among the highlights of the city is the Castle of Guimarães, considered one of the 7 wonders of Portugal.

8th day - Book a full day to get to know Braga. In addition to the beautiful Sanctuary of Bom Jesus, with its monumental staircase, it is worth visiting Praça da República, Rua do Souto, Torre de Menagem and Largo do Paço.

9th day - On the last day, take a tour of medieval Guimarães and get to know some of its historic buildings. The Castle of Guimarães, the Church of São Miguel and the Paço dos Duques de Bragança are very close and can be visited together.

Second option of 9-day itinerary in Portugal

portugal in 9 days

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4 days in Lisbon, 2 days in Sintra and 3 days in Porto

This second option of itinerary in Portugal is ideal for those who want to know more about the country's culture and do not really enjoy historical or religious tourism, so it does not include Fátima, Braga and Guimarães.

Lisbon

1st day - Visit the historic center, which includes Alfama, Castelo and Chiado. In the late afternoon, head to the bohemian Bairro Alto and enjoy the night in one of its charming bars.

2nd day - Visit Belém and discover the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower, the Pastéis de Belém Confectionery and the MAAT museum.

3rd day - Also take a tour of Tram 28 and explore Baixa Pombalina, where you can do good shopping.

4th day - Visit Parque das Nações, with its beautiful view and the famous Oceanarium. This is a great option for those who enjoy outdoor walks.

sintra

5th day - Visit Palácio da Vila, Castelo dos Mouros, Palácio da Pena and take the opportunity to try the delicious traditional Sintra sweets – queijada and pillow – in the city centre.

6th day - Visit Queluz Palace, Monserrate Palace, Quinta da Regaleira and end the day with tea at Tivoli Seteais.

Harbor

7th day - Take a tour of the historic center, visit the Douro River and end the day at Cais da Ribeira.

8th day - Visit Livraria Lello – which inspired the writer JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter – and enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the Torre dos Clérigos. Enjoy the afternoon shopping on Rua Santa Catarina or walking in Jardim do Passeio Alegre.

9th day -  Discover the Bolhão Market and taste several typical delicacies of the region. Be dazzled by the beauty of the churches of Porto – Capela das Almas de Santa Catarina, Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, Igreja de Santa Clara – and the Muralha Fernandina, a medieval belt of walls of Porto that has some parts preserved to this day. Enjoy the day, too, to ride the Gaia Cable Car.

Third option of 9-day itinerary in Portugal

Portugal

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3 days in Lisbon, 1 day in Sintra, 3 days in Porto and 2 days in Braga and Guimarães

This last option of itinerary in Portugal is aimed at those who, in addition to knowing more about the country's culture, enjoy historical tourism.

Lisbon

1st day - Visit the historic center, which includes Alfama, Castelo and Chiado. In the late afternoon, head to the bohemian Bairro Alto and enjoy the night in one of its charming bars.

2nd day - Visit Belém and discover the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower, the Pastéis de Belém Confectionery and the MAAT museum. Also take a tour of Tram 28 and explore Baixa Pombalina.

3rd day - Visit Parque das Nações and its famous Oceanarium.

sintra

4th day - Visit Palácio da Vila, Castelo dos Mouros, Palácio da Pena, Palácio de Queluz, Palácio Monserrate and Quinta da Regaleira.

Harbor

5th day - Take a tour of the historic center, visit the Douro River and end the day at Cais da Ribeira.

6th day - Visit Livraria Lello – which inspired the writer JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter – and enjoy the beautiful view from the top of Torre dos Clérigos. Enjoy the afternoon shopping on Rua Santa Catarina or walking in Jardim do Passeio Alegre.

7th day -  Discover the Bolhão Market and taste several typical delicacies of the region. Be dazzled by the beauty of the churches of Porto – Capela das Almas de Santa Catarina, Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, Igreja de Santa Clara – and the Muralha Fernandina, a medieval belt of walls of Porto that has some parts preserved to this day. Enjoy the day, too, to ride the Gaia Cable Car.

Braga and Guimaraes

8th day - Book a full day to get to know Braga. In addition to the beautiful Sanctuary of Bom Jesus, with its monumental staircase, it is worth visiting Praça da República, Rua do Souto, Torre de Menagem and Largo do Paço.

9th day - On the last day, take a tour of medieval Guimarães and get to know some of its historic buildings. The Castle of Guimarães, the Church of São Miguel and the Paço dos Duques de Bragança are very close and can be visited together.

 






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