13-Day Portugal Road Trip from Faro District traveling west to Beja, Leiria District, Caldas da Rainha, Lisbon, and Parchal

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13 days & 12 nights
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Portugal as you embark on an unforgettable 13-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Faro, Sagres, Albufeira, Silves, Beja, Lagos, Leiria District, Óbidos, Fátima, Nazaré, Sao Martinho do Porto, Alcobaça, Caldas da Rainha, São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Colares, Lisbon, Almada, Feijó, Setubal, Parchal, and Carvoeiro. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Portugal takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 3 nights in Faro District, 1 night in Beja, 2 nights in Leiria District, 1 night in Caldas da Rainha, 4 nights in Lisbon, and 1 night in Parchal. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Portugal. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Faro, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Portugal on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Portugal. Sanctuary of Fátima and Praça do Comércio are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Faro, Sagres, Albufeira, Silves, Beja, Lagos, Leiria District, Óbidos, Fátima, Nazaré, Sao Martinho do Porto, Alcobaça, Caldas da Rainha, São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Colares, Lisbon, Almada, Feijó, Setubal, Parchal, and Carvoeiro, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Portugal. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Portugal.

Throughout your road trip in Portugal, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Portugal.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Portugal fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Portugal today!

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Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Photo of Parchal city view from Portimao side, Portugal.Parchal / 1 night
Lagos - city in PortugalLagos
Caldas da Rainha - city in PortugalCaldas da Rainha / 1 night
Setúbal - city in PortugalSetúbal District
Leiria - city in PortugalLeiria / 2 nights
Beja - region in PortugalBeja / 1 night
Photo of wide sandy beach in white city of Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal.Albufeira
Photo of Lisbon City Skyline with Sao Jorge Castle and the Tagus River, Portugal.Lisbon / 4 nights
Almada - city in PortugalAlmada
Photo of aerial view of Alcobaca Monastery and the city in Alcobaca, Portugal.Alcobaça
Photo of monumental ensemble of the sanctuary and the basilica of our lady of Fatima, Portugal.Ourém
Agualva-Cacém
Photo of aerial view of beautiful landscape of Faro, Algarve, Portugal.Faro / 3 nights

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Photo of the Sanctuary of Fatima on a beautiful summer day, Portugal.Sanctuary of Fátima
Photo of famous arch at the Praca do Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal.Praça do Comércio
Photo of the Belem tower at the bank of Tejo River in Lisbon ,Portugal.Belém Tower
Photo of the big Lisbon oceanarium (aka Oceanario de Lisboa) building on pier in an artificial lagoon at Tagus river, Portugal.Lisbon Oceanarium
Castelo de S. Jorge, Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalCastelo de S Jorge
Park and National Palace of Pena, São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalPark and National Palace of Pena
Photo of Palace Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, landmarks of Portugal.Quinta da Regaleira
Photo of Lighthouse at Cabo da Roca in Portugal.Cabo da Roca
Photo of Time Out Market Lisboa with a big wall clock and an arch, Portugal.Time Out Market Lisboa
Photo of Padrao dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), Lisbon, Portugal.Padrão dos Descobrimentos
LxFactoryLxFactory
Photo of the Jeronimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery is located in Lisbon, Portugal.Jerónimos Monastery
Santa Justa LiftSanta Justa Lift
Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Colares, Sintra, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalSintra-Cascais Natural Park
Photo of Lisbon Zoo: Fascinating wildlife park in Portugal's capital, home to diverse animals and conservation efforts in a lush, family-friendly setting, Portugal.Lisbon Zoo
Photo of Stone masonry Castle of Obidos and wall ruins or Castelo de Óbidos is a well-preserved medieval castle located in the civil parish of Santa Maria, Portugal.Castle of Óbidos
Photo of Sanctuary of Christ the King in Lisbon, Portugal.Sanctuary of Christ the King
Photo of wonderful romantic afternoon aerial landscape coastline of Nazare beach riviera (Praia da Nazare) with cityscape of Nazare town ,Portugal.Nazaré beach
Photo of view of Lisbon famous view from Miradouro de Santa Luzia tourist viewpoint over Alfama old city district at night with cruise liner. Lisbon, Portugal.Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Praça Luís de CamõesLuís de Camões Square
Landscaped terrace of viewpoint de São Pedro de Alcântara with panoramic views of Lisbon.Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara
Photo of view of Lisbon famous view from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte tourist viewpoint of Alfama and Mauraria old city district at sunset, Portugal.Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
Photo of Rua Augusta Arch is a triumphal, historical building in Lisbon on Commerce Square, Portugal.Rua Augusta Arch
Miradouro do Suberco, Nazaré, Leiria, West, Centro, PortugalMiradouro do Suberco
Photo of Sintra, Portugal: the Castle of the Moors, Castelo dos Mouros, located next to Lisbon.Castle of the Moors
Photo of panoramic beautiful view of Ponta da Piedade with seagulls flying over rocks near Lagos in Algarve, Portugal.Ponta da Piedade
Lighthouse of Cabo Sao Vicente, Sagres, Portugal. Farol do Cabo Sao Vicente (built in october 1851) Cabo de Sao Vicente is the South Western tip of Europe, Sagres, Portugal.Cabo de São Vicente Lighthouse
Benagil Caves, Lagoa, Lagoa e Carvoeiro, Faro, Algarve, PortugalAlgar de Benagil
Aerial drone view of landmarks at Sao Martinho do Porto surrounding the iconic natural bayPraia de São Martinho do Porto
Sagres Fortress, Sagres, Vila do Bispo, Faro, Algarve, PortugalSagres Fortress
Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Fátima, Ourém, Santarém, Médio Tejo, Centro, PortugalBasilica of the Most Holy Trinity
The Alcobaca Monastery is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic Monastery in Alcobaca, Portugal.Alcobaça Monastery
Portugal. Beautiful seascape of sandy Praia da Falesia beach in Algarve with unusual terracotta sculptural rocks attracts tourists for a seaside vacation. Summer family holidays. People out of focusPraia da Falésia
Castle in Silves town - Algarve region - PortugalCastle of Silves
Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, Fátima, Ourém, Santarém, Médio Tejo, Centro, PortugalBasilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima
Photo of Mercado do Livramento,Setubal,Portugal.Mercado do Livramento
Marinha Beach, Lagoa, Lagoa e Carvoeiro, Faro, Algarve, PortugalMarinha Beach
Nazaré lighthouse in Portugal with Big wavesFarol da Nazaré
Photo of Camilo beach (Praia do Camilo) in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal. Wooden footbridge to the beach Praia do Camilo, Portugal. Picturesque view of Praia do Camilo beach in Lagos, Algarve region, Portugal.Praia do Camilo
Park Paz, Almada, Feijó, Laranjeiro e Feijó, Setúbal, Setúbal Peninsula, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalPark Paz
Largo da Praia de Carvoeiro
Photo of Algar Seco natural monument near Carvoeiro in Portugal.Algar Seco
Parque Urbano de Albarquel, Nossa Senhora da Anunciada, Setúbal, Setúbal Peninsula, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalParque Urbano de Albarquel
Praia de Dona Ana, Santa Maria, São Gonçalo de Lagos, Lagos, Faro, Algarve, PortugalPraia de Dona Ana
Jardim Luís de Camões, Leiria, Leiria, Pousos, Barreira e Cortes, Pinhal Litoral, Centro, PortugalJardim Luís de Camões
The Leiria Castle is a castle in the city Leiria in PortugalCastle of Leiria
Photo of Chapel of Apparitions - Fatima - Portugal. Chapel of the Apparitions
Faro Marina, São Pedro, Faro, Algarve, PortugalFaro Marina
Praia do Tonel
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Lagoa, Lagoa e Carvoeiro, Faro, Algarve, PortugalPercurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
city's park, Santiago Maior, Santiago Maior e São João Batista, Beja, Baixo Alentejo, Alentejo Region, PortugalCity's park
Praia da Boneca, Santa Maria, São Gonçalo de Lagos, Lagos, Faro, Algarve, PortugalPraia da Boneca
Arco do RepousoArco do Repouso

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Day 1

Day 1 – Faro - arrival day

  • Faro - Arrival day
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  • Faro Marina
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Your road trip adventure in Portugal begins as soon as you reach Faro and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Faro for 2 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Faro is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Faro. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Faro. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at À do Pinto. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Faro District boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 1,581 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Faro District is My'oMeu Restaurante. It has garnered a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 528 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at AP Eva senses, in Faro District. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,668 satisfied customers.

LAB Terrace is one of the best bars in Faro and the perfect place for a celebratory drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 557 customers.

You may also want to check out Columbus, offering great drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. Columbus is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,443 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is Faaron steakhouse. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,312 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 13-day road trip in Portugal!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Sagres and Faro

  • Albufeira
  • Faro
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Drive 270 km, 3 hours 58 min

  • Praia da Falésia
  • Castle of Silves
  • Sagres Fortress
  • Cabo de São Vicente Lighthouse
  • Praia do Tonel
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On day 2 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Faro, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Albufeira. This car ride takes around 36 min.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Albufeira, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Silves may take around 36 min. Upon your arrival in Silves, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you’ve had your share of Silves, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Sagres. Your travel time is around 56 min.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Cabo de São Vicente Lighthouse. This lighthouse is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 19,097 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Faro and your accommodation.

As you explore more of Faro, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Aperitivo. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Faro District boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 1,299 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Faro District is Restaurante Cidade Velha. It has garnered a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,091 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at La Forchetta, in Faro District. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 954 satisfied customers.

After dinner, visit Taco y Tequilla and experience the nightlife in the city of Faro. This bar is one of the best places to cap off the night and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 852 customers.

You can also hang out at Piper's Irish Pub & Bar. This bar serves a variety of snacks and drinks and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 738 customers.

Locals recommend O Castelo, so definitely check it out too. O Castelo is a place to enjoy friendly chats with locals and fellow travelers and is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,134 bar-goers.

Head back to your accommodation in Faro and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Portugal!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Beja

  • Lagos
  • Beja
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Drive 267 km, 3 hours 26 min

  • Ponta da Piedade
  • Praia da Boneca
  • Praia do Camilo
  • Praia de Dona Ana
  • City's park
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On day 3 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Portugal, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Beja, Lagos, and Beja. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Beja, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

After soaking in Faro’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Lagos. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 3 min. When you arrive in Lagos, it's time to take a break from the road.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Beja. Beja offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As you explore more of Beja, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Reserve a table at O Alemão, a renowned restaurant in Beja. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 773 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at O Alentejano while in Beja. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 585 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Beja at Tem Avondo Restaurante, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 476 customers.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is Lumiar. This place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 104 customers.

Head back to your accommodation in Beja and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Portugal!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Leiria District

  • Leiria
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Drive 311 km, 3 hours 29 min

  • Castle of Óbidos
  • Castle of Leiria
  • Jardim Luís de Camões
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable road trip in Portugal. Today you will explore Leiria District, Óbidos, and Leiria District, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Leiria District. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Óbidos. This car ride takes around 2 hours 35 min.

Leiria District’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Óbidos behind. This drive usually takes around 43 min. Leiria District welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Leiria District, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Leiria District's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make a reservation at Restaurante Mata Bicho | Real Taverna, a popular dining spot in Leiria District. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,622 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Atlas Leiria while indulging in the charm of Leiria District. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, cherished by 1,106 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Mulligan's Irish Bar, a treasured establishment in Leiria District. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 928 satisfied guests.

If you're in the mood for an after-dinner drink, O'sullivan Tavern Pool Club is our number one recommendation. Around 906 customers have rated this bar 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Chico Lobo also has a great drinks menu. This bar is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 883 reviews.

100 Montaditos | Leiria is another popular place to spend the evening in Leiria District. This bar is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,373 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Portugal!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Leiria District

  • Ourém
  • Leiria
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Drive 52 km, 1 hour 8 min

  • Chapel of the Apparitions
  • Sanctuary of Fátima
  • Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima
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On day 5 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Fátima. You’ll stay in Fátima for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Portugal that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Fátima has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in Portugal by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Leiria District. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Make sure to book a table at Rei Arthur Café Bistrô, a popular restaurant in Leiria District. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 687 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Hamburgueria da Baixa - Leiria during your stay in Leiria District. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 791 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of CaféCaphe de Leiria, Steakhouse e Tapas, cocktail bar, a renowned dining destination in Leiria District. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 574 satisfied guests.

When you’ve finished your meal, Os Filipes Bar is one of the best bars in Leiria District for an after-dinner drink. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 810 customers.

Yellow Bar is another of the most popular bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 289 customers.

Alternatively, check out Casulo Lounge Caffé. This popular place has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, as rated by 334 customers.

Head back to your accommodation in Leiria District and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Portugal!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Caldas da Rainha

  • Alcobaça
  • Caldas da Rainha
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Drive 93 km, 2 hours 16 min

  • Nazaré beach
  • Miradouro do Suberco
  • Farol da Nazaré
  • Alcobaça Monastery
  • Praia de São Martinho do Porto
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your road trip in Portugal. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 4 vibrant destinations - Nazaré, Sao Martinho do Porto, Alcobaça, and Caldas da Rainha. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Caldas da Rainha. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Nazaré. This drive usually takes around 32 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you’ve had your share of Nazaré, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Alcobaça. Your travel time is around 23 min.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Caldas da Rainha, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Caldas da Rainha.

Don't miss out on experiencing Sabores d'Itália, a renowned dining spot in Caldas da Rainha. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 760 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Maratona while immersing yourself in Caldas da Rainha. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,670 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Casa Antero, a beloved dining establishment within Caldas da Rainha. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,142 satisfied customers.

One of the best bars in Caldas da Rainha you could visit tonight after your dinner is Bar 120 - Gin Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 459 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is Taskinha Do B3co. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 350 customers.

Locals also enjoy Pateo do Baco. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 132 customers.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Portugal.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Colares and Lisbon

  • Agualva-Cacém
  • Lisbon
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Drive 171 km, 3 hours 39 min

  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • Cabo da Roca
  • Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
  • Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Castle of the Moors
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 of your road trip in Portugal. Today, you will make 5 stops and experience some of the highlights of São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Colares, Colares, and Lisbon. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Lisbon, which will be your home away from home for 4 nights.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Caldas da Rainha, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Sintra may take around 1 hour 12 min. Upon your arrival in Sintra, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Cabo da Roca. Previous visitors have rated this cape an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 55,143 reviews.

After soaking in Colares’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: São Pedro de Penaferrim. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 27 min. When you arrive in São Pedro de Penaferrim, it's time to take a break from the road.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Lisbon. Lisbon offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Lisbon. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at daPrata52 - Petiscos ¦ Tapas while you’re in Lisbon. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 1,470 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Lisbon is Alma. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,033 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

While in Lisbon, enjoy Lisboa Tu e Eu 2’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,027 satisfied guests.

After dinner, visit Delirium Café Lisboa, which is considered one of the best bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,093 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like Sacramento do Chiado. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,947 customers.

Alternatively, check out The George. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,939 customers.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Portugal!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 24 km, 1 hour 41 min

  • Time Out Market Lisboa
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • Miradouro de Santa Luzia
  • Castelo de S Jorge
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Day 8 of your road trip across Portugal promises a magnificent time exploring Lisbon. You have 3 nights left in Lisbon. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Lisbon's best restaurants.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Nicolau Lisboa, an acclaimed dining establishment in Lisbon. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 5,172 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Duque while experiencing the best of Lisbon. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,973 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Belcanto, an elegant culinary destination in Lisbon. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,203 previous guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Delfina-Cantina Portuguesa, claiming it’s one of the best. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 662 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is Brown's Central Hotel. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,273 customers.

Lisboa Bar is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 417 customers.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 26 km, 1 hour 32 min

  • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Rua Augusta Arch
  • Praça do Comércio
  • Lisbon Oceanarium
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Day 9 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Lisbon for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Lisbon.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Gambrinus, a distinguished dining establishment in Lisbon. It has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,334 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Lisbon is O Arco. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 807 happy diners.

Baía do Peixe - Terreiro do Paço stands out as a local favorite in Lisbon. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 678 customers.

If you're in the mood for an after-dinner drink, Toca da Raposa is our number one recommendation. Around 305 customers have rated this bar 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 30 km, 1 hour 25 min

  • Belém Tower
  • LxFactory
  • Lisbon Zoo
  • Luís de Camões Square
  • Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara
  • More

Day 10 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Lisbon has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Lisbon by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Portugal is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Lisbon. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Don't miss out on experiencing Trindade, a renowned dining spot in Lisbon. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.1 out of 5-star rating from 6,002 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Lisbon Tu e Eu while immersing yourself in Lisbon. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,086 guests.

After dinner, stop by one of the best bars in Lisbon.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Parchal

  • Setúbal District
  • Almada
  • Parchal
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Drive 306 km, 3 hours 30 min

  • Park Paz
  • Sanctuary of Christ the King
  • Mercado do Livramento
  • Parque Urbano de Albarquel
  • More

On day 11 of your road trip in Portugal, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Almada, Feijó, Setubal, and Parchal. In the evening, you’ll end up in Parchal, where you will stay for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Lisbon and set your GPS to Feijó. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 21 min. Upon reaching Feijó, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you're ready to see some sights, Park Paz is a great place to start with. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,019 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Almada. This car ride takes around 9 min.

When you're ready to see some sights, Sanctuary of Christ the King is a great place to start with. This colossal statue of jesus is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 34,961 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Parchal, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Parchal. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Parchal boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 991 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Parchal is Pestana Gramacho Residences - Aparthotel & Golf. It has garnered a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,061 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Luisa's Place, in Parchal. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 347 satisfied customers.

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Day 12

Day 12 – Faro

  • Faro
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Drive 74 km, 1 hour 54 min

  • Largo da Praia de Carvoeiro
  • Algar Seco
  • Algar de Benagil
  • Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
  • Marinha Beach
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On day 12 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Portugal, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Lagoa, Carvoeiro, and Faro. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Faro, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Lagoa, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Faro. Your travel time is around 48 min.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Faro, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Faro's best restaurants.

Don't forget to book a table at Tasca do Ricky, a well-known eatery in Faro District. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 671 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit The Woods while exploring Faro. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 856 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Xic, a popular restaurant in Faro District. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 553 discerning diners.

After dinner, visit A Venda, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Faro. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 682 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like 3 Points Sports bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 628 customers.

Alternatively, locals recommend Café Bar Apolo. This bar, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 286 customers, is one of the best bars in the city of Faro.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Portugal.

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Day 13

Day 13 – Faro - departure day

  • Faro - Departure day
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  • Arco do Repouso
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Day 13 of your road trip in Portugal is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Faro before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

On your last day in Portugal, take time to indulge in shopping at Faro’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, the city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Portugal. Each store here is brimming with unique finds. These souvenirs will help you treasure your memories of Portugal forever.

Before you conclude your road trip in Portugal, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Faro.

You’ll then say farewell to Faro. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Portugal!

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