4 Portugal itineraries for exciting road trips

updated 10/10/2021
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Creating fascinating Portugal itineraries has never been easier. You can now fly to Porto , Lisbon and the Algarve . So your only dilemma is what to do first. Take a look at four road trip itineraries to start with .

1. Portugal itineraries for urban explorers

Porto is famous for Port wine. Its historic centre is a World Heritage site. And it's ideal as the start of a north-south road trip.

Feel like spending a few days in Porto? Torel Avantgarde makes a good city centre base.

Braga is a good fit for northern Portugal itineraries © LucVi/Shutterstock

2. The easiest itinerary for maximum beach time

Portugal has over 1500km of coastline. Much of it stunning beaches . Make the most of them.

Try a midway breather on the Sintra Coast. Stay at Hotel Lido close to Estoril's famous casino.

Beachy road trips should include Figueira da Foz © John Copland/Shutterstock

3. The perfect road trip for wine enthusiasts

Portugal produces Madeira wine and Port. But its reds and whites are worth getting to know too.

Prefer to leave planning and booking to experts? Have a look at some sample itineraries. Both Complete Portugal or Portugal Itineraries offer inspiration. All Tailor Made Trips can be modified together with your local expert, then booked for a stress-free holiday. Click 'Modify this itinerary' to contact a local Portugal expert.

Wine barrels in Madeira, Portugal © Kristina Stasiuliene/Shutterstock

4. Portugal itineraries for all-round exploring

Find quintessential Portugal off the beaten track.

Spend a few days exploring Lisbon. Stay at Browns Boutique Hotel between Chiado and Bairro Alto.

Add Pena Palace Sintra to Portugal itineraries © Tatiana Popova/Shutterstock

Top image: Ribeira Brava, Madeira © Tatiana Popova/Shutterstock

Ready for a trip to Portugal? Read more about the best time to go to Portugal , the best places to visit and best things to do in Portugal . For inspiration use the Portugal Itineraries from The Rough Guide to Portugal and created by our local travel agents in Portugal . A bit more hands on, check out the map of Portugal and learn about getting there , getting around the country and where to stay in Portugal once you are there. And don't forget to buy travel insurance before you go.

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