Relaxed 14-Day Portugal Road Trip from Lisbon to Aveiro District, Porto, and Leiria District

Photo of Lisbon, Portugal skyline at Sao Jorge Castle.
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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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13 nights included
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14 days included
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Description

Sit back and enjoy a relaxed 14-day road trip in Portugal with this laid-back self-drive vacation.

This self-drive package allows you to immerse in the local culture as you travel through the picture-perfect landscapes in Portugal at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Lisbon, Belém, Alcântara, Misericórdia, Parque das Nações, Charneca de Caparica e Sobreda, Colares, Aveiro, Porto, Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos, Aldoar, Foz do Douro e Nevogilde, Lindoso, Santa Marinha e São Pedro da Afurada, and Leiria. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 6 nights in Lisbon, 1 night in Aveiro, 5 nights in Porto, and 1 night in Leiria. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Portugal.

Experience an easy 14-day self-drive tour across Portugal with this carefully arranged travel plan. We’ll help you from the beginning to the end of your vacation in Portugal so you can leave with the best road trip memories.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Portugal. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Lisbon, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 14-day journey across Portugal and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

You’ll choose among the best hotels and places to stay in Portugal. Each stop offers top-notch comfort and unique charm, designed to help you unwind and enjoy your journey. Rest assured, we’ll always offer you accommodations that fit your budget and needs, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience throughout Portugal.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in Portugal. This relaxed road trip features the stunning Praça do Comércio in Lisbon. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating Belém Tower.

Traveling leisurely through Portugal means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent Castelo de S. Jorge. With this travel plan, you could also soak in the atmosphere of the memorable Lisbon Oceanarium. Get close to the spectacular Luís I Bridge and the wonderful National Palace of Pena. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in Portugal. Tours offer a special way of discovering what else Portugal has to offer.

This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through Portugal's shopping hotspots. Here you can visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Check out all the souvenirs and gifts you can buy in the area and bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in Portugal.

By the end of your 14-day road trip through Portugal, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and enriched by your experience. You’ll have many stories about your pleasant and relaxed road trip vacation in Portugal and memories to cherish forever.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Portugal. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 13 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 14 days of your self-drive road trip in Portugal. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 14-day vacation in Portugal and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Portugal today!

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Included

Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Vila Nova de Gaia - city in PortugalVila Nova de Gaia
Porto, Portugal old town ribeira aerial promenade view with colorful houses, Douro river and boats.Porto / 5 nights
Leiria - city in PortugalLeiria / 1 night
Coimbra - region in PortugalCoimbra
Braga - city in PortugalBraga
Aveiro - city in PortugalAveiro District / 1 night
Photo of Lisbon City Skyline with Sao Jorge Castle and the Tagus River, Portugal.Lisbon / 6 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
Guimarães - city in PortugalGuimarães
Agualva-Cacém

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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
Luís I Bridge, Sé, Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalLuís I Bridge
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 Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, Porto, Portugal.Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal
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
Photo of view of the church of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga famous for sculpture decorated staircase leading to it, Portugal.Bom Jesus do Monte
Photo of Guimaraes, Portugal - November 23 , 2014 : End of a sunny day in the autumn next to the castle of Guimaraes.Castle of Guimarães
Photo of Porto Cathedral. Portugal. Beautiful morning view of the famous cathedral in Porto. Camino de Santiago. Pillory of Porto.Porto Cathedral
Photo of Parque da Cidade do Porto, Portugal, city Park is the largest city park in this city.Parque da Cidade do Porto
Aerial view of Jardim do Morro, a little public park, in Avenida da Republica from Serra do Pilar at Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto in Portugal. Picturesque urban cityscape at sunset light.Jardim do Morro
Photo of the magnificent Batalha Monastery, an original example of late Gothic architecture ,Portugal.Batalha Monastery
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 beautiful lake in national park Peneda Gerês, Portugal.Peneda-Gerês National Park
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 Casa da Música, Porto ,Portugal.Casa da Música
Aerial drone view of landmarks at Sao Martinho do Porto surrounding the iconic natural bayPraia de São Martinho do Porto
PHOTO OF Clérigos Tower, Porto, Portugal.Torre dos Clérigos
Photo of Paco das Escolas, University, UNESCO World Heritage, Coimbra (Portugal).Paço das Escolas
Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Fátima, Ourém, Santarém, Médio Tejo, Centro, PortugalBasilica of the Most Holy Trinity
Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, Fátima, Ourém, Santarém, Médio Tejo, Centro, PortugalBasilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima
Mira de Aire Cave
Photo of Furadouro beach in Ovar. In recent years it has lost almost all of the beach sand it had.Furadouro beach
Zoo Santo Inácio, Avintes, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalZoo Santo Inácio
She changes as Rotunda da Anémona , designed by artist Janet Echelman in Northern , porto Portugal.She Changes
Paisagem Protegida da Arriba Fóssil da Costa de Caparica, Charneca de Caparica, Charneca de Caparica e Sobreda, Almada, Setúbal, Setúbal Peninsula, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalPaisagem Protegida da Arriba Fóssil da Costa de Caparica
Nazaré lighthouse in Portugal with Big wavesFarol da Nazaré
Casas Típicas da Costa Nova
Park Paz, Almada, Feijó, Laranjeiro e Feijó, Setúbal, Setúbal Peninsula, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalPark Paz
Photo of Parque de Serralves,Porto,Portugal.Parque de Serralves
Photo of The Sanctuary of Our Lady Sameira / Marian Shrine and large steps / The sanctuary of Our Lady Sameiro is a sanctuary and marian shrine of Braga, Portugal.Sameiro Sanctuary
Ponte Laços de Amizade, Vera Cruz, Glória e Vera Cruz, Aveiro, Baixo Vouga, Centro, PortugalPonte Laços de Amizade
Ageas Porto Coliseum
Parque Dom Pedro Infante - City Park, Glória, Glória e Vera Cruz, Aveiro, Baixo Vouga, Centro, PortugalInfante Dom Pedro Park - City Park
Park Avenida Central, São José de São Lázaro, São José de São Lázaro e São João do Souto, Braga, Cávado, North, PortugalPark Avenida Central
Bolsa Palace, São Nicolau, Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalBolsa Palace
The Leiria Castle is a castle in the city Leiria in PortugalCastle of Leiria
Toural Square (Largo do Toural) is one of the most central and important squares in Guimaraes, PortugalLargo do Toural
Praia da Granja landscape view on sunny day at Gaia, PortugalPraia da Granja
Beach Rainha, Costa da Caparica, Almada, Setúbal, Setúbal Peninsula, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalRainha Beach
Photo of Castle of Óbidos,Portugal.Castle of Óbidos
Aveiro Museum, Glória, Glória e Vera Cruz, Aveiro, Baixo Vouga, Centro, PortugalAveiro Museum
Baloiço da Ladeira
Praia Nova / Nova Praia, Costa de Caparica

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Day 1

Day 1 – Lisbon - arrival day

  • Lisbon - Arrival day
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  • Praça do Comércio
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Your slow-paced and relaxed road trip through Portugal begins when you reach Lisbon, where you’ll stay for a total of 6 nights.

Lisbon is an outstanding hub for culture, comfort, and exploration. The city offers travelers plenty of experiences to look forward to, including the magnificent Praça do Comércio. Around 108,290 visitors have rated this fascinating square and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Take your pick and make it your home during your leisurely tour of the city.

Exploring the food culture in Lisbon offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

An excellent example is daPrata52 - Petiscos ¦ Tapas. This restaurant offers a menu of comforting meals and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,470 customers.

Alma serves great food and is a favorite among hungry travelers and locals. This popular restaurant in Lisbon has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,033 reviews.

Lisboa Tu e Eu 2 is another one of the city’s best restaurants. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,027 customers, Lisboa Tu e Eu 2 is sure to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

If you’re curious about what Lisbon looks like at night, a trip to some of the best bars near your accommodation is what you need next. Experience the local nightlife at Delirium Café Lisboa, our top recommendation in the city. Customers have rated this bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,093 reviews.

Sacramento do Chiado offers a variety of refreshing drinks and is one of the best places to relax in Lisbon. This well-known city bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,947 customers.

Locals like unwinding at The George. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,939 customers and is a perfect place for socializing.

Free your mind of worries and enjoy your first taste of relaxation in Portugal! Expect more to come as you continue this laid-back and relaxed road trip in Portugal!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Belém, Lisbon, and Alcántara

  • Lisbon
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 46 min

  • Castelo de S Jorge
  • LxFactory
  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Belém Tower
  • More

On day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Portugal, you'll explore the best attractions in Belém at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Belém, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 5 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Jerónimos Monastery. This incredible monastery has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 48,349 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Portugal by seeing another popular site in Belém, the wonderful Padrão dos Descobrimentos. This monument is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 48,349 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Belém Tower. This fort has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 91,872 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 2 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Portugal. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Belém itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Portugal extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Belém. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Nicolau Lisboa. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,172 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Duque, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Duque is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 by 1,973 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Belcanto. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,203 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Belém and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Delfina-Cantina Portuguesa. This vibrant bar is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 662 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Brown's Central Hotel. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,273 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Lisboa Bar. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Lisboa Bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 417 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Portugal, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 25 km, 1 hour 27 min

  • Lisbon Oceanarium
  • Time Out Market Lisboa
  • Luís de Camões Square
  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara
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Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 4 nights more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Time Out Market Lisboa, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Time Out Market Lisboa has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 59,217 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Luís de Camões Square. This city feature got an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from its 26,135 guests.

As a matter of fact, this remarkable park has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 26,580 travelers.

Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Gambrinus is one of the top restaurants in the city.

If you’re looking for another option near your accommodation, O Arco is also one of the best restaurants you can try in the city. O Arco proved an excellent choice for around 807 visitors, who gave the restaurant an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.6 over 5 stars given by 305 customers.

This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Almada, Charneca de Caparica, Feijó, and Lisbon

  • Almada
  • Lisbon
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Drive 66 km, 1 hour 53 min

  • Paisagem Protegida da Arriba Fóssil da Costa de Caparica
  • Rainha Beach
  • Praia Nova / Nova Praia, Costa de Caparica
  • Sanctuary of Christ the King
  • Park Paz
  • More

On day 4 of your relaxed road trip across Portugal, you'll explore the best attractions in Almada at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Almada, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Paisagem Protegida da Arriba Fóssil da Costa de Caparica. This incredible park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,270 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Portugal by seeing another popular site in Almada, the wonderful Rainha Beach. This best-rated sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,270 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Praia Nova / Nova Praia, Costa de Caparica. This must-see tourist destination has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Sanctuary of Christ the King. This colossal statue of jesus is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from 34,961 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Park Paz. This amazing site is a wonderful park with more than 10,019 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 4 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Portugal. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Almada itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Portugal extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Almada. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Trindade. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 6,002 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Lisbon Tu e Eu, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Lisbon Tu e Eu is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by 3,086 customers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Almada and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 4 of your relaxed road trip across Portugal, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Sintra, Colares, and Lisbon

  • Agualva-Cacém
  • Lisbon
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Drive 106 km, 3 hours 9 min

  • Cabo da Roca
  • Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
  • Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Castle of the Moors
  • Quinta da Regaleira
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On day 5 of your relaxed road trip across Portugal, you'll explore the best attractions in São Pedro de Penaferrim at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in São Pedro de Penaferrim, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 2 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous National Palace of Pena. This incredible museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 86,631 travelers.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 5 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Portugal. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your São Pedro de Penaferrim itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Portugal extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in São Pedro de Penaferrim.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in São Pedro de Penaferrim and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 5 of your relaxed road trip across Portugal, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Sao Martinho do Porto, Nazaré, and Aveiro District

  • Alcobaça
  • Aveiro District
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Drive 277 km, 3 hours 52 min

  • Praia de São Martinho do Porto
  • Nazaré beach
  • Baloiço da Ladeira
  • Miradouro do Suberco
  • Farol da Nazaré
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Day 6 of your relaxed road trip across the beautiful country of Portugal will take you on a self-paced journey to two incredible places in one day. See some of the best attractions in Portugal, taste the most delectable foods and exquisite drinks, and make incredible memories as you go!

You’ll begin your day and sightseeing in Sao Martinho do Porto, and continue your explorations in the city of Nazaré. The charming Aveiro District is where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Your first stop is the great city of Sao Martinho do Porto, where you will see the amazing Praia de São Martinho do Porto. This famous best-rated sightseeing destination has an impressive 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 17,542 people.

Give yourself the opportunity to see more of Sao Martinho do Porto than meets the eye by joining a top-rated tour. Put your relaxed road trip to a halt in favor of an in-depth exploration of the city’s best sights and hidden gems while connecting with locals and fellow travelers.

After exploring the city of Sao Martinho do Porto, it’s time to hit the road again and continue your relaxed road trip to another city in Portugal, the lovely Nazaré!

In Nazaré, you’ll find the magnificent Nazaré beach. This popular beach has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 31,563 visitors.

Find out why many travelers love Nazaré by checking out another of its famous tourist destinations, the spectacular Baloiço da Ladeira. This popular site is a wonderful best-rated sightseeing destination that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,218 travelers.

As you continue your laid-back tour around the city of Nazaré, you may check out another famous sight, the fantastic Miradouro do Suberco. The popular attraction, a stunning best-rated sightseeing destination, is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 22,760 travelers.

If you want to discover more, then consider stopping by the eye-catching Nazaré Lighthouse. This one-of-a-kind sight, an incredible lighthouse, has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 10,888 reviews.

After exploring all these beautiful places, drive leisurely to the beautiful city of Aveiro District for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Here you can choose from the best selection of hotels and places to stay as you get to know more about this spectacular city.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best places to visit in Portugal, it’s time to make your relaxed road trip even more comforting. Sit down for a lovely meal at one of the best restaurants in Aveiro District.

We highly recommend going to Subenshi Sushi. This place is a popular restaurant with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,703 customers.

Another great restaurant option is Restaurante O Bairro. This food place is often recommended by travelers and has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,652 customers.

You can also eat at the top-rated Maré Cheia. Offering great food and amazing service, this restaurant has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,870 customers.

After dinner, it’s time to fall in love with the amazing nightlife in Aveiro District and unwind at some of the best bars in the city.

Check out Alicarius for a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This incredible bar is highly recommended and has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,005 customers.

Another amazing bar that serves many kinds of beverages and cocktails is Kitten's Irish Pub. This bar has a wonderful rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 850 customers.

You may also try The Iron Duke Pub, another top-rated bar in the city. About 747 bargoers have given this place a thumb up, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Let’s toast to day 6 of your laid-back self-drive in Nazaré! Celebrate this unique opportunity to enjoy a memorable road trip adventure across Portugal!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Aveiro District, Gafanha da Encarnação, Ovar, and Porto

  • Aveiro District
  • Porto
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Drive 114 km, 2 hours

  • Ponte Laços de Amizade
  • Aveiro Museum
  • Infante Dom Pedro Park - City Park
  • Casas Típicas da Costa Nova
  • Furadouro beach
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Day 7 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Portugal gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Aveiro District. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Porto, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 5 nights.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Ponte dos Laços de Amizade is waiting for you. This top-tier point of interest has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,352 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Aveiro railway station. This unique railway station is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,495 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible Infante Dom Pedro Park - City Park. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,582 visitors, this park is one of the top sights to visit in the area.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Aveiro District has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Portugal. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Porto. In Porto, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Portugal.

After a long day of driving and exploring along your relaxed road trip route, sitting down for a well-cooked restaurant meal in Gafanha da Encarnação is an excellent idea.

A popular restaurant we recommend you try is Nata Lisboa, one of the best restaurants in Gafanha da Encarnação. With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,037 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Nata Lisboa.

Locals also recommend Tapabento S. Bento as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at Tapabento S. Bento as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,413 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at Muu Steakhouse. Muu Steakhouse is another of the most popular places to eat in Gafanha da Encarnação. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 1,431 customers.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Brasão Aliados. Brasão Aliados is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,812 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is Base Porto. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,621 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

Alternatively, head to Aduela. This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night. Aduela is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,570 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Portugal!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Porto

  • Porto
  • More

Drive 14 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • Bolsa Palace
  • Luís I Bridge
  • Porto Cathedral
  • Ageas Porto Coliseum
  • Parque de Serralves
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Day 8 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip through Portugal serves as your introduction to Porto. This is your chance to experience the very best of the city and appreciate Portugal and its distinct culture and people.

Upon arriving in Porto, you can check in at the accommodation of your choice for a quick break. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,955 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star HF Ipanema Park. With an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 4,125 guests, HF Ipanema Park is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the city.

The 3-star Park Hotel Porto Gaia offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. Park Hotel Porto Gaia is a top-rated budget hotel in Porto with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 4,354 guests.

These recommendations are among the most popular places to stay in Porto. If any of these options are not available during your stay in the city, we’ll provide you with the best alternatives. Our flexible booking system will automatically offer you a selection of accommodations that fit your budget and needs.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Porto, allowing you to explore the city at a relaxed pace. For example, you can take in the unique atmosphere of the city from the outstanding Bolsa Palace. This museum and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in Porto. The fascinating Bolsa Palace has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,029 travelers.

Porto is also home to the captivating Luís I Bridge, a local must-see tourist destination and another popular attraction in the city. About 79,912 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The extraordinary Porto Cathedral is another unforgettable place you can visit on your easy and relaxed road trip across Portugal. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 28,944 travelers, Porto Cathedral proves to be one of the top sights in the area.

You’ll enjoy the time you’ll spend at the incredible Ageas Porto Coliseum. A trip to this wonderful site will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing top-tier point of interest and attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 8,636 reviews.

When you’re in the mood to experience something amazing, we recommend you visit the fantastic Parque de Serralves. Every year, travelers gather around this fascinating park and sightseeing spot to appreciate its unique features. Around 9,971 visitors have rated the famous Parque de Serralves an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Porto, its culture, and people. So for a more meaningful travel experience in the city, we recommend you join one of the most popular tours available on this day of your relaxed road trip across Portugal.

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of Portugal. After a day of appreciating the best places to visit in Porto, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

Ranking high on our list of the best restaurants in Porto is Do Norte Café by Hungry Biker. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,325 customers, you really have to try the savory dishes of this excellent restaurant.

Locals love Chama for its delicious meals, and we recommend you visit the restaurant at least once during your stay in Porto. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 574 customers.

Another alternative is Abadia do Porto. This restaurant serves a variety of comforting food and drinks and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,633 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Porto. At Bonaparte Downtown, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,088 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your relaxed road trip at Letraria Porto, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,654 reviews.

Capela Incomum is also one of the best places in Porto where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,234 customers.

Sleep comfortably and prepare for another day of your laid-back adventure in Portugal!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Porto

  • Porto
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Drive 19 km, 1 hour 32 min

  • Torre dos Clérigos
  • Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal
  • Casa da Música
  • She Changes
  • Parque da Cidade do Porto
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The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal. This incredible garden has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 39,364 travelers.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 9 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Portugal. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Portugal extra special!

One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Negra Café Baixa. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,213 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Bulha Sá da Bandeira, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Bulha Sá da Bandeira is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 by 1,983 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended tascö. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,119 food lovers.

Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular FÉ Wine & Club. This vibrant bar is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,278 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular THE ROYAL COCKTAIL CLUB. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 932 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is HD Bar to Be Wild. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. HD Bar to Be Wild has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 696 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 9 of your relaxed road trip across Portugal, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Tenões, Espinho, Lindoso, and Porto

  • Braga
  • Porto
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Drive 264 km, 3 hours 39 min

  • Sameiro Sanctuary
  • Bom Jesus do Monte
  • Park Avenida Central
  • Peneda-Gerês National Park
  • More

On day 10 of your relaxed road trip across Portugal, you'll explore the best attractions in Tenões at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Tenões, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 2 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Bom Jesus do Monte. This incredible minor basilica has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 28,953 travelers.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 10 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Portugal. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Tenões itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Portugal extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Tenões. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Bacalhau. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,067 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Garden Porto, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Garden Porto is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by 1,528 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Reitoria. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,618 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Tenões and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Novo Oporto. This vibrant bar is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 573 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Casa Guedes Tradicional. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,120 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Adega Leonor. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Adega Leonor has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,161 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 10 of your relaxed road trip across Portugal, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Guimaraes, Avintes, and Porto

  • Guimarães
  • Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Porto
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Drive 163 km, 2 hours 40 min

  • Castle of Guimarães
  • Largo do Toural
  • Jardim do Morro
  • Zoo Santo Inácio
  • Praia da Granja
  • More

Today is also another excellent opportunity to dine at some of the top-rated restaurants and bars in Portugal.

From your accommodation, or your home for another 1 night, you’ll leisurely drive to your first stop of the day, the remarkable Jardim do Morro. This amazing attraction is one of the best travel destinations in the city of Santa Marinha e São Pedro da Afurada. The famous Jardim do Morro has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 27,309 visitors.

There’s still a lot of things to see and experience in Portugal. After exploring Santa Marinha e São Pedro da Afurada, it’s time to get back on the road and drive comfortably to your next destination, the wonderful city of Arcozelo. The city has so much to offer and your trip will surely be memorable.

You can visit the spectacular Praia da Granja. This beach is one of the known tourist destinations in the city The amazing Praia da Granja has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,846 visitors.

Your relaxed road trip across Portugal continues as you discover more popular sites and explore to your heart’s content.

Another way to make your easygoing and relaxed road trip in Portugal more special is by joining unique tours and activities in Portugal. Guimaraes offers a wide selection of experiences for every traveler.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you can drive back to your accommodation in the city of Porto to rest and refresh yourself after your long adventure.

After your meal, it’s time to loosen up and experience the nightlife in Porto. Unwind at the amazing Adega Sports Bar and get a few glasses of their bestselling liquor. Adega Sports Bar is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,130 customers.

Hop on to another top-rated bar in the city and have an amazing night. Visit the Embaixada do Porto bar and try its wide selection of beverages and liquor. This bar is a favorite among locals and has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,850 customers.

Make the most of your Porto nightlife experience and get a few shots of your favorite drink at the Bali-Hai Polynesian Bar. This bar is highly recommended, having an outstanding 4.6 out of 5 stars from 877 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in Portugal with this fun but relaxed road trip escapade!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Fátima and Leiria District

  • Ourém
  • Coimbra
  • Leiria
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Drive 239 km, 2 hours 57 min

  • Paço das Escolas
  • Sanctuary of Fátima
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima
  • Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity
  • More

On day 12 of your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure, you’ll have the chance to visit two remarkable areas in Portugal. Since this self-drive tour offers freedom and flexibility, you can decide how much time you want to spend in each place to enjoy the memorable travel destinations in Portugal.

Your first destination is the beautiful city of Coimbra. As the day progresses, you’ll continue your in-depth tour of the country in the city of Fátima. You’ll spend 1 night in Leiria District.

Take the opportunity to relax while admiring what the city has to offer. While on a relaxed road trip, one of the best places to explore in the city is the remarkable Paços da Universidade ou Paços das Escolas. This palace and popular sightseeing spot has an average rating of 4.5 over 5 stars from 16,616 visitors.

While exploring the city of Coimbra, we highly recommend you join one of its top-rated tours. Joining a tour will allow you to better understand the local culture in Portugal, meet new people, and create memorable experiences, while you comfortably enjoy.

After a fun experience in Coimbra, buckle up and enjoy a relaxing drive to your next stop, the incredible city of Fátima. This is your opportunity to create more unforgettable memories in Portugal and discover the wonderful Fátima.

While in Fátima, take a break at one of its best attractions, the great Sanctuary of Fátima. This shrine to the virgin mary and popular site has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 107,827 reviews.

Another top location in the city is the fascinating Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima. Most travelers find that this church and travel destination lives up to its rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 12,219 reviews.

If you’re interested in exploring more unique attractions, visit the fantastic Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity. This travel spotis a go-to place in Fátima. This stunning attraction and church has a 4.8 out of 5 star-rating from 15,906 visitors.

As this day of your laid-back exploration of the best attractions in Portugal comes to a close, continue your relaxed road trip adventure in Leiria District. Drive leisurely, enjoy the views, and listen to some good music. In Leiria District, you’ll choose from the best hotels and places to stay in the city and restore your energy.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, take it easy and have a wonderful dinner at one of the best restaurants in Leiria District. Check out Restaurante Mata Bicho | Real Taverna, a top choice in Portugal due to its excellent meals and service.

Another Leiria District restaurant to try is a local favorite, Atlas Leiria.

If you’re looking for another must-visit option, Mulligan's Irish Bar is a perfect choice. This popular restaurant in Leiria District has a score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 928 people.

After dinner, many travelers enjoy hanging out and unwinding at some of the top bars in Leiria District. The popular O'sullivan Tavern Pool Club has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 906 customers and is the perfect place to fully appreciate your unhurried and relaxed road trip vacation in Portugal.

You could also relax with a drink at another popular bar like Chico Lobo. This hang-out has an average rating of 4.3 from 883 individuals.

If you want to visit another place, the locals of Leiria District recommend 100 Montaditos | Leiria. Due to its local reputation, this bar boasts an average rating of 4.3 over 5 stars from 1,373 individuals.

Celebrate another day of your relaxing road trip through Portugal with a toast at a top-rated bar in Leiria District!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Óbidos, Batalha, Mira de Aire, and Lisbon

  • Leiria
  • Lisbon
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Drive 212 km, 3 hours 19 min

  • Castle of Leiria
  • Batalha Monastery
  • Mira de Aire Cave
  • Castle of Óbidos
  • Castle of Óbidos
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Day 13 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Portugal gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Leiria District. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Lisbon, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 1 night.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Castle of Leiria is waiting for you. This castle has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,629 visitors.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Leiria District has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Portugal. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Lisbon. In Lisbon, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Portugal.

After a long day of driving and exploring along your relaxed road trip route, sitting down for a well-cooked restaurant meal in Óbidos is an excellent idea.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations.

This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Portugal!

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Day 14

Day 14 – Lisbon - departure day

  • Lisbon - Departure day
  • More
  • Miradouro de Santa Luzia
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Day 14 of your relaxed road trip in Portugal is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Lisbon.

Depending on when you need to leave, you might be able to fit in some sightseeing or shopping. Embrace the beauty of Lisbon once more and find some souvenirs to help you remember your time in the city. To end your relaxing road trip in Portugal on top, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Miradouro de Santa Luzia is an extraordinary attraction that is perfect for your last day in Lisbon. This top sight is a popular scenic viewpoint, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 32,846 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 14 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Lisbon or just grab something light to keep you going.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Lisbon and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 14-day relaxed road trip in Portugal is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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