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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Explore the sunshine-laden, warm sandy beaches that define the coasts of Portugal: Begin in the Algarve West area (the loud, brash, unruly side of the popular Algarve region); and then head to the Costa Azul, the Estoril Coast, the stunning Silver Coast (not only a beach destination, but a full of history and heritage) and lastly the Costa Verde (a popular area set against a mountainous backdrop). End your stay in Porto to unwind after this unforgettable tour through paradise! With a rental car, the trip is totally in your hands! Rental car pickup will be at Faro airport, drop-off will be upon arrival in Porto. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 12 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Faro and out of Porto
  • Car rental for 11 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights the West Algarve area
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the Costa Azul area
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the Estoril Coast area
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the Silver Coast area
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the Costa Verde area
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Porto
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel description)

Price history for this itinerary (past 7 days):
From New York City (all Airports), NY for 12 nights
$1,067 * incl.tax
Related Cities:
Porto (62)   Faro (25)   Estoril Coast (6)   Costa Azul (4)   Algarve West (7)   Silver Coast (10)   Costa Verde (4)  
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1. Algarve West
   (168 hotels)
2. Costa Azul
   (11 hotels)
3. Estoril Coast
   (39 hotels)
4. Silver Coast
   (74 hotels)
5. Costa Verde
   (43 hotels)
6. Porto
   (57 hotels)
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2 nights in Algarve West

The cities and towns of Algarve West comprise some of the most-visited portions of Portugal, with domestic and international vacationers converging here for fun in the sun, great food and nightlife options, and lots of shopping. Once entering the Algarve region in Faro, you will head west and get the chance to visit the area`s most popular destinations: these include the major cities of Quarteira, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Portimao and Lagos, as well as the smaller coastal destinations of Vale do Lobo, Armacao de Pera, Carvoeiro, Ferragudo, Praia da Rocha, Alvor, Praia da Luz, and Sagres.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Albufeira`s Strip, Praia do Peneco, Zoomarine Algarve, Aqualand, Aquashow, Praia de Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura Beach, Casino Vilamoura, Carvoeiro Beach, Slide and Splash, Fortaleza de Santa Catarina, Praia da Rocha, Megalithic Monuments of Alcalar, Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira, Batata Beach, Ponta da Piedade, Praia da Luz, Cape Saint Vincent, Fortaleza de Sagres, and so much more!


2 nights in Costa Azul

The Costa Azul is located less than an hour from Lisbon, Portugal`s capital, but the geographic diversity of this region will leave you feeling as if you have traveled a world away. Driving toward Setubal, the provincial capital, the first town in the region you will pass is Palmela. Semi-rural and built on the foothills of the Arrabida Mountains, Palmela is one of the more beautiful and luxurious hillside villages in Portugal. Setubal is located on Setubal Bay and the estuary of the Sado River, and throughout modern history it has been an important regional fishing and trading center. Forty minutes southwest of Setubal, also on Setubal Bay, is the resort town of Sesimbra. Sesimbra is well-known for its beaches and also for its delicious seafood restaurants.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Palmela, Palmela Castle, Setubal, Port of Setubal, Monastery of Jesus, Igreja de Sao Juliao, Castelo de Sao Filipe, Convento de Arrabida, Arrabida Natural Park, Sesimbra, Praia da California, Praia de Ouro, and so much more!


2 nights in Estoril Coast

The Estoril Coast, also called the Portuguese Riviera, was transformed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from a series of sleepy fishing villages to a prime vacation spot for high-rolling world travelers and European nobility. The Estoril Coast is considered the wealthiest part of Portugal. Vacationers can be assured that they are staying in the same luxurious surroundings enjoyed by kings and queens, past and present, from all over the continent.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Cascais, Estoril, Carcavelos, Oeiras, Paco de Arcos, Casino Estoril, and so much more!


2 nights in Silver Coast

The Silver Coast of Portugal is vast and beautiful, stretching from the canals of the `Venice of Portugal`, Aveiro, down to Portugal`s most famous surfing spot, Ericeira. In between you will get to explore the UNESCO Literary City of Obidos; breathtaking religious architecture and pilgrimages in Fatima, Batalha and Alcobaca (the latter two boasting UNESCO World Heritage Sites); castles, ruins, and other historic relics; and sandy beaches and great surfing opportunities. Where else can you combine so many experiences into one fun trip?


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Aveiro, Ericeira, Obidos, Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery, Alcobaca Monastery, Leiria, Caldas da Rainha, Torres Vedras, Figueira da Foz, Foz do Arelho, Nazare, Peniche, and so much more!


2 nights in Costa Verde

The Douro and Minho River Valleys comprise the Costa Verde, so named for its fragrant pine forests and dazzling fields of emerald green. Its cities and towns dot the stretch of coastline from the Spanish border south to the southern cities in the Greater Porto conurbation. With Porto as your arrival city, you can first explore the cities and towns south of the Douro, Vila Nova de Gaia and Espinho, or you can head north and explore the towns of Vila do Conde, Povoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora and Caminha one by one.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Espinho, Vila do Conde, Povoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora, Caminha, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Porto`s Old Town, Porto Cathedral, Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, Caminha Castle, Povoa Castle, Forte de Cao, Forte de Ancora, and so much more!


2 nights in Porto

Porto (also known as Oporto) is the second city of Portugal, and a hub for the northern part of the country in terms of arts, entertainment, culture and shopping. Previously conquered by the Celts, Romans and Moors, Porto has been a jewel in the Portuguese royal crown for nearly a millennium. The city offers art treasures, medieval cathedrals, museums, shopping, and delicious food and drink, all while tourists enjoy breathtaking views of the River Douro, which empties into the Atlantic just three miles from the city center. Don`t miss the center, in particular the Ribeira neighborhood, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Porto Cathedral (Sé), Clerigos Church and Tower, Palacio da Bolsa, the gardens at the Palacio de Cristal, Ponte Dom Luis I, the port wine lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia, the Funicular dos Guindais, Praça da Liberdade, Avenida dos Aliados, and so much more!



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Algarve West
Day 1
Arrive to Algarve West
Overnight in Algarve West   168 hotels offered
Day 2
Overnight in Algarve West   168 hotels offered
Day 3
Departing from Algarve West
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Costa Azul
Day 3
Arrive to Costa Azul
Overnight in Costa Azul   11 hotels offered
Day 4
Overnight in Costa Azul   11 hotels offered
Day 5
Departing from Costa Azul
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Estoril Coast
Day 5
Arrive to Estoril Coast
Overnight in Estoril Coast   39 hotels offered
Day 6
Overnight in Estoril Coast   39 hotels offered
Day 7
Departing from Estoril Coast
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Silver Coast
Day 7
Arrive to Silver Coast
Overnight in Silver Coast   74 hotels offered
Day 8
Overnight in Silver Coast   74 hotels offered
Day 9
Departing from Silver Coast
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Costa Verde
Day 9
Arrive to Costa Verde
Overnight in Costa Verde   43 hotels offered
Day 10
Overnight in Costa Verde   43 hotels offered
Day 11
Departing from Costa Verde
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Porto
Day 11
Arrive to Porto
Overnight in Porto   57 hotels offered
Optional  200 Things to do
Day 12
Overnight in Porto   57 hotels offered
Optional  200 Things to do
Day 13
Departing from Porto

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Algarve West Hotels (168 total)
 
Costa Azul Hotels (11 total)
 
Estoril Coast Hotels (39 total)
Silver Coast Hotels (74 total)
 
Costa Verde Hotels (43 total)
 
Porto Hotels (57 total)


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Portugal

Portugal is one of the oldest nations in Europe and you can see that in its vast multi-cultural monumental, artistic, and archaeological heritage. Portugal offers sandy beaches, art treasures, flavorful cuisine, unique architecture (Manueline), charming handcrafts, a mild climate, and friendly people. What you will see: almond trees in the African-looking Algarve, cork forests and fields of golden wheat in Alentejo, ranches in Ribatejo, narrow, winding streets in the Alfama in Lisbon, ox-drawn carts crossing the plains of Minho, and vineyards in the Douro.

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Algarve West
The cities and towns of Algarve West comprise some of the most-visited portions of Portugal, with domestic and international vacationers converging here for fun in the sun, great food and nightlife options, and lots of shopping. Once entering the Algarve region in Faro, you will head west and get the chance to visit the area`s most popular destinations: these include the major cities of Quarteira, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Portimao and Lagos, as well as the smaller coastal destinations of Vale do Lobo, Armacao de Pera, Carvoeiro, Ferragudo, Praia da Rocha, Alvor, Praia da Luz, and Sagres.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Albufeira`s Strip, Praia do Peneco, Zoomarine Algarve, Aqualand, Aquashow, Praia de Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura Beach, Casino Vilamoura, Carvoeiro Beach, Slide and Splash, Fortaleza de Santa Catarina, Praia da Rocha, Megalithic Monuments of Alcalar, Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira, Batata Beach, Ponta da Piedade, Praia da Luz, Cape Saint Vincent, Fortaleza de Sagres, and so much more!
Costa Azul
The Costa Azul is located less than an hour from Lisbon, Portugal`s capital, but the geographic diversity of this region will leave you feeling as if you have traveled a world away. Driving toward Setubal, the provincial capital, the first town in the region you will pass is Palmela. Semi-rural and built on the foothills of the Arrabida Mountains, Palmela is one of the more beautiful and luxurious hillside villages in Portugal. Setubal is located on Setubal Bay and the estuary of the Sado River, and throughout modern history it has been an important regional fishing and trading center. Forty minutes southwest of Setubal, also on Setubal Bay, is the resort town of Sesimbra. Sesimbra is well-known for its beaches and also for its delicious seafood restaurants.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Palmela, Palmela Castle, Setubal, Port of Setubal, Monastery of Jesus, Igreja de Sao Juliao, Castelo de Sao Filipe, Convento de Arrabida, Arrabida Natural Park, Sesimbra, Praia da California, Praia de Ouro, and so much more!
Estoril Coast
The Estoril Coast, also called the Portuguese Riviera, was transformed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from a series of sleepy fishing villages to a prime vacation spot for high-rolling world travelers and European nobility. The Estoril Coast is considered the wealthiest part of Portugal. Vacationers can be assured that they are staying in the same luxurious surroundings enjoyed by kings and queens, past and present, from all over the continent.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Cascais, Estoril, Carcavelos, Oeiras, Paco de Arcos, Casino Estoril, and so much more!
Silver Coast
The Silver Coast of Portugal is vast and beautiful, stretching from the canals of the `Venice of Portugal`, Aveiro, down to Portugal`s most famous surfing spot, Ericeira. In between you will get to explore the UNESCO Literary City of Obidos; breathtaking religious architecture and pilgrimages in Fatima, Batalha and Alcobaca (the latter two boasting UNESCO World Heritage Sites); castles, ruins, and other historic relics; and sandy beaches and great surfing opportunities. Where else can you combine so many experiences into one fun trip?


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Aveiro, Ericeira, Obidos, Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery, Alcobaca Monastery, Leiria, Caldas da Rainha, Torres Vedras, Figueira da Foz, Foz do Arelho, Nazare, Peniche, and so much more!
Costa Verde
The Douro and Minho River Valleys comprise the Costa Verde, so named for its fragrant pine forests and dazzling fields of emerald green. Its cities and towns dot the stretch of coastline from the Spanish border south to the southern cities in the Greater Porto conurbation. With Porto as your arrival city, you can first explore the cities and towns south of the Douro, Vila Nova de Gaia and Espinho, or you can head north and explore the towns of Vila do Conde, Povoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora and Caminha one by one.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Espinho, Vila do Conde, Povoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora, Caminha, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Porto`s Old Town, Porto Cathedral, Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, Caminha Castle, Povoa Castle, Forte de Cao, Forte de Ancora, and so much more!
Porto
Porto (also known as Oporto) is the second city of Portugal, and a hub for the northern part of the country in terms of arts, entertainment, culture and shopping. Previously conquered by the Celts, Romans and Moors, Porto has been a jewel in the Portuguese royal crown for nearly a millennium. The city offers art treasures, medieval cathedrals, museums, shopping, and delicious food and drink, all while tourists enjoy breathtaking views of the River Douro, which empties into the Atlantic just three miles from the city center. Don`t miss the center, in particular the Ribeira neighborhood, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Porto Cathedral (Sé), Clerigos Church and Tower, Palacio da Bolsa, the gardens at the Palacio de Cristal, Ponte Dom Luis I, the port wine lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia, the Funicular dos Guindais, Praça da Liberdade, Avenida dos Aliados, and so much more!

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