Cheap 12-Day Portugal Road Trip from Porto to Coimbra, Lisbon, Caldas da Rainha, and Leiria District

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Jan. - Dec.
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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 12-day road trip through Portugal! Travel to Porto, Avintes, Coimbra, Fátima, Almada, Feijó, Lisbon, São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Colares, Caldas da Rainha, Nazaré, Óbidos, Batalha, Leiria District, Gafanha da Encarnação, Ovar, and Aveiro with this cheap holiday package!

Explore Portugal for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap Portugal travel package promises an exhilarating 12-day adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country.

Stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 3 nights in Porto, 2 nights in Coimbra, 4 nights in Lisbon, 1 night in Caldas da Rainha, and 1 night in Leiria District. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Portugal and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Portugal at the lowest price!

On arrival in Porto, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Portugal. Portugal offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your cheap holiday in Portugal, the choice of accommodation is entirely yours. Enjoy the freedom to select the ideal budget-friendly stay that perfectly matches your needs. Rest assured, your affordable accommodation will provide a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

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 affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 12-day vacation in Portugal. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 11 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Portugal with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Portugal travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Portugal and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Portugal's famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions. There's no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Portugal offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here, you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Portugal with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours in Portugal fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Vila Nova de Gaia - city in PortugalVila Nova de Gaia
Caldas da Rainha - city in PortugalCaldas da Rainha / 1 night
Porto, Portugal old town ribeira aerial promenade view with colorful houses, Douro river and boats.Porto / 3 nights
Leiria - city in PortugalLeiria / 1 night
Coimbra - region in PortugalCoimbra / 2 nights
Aveiro - city in PortugalAveiro
Photo of Lisbon City Skyline with Sao Jorge Castle and the Tagus River, Portugal.Lisbon / 4 nights
Almada - city in PortugalAlmada
Photo of monumental ensemble of the sanctuary and the basilica of our lady of Fatima, Portugal.Ourém
Agualva-Cacém

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Attractions

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
Photo of Palace of Sintra (Palacio Nacional de Sintra) in Sintra in a beautiful summer day, Portugal.Sintra National Palace
Santa Justa LiftSanta Justa Lift
Photo of Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, Porto, Portugal.Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal
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
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 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 Portugal dos Pequenitos park, Coimbra, Portugal, Europe.Portugal dos Pequenitos
Photo of Casa da Música, Porto ,Portugal.Casa da Música
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
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
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
Ponte Laços de Amizade, Vera Cruz, Glória e Vera Cruz, Aveiro, Baixo Vouga, Centro, PortugalPonte Laços de Amizade
Jardim Botânico do Porto | Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da U.Porto, Lordelo do Ouro, Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalJardim Botânico do Porto | Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da U Porto
Parque Dom Pedro Infante - City Park, Glória, Glória e Vera Cruz, Aveiro, Baixo Vouga, Centro, PortugalInfante Dom Pedro Park - City Park
Miradouro da Vitória
São BentoSão Bento Station
Aveiro Museum, Glória, Glória e Vera Cruz, Aveiro, Baixo Vouga, Centro, PortugalAveiro Museum
Barbican Gate, São Bartolomeu, Sé Nova, Santa Cruz, Almedina e São Bartolomeu, Coimbra, Baixo Mondego, Centro, PortugalBarbican Gate

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Day 1

Day 1 – Porto - arrival day

  • Porto - Arrival day
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  • São Bento Station
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Your exciting road trip through Portugal starts when you reach the incredible city of Porto, where you'll stay for 2 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Porto and begin your adventure in Portugal.

Porto is a popular cheap holiday destination in Portugal with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Portugal, Porto is also a great place to find top-rated budget accommodations. You'll find many of these accommodations close to bustling markets and cultural attractions.

Journey into the unknown at Porto São Bento, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable train station has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,080 reviews.

When it's time to eat or savor a refreshing drink, treat yourself to a delightful dining and drinking experience without paying more than necessary. Porto has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

Nata Lisboa stands out as a haven for budget-conscious travelers seeking exceptional flavors. Indulge in a delightful array of mouthwatering options. For those craving a casual dining experience, Tapabento S. Bento offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Muu Steakhouse, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

After your evening meal, enjoy a drink or two at Brasão Aliados, a must-visit destination for a great night out. Locals also enjoy the cocktails at Base Porto, where you can relax and have some fun in a welcoming environment. Another fantastic option is Aduela, known for offering a variety of snacks and drinks at affordable prices.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and a cheap holiday experience in Portugal!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Porto

  • Porto
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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • Parque da Cidade do Porto
  • Jardim Botânico do Porto | Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da U Porto
  • Porto Cathedral
  • Torre dos Clérigos
  • Miradouro da Vitória
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On day 2 of your budget-friendly road trip adventure in Portugal, you’ll go deep into Porto and see some of the destination’s most unforgettable attractions. Enjoy a feast at the end of the day, making the most of the time you have in the city of Porto — 1 night.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Porto Cathedral. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 28,944 reviews.

Continue your journey at Clerigos tower. This bell tower is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 16,727 travelers from near and far.

Porto is also the home of Miradouro da Vitória. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 5,667 visitors.

Portugal is a wonderful destination with so much to show and so many stories to tell. To have the most extraordinary time on your low-cost holiday in Portugal, consider adding tours to your affordable tour package to Portugal. Choose from many thrilling to laid back and budget-friendly excursions in Portugal that will add color and uniqueness to your adventure.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Portugal shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Porto is also home to a variety of excellent dining and drinking spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

Do Norte Café by Hungry Biker stands out as a haven for budget-conscious travelers seeking exceptional flavors. Indulge in a delightful array of mouthwatering options. For those craving a casual dining experience, Chama offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Abadia do Porto, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Bonaparte Downtown is an excellent example of a great bar in Porto offering drinks at reasonable prices. You can also hang out at Letraria Porto, another of locals’ go-to bars in Porto. But if you’re curious about bars that give you a taste of the nightlife scene in Porto, Capela Incomum is for you.

Toast to another unforgettable road trip adventure during your cheap holiday in Portugal!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Porto and Coimbra

  • Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Porto
  • Coimbra
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Drive 140 km, 2 hours 8 min

  • Casa da Música
  • Parque de Serralves
  • Luís I Bridge
  • Jardim do Morro
  • Zoo Santo Inácio
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Day 3 of your road trip across Portugal offers you the chance to visit 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Porto and Avintes. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Coimbra, where you'll stay for 2 nights.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Casa da Música. This concert hall is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Porto, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 18,098 visitors.

Luís I Bridge is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 79,912 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

When you're ready to see some sights, Parque de Serralves is a great place to start. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,971 visitors.

Take the opportunity to see Jardim do Morro. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 27,309 visitors.

While exploring Portugal is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Coimbra has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Coimbra on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Don't let a tight budget stop you from enjoying delicious meals and refreshing drinks in Coimbra. Here are a few top-rated restaurants and bars you may want to check out tonight.

Start your foodie adventure at Solar do Bacalhau, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to Restaurante Zé Manel dos Ossos, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss Restaurante Il Tartufo, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Dux Taberna Urbana, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, The Murphy's Irish Pub is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, A Cozinha da Maria also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Toast to another unforgettable road trip adventure during your cheap holiday in Portugal!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Coimbra

  • Coimbra
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Drive 3 km, 55 min

  • Paço das Escolas
  • Barbican Gate
  • Portugal dos Pequenitos
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Day 4 of your road trip adventure means another chance to make the best memories on your cheap holiday in Portugal. Prepare to be blown away by the city of Coimbra! You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Coimbra and conclude your journey with a lovely dinner, enjoying your remaining 1 night in the area.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Paços da Universidade ou Paços das Escolas. This palace is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Coimbra, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 16,616 visitors.

Barbican Gate is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,120 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

Touring the best attractions in Portugal offers you a glimpse of the country’s history and culture. But, you’ll be surprised to know that there’s more to Portugal you are yet to discover. Take part in an eye-opening experience to make the best of your affordable vacation in Portugal. Choose from all of the popular and budget-friendly tickets and activities available on this day of your cheap holiday in Portugal.

When it's time to eat or savor a refreshing drink, treat yourself to a delightful dining and drinking experience without paying more than necessary. Coimbra has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

Start your flavor-filled journey at Sete, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? Tapas nas Costas offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, Nacional is the perfect spot for you!

Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Papa and try some of its cocktails and snacks. Restaurante PASSAPORTE Coimbra is another great place to hang out and unwind. If you want to have a drink or two with locals, you'll want to visit O Garfinho à Portuguesa - Prato do dia, offering the perfect setting to unwind and savor the evening.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Portugal with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Portugal!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Coimbra and Lisbon

  • Ourém
  • Almada
  • Lisbon
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Drive 241 km, 3 hours 4 min

  • Sanctuary of Fátima
  • Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity
  • Park Paz
  • Sanctuary of Christ the King
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Day 5 of your self-drive vacation in Portugal will take you to the city of Lisbon, where you'll be staying for 4 nights. On your way to Lisbon, you'll explore 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in Portugal, including Fátima, Almada, and Feijó.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Fátima, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Coimbra to Fátima may take around 56 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Fátima, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Sanctuary of Fátima. This shrine to the virgin mary is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 107,827 reviews.

Continue your journey at Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity. This church is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,906 travelers from near and far.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Feijó, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Almada may take around 9 min. Upon your arrival in Almada, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Make Sanctuary of Christ the King one of your first sightseeing stops in Almada. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 34,961 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Fátima, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Feijó may take around 1 hour 26 min. Upon your arrival in Feijó, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Drop by the renowned Park Paz. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,019 visitors.

Lisbon offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Portugal. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

A cheap, budget vacation in Lisbon should not stop you from enjoying incredible food and refreshing drinks. When you're ready for the best dining and bar experiences in Lisbon, try some of our top recommendations.

Start your flavor-filled journey at daPrata52 - Petiscos ¦ Tapas, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? Alma offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, Lisboa Tu e Eu 2 is the perfect spot for you!

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Delirium Café Lisboa, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Sacramento do Chiado offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out The George. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Portugal! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Lisbon!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 33 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • Praça do Comércio
  • Rua Augusta Arch
  • LxFactory
  • Lisbon Zoo
  • Belém Tower
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Day 6 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Lisbon, proving that cheap holidays in Portugal can be extraordinary. Have fun exploring the best places to visit in the city. At the end of the day, enjoy wining and dining at Lisbon, with 3 nights to stay in the area.

Kick off the day at Praça do Comércio, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This square is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 108,290 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Rua Augusta Arch. Rua Augusta Arch is a triumphal arch with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 23,187 reviews.

Your discovery of Lisbon does not have to stop there. You can add a budget-friendly activity on your itinerary and get to know more about Lisbon on a personal level. Check out the fantastic selection of affordable tours and tickets offered on this leg of your journey across this top cheap holiday destination in Europe, Portugal.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Lisbon, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

Nicolau Lisboa offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to Duque. Or, try Belcanto, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

Delfina-Cantina Portuguesa offers many snacks and liquors at different price points. But if you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Lisbon, check out Brown's Central Hotel. You can also ensure a good time in this cheap holiday destination at Lisboa Bar.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Portugal!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 25 km, 1 hour 34 min

  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Luís de Camões Square
  • Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara
  • Time Out Market Lisboa
  • Lisbon Oceanarium
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Day 7 means another chance to make the best memories in Lisbon. You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Lisbon and check out the most popular dining spots. You still have 2 nights left to stay in the city. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away!

Drop by the renowned Santa Justa Lift. This popular sightseeing destination has been rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 48,439 visitors.

Visiting the most popular travel destinations in Portugal sometimes leaves you longing for more. Fortunately, there are plenty of unique and cheap tours to try out in Portugal. Portugal has something for everyone, and you can easily pick an activity you can add to your affordable vacation package. Check out all of the budget-friendly tours in Portugal that will fill you with new inspiration.

A cheap, budget vacation in Lisbon should not stop you from enjoying incredible food and refreshing drinks. When you're ready for the best dining and bar experiences in Lisbon, try some of our top recommendations.

Start your foodie adventure at Gambrinus, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to O Arco, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss Baía do Peixe - Terreiro do Paço, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

After your evening meal, enjoy a drink or two at Toca da Raposa, a must-visit destination for a great night out.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Lisbon!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 53 min

  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Castelo de S Jorge
  • Miradouro de Santa Luzia
  • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
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Day 8’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Lisbon, proving that cheap holidays in Portugal can be extraordinary. You have ample time, or 1 night, to stay in Lisbon. So make the most of today by going to the best places to visit, eat, and drink in the city.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Castelo de S. Jorge. This extraordinary museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 86,378 visitors.

Next, make your way to Miradouro de Santa Luzia. This scenic viewpoint is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 32,846 reviews.

Make your vacation in Portugal more memorable and epic without spending a fortune. Take advantage of the cheap holiday deals you'll find in Portugal and add budget-friendly activities to your travel plan.

Discovering the culinary wonders of Lisbon is a must-do on your budget-friendly vacation! When hunger strikes, make your way to one of the city's top dining spots.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to Trindade, known for its delectable cuisine and inviting ambiance. While immersing yourself in the local culture during your budget-friendly getaway, make sure to stop by Lisbon Tu e Eu - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Portugal! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Lisbon!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Lisbon, Colares, and Caldas da Rainha

  • Agualva-Cacém
  • Caldas da Rainha
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Drive 166 km, 3 hours

  • Cabo da Roca
  • Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • Sintra National Palace
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On day 9 of your cheap holiday travels in Portugal, you’ll tour 3: São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, and Colares. You'll stay in Caldas da Rainha for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Sintra. This drive usually takes around 13 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you're ready to see some sights, National Palace of Pena is a great place to start. This museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 86,631 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Sintra. This drive usually takes around 13 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Quinta da Regaleira. This museum is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 54,624 visitors.

Sintra National Palace is another popular attraction you could visit today. This palace has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 48,888 visitors.

Upon reaching Colares, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Cabo da Roca. This cape is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 55,143 visitors.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Caldas da Rainha. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Caldas da Rainha, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Make the most of your budget vacation in Portugal by treating yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Caldas da Rainha that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

Discover the heart of Caldas da Rainha through its culinary scene, starting with Sabores d'Itália. Not only will you discover mouthwatering dishes, but you'll also be pleasantly surprised by their budget-friendly offerings. For a taste of tradition, try Maratona, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Casa Antero, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Bar 120 - Gin Bar, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Taskinha Do B3co provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Pateo do Baco offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Caldas da Rainha!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Caldas da Rainha and Leiria District

  • Leiria
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Drive 150 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • Nazaré beach
  • Miradouro do Suberco
  • Farol da Nazaré
  • Castle of Óbidos
  • Batalha Monastery
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On day 10 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Portugal, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Nazaré, Óbidos, and Batalha. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Leiria District, where you'll stay for 1 night.

After soaking in Caldas da Rainha’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Nazaré. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 28 min. When you arrive in Nazaré, it's time to take a break from the road.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Nazaré beach, a remarkable beach where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 31,563 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Miradouro do Suberco. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 22,760 travelers.

Nazaré Lighthouse is another must-visit attraction. This renowned lighthouse offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 10,888 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

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 Óbidos. Your travel time is around 43 min.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Castle of Óbidos. Previous visitors have rated this castle an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 34,915 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Batalha. This drive usually takes around 49 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Batalha Monastery, a remarkable former convent where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 26,705 reviews.

While exploring Portugal is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Leiria District has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Leiria District on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Leiria District, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to Restaurante Mata Bicho | Real Taverna, known for its delectable cuisine and inviting ambiance. While immersing yourself in the local culture during your budget-friendly getaway, make sure to stop by Atlas Leiria - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Mulligan's Irish Bar promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at O'sullivan Tavern Pool Club, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Chico Lobo, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, 100 Montaditos | Leiria provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Portugal with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Portugal!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Leiria District and Porto

  • Aveiro
  • Porto
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Drive 241 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • Infante Dom Pedro Park - City Park
  • Aveiro Museum
  • Ponte Laços de Amizade
  • Casas Típicas da Costa Nova
  • Furadouro beach
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Day 11 of your road trip across Portugal is another proof that cheap holidays in Portugal can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes touring 3 wonderful destinations — Gafanha da Encarnação, Ovar, and Aveiro. You’ll explore along your route leading to the city of Porto, where you'll be spending 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Aveiro, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Gafanha da Encarnação. This drive usually takes around 17 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Kick off the day at Casas Típicas da Costa Nova, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 10,354 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Ovar. This car ride takes around 45 min.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Furadouro beach. This beach is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 11,480 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Aveiro, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Leiria District to Aveiro may take around 1 hour 14 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Aveiro, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Infante Dom Pedro Park - City Park. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 6,582 reviews.

Aveiro railway station is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This railway station is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,495 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Ponte dos Laços de Amizade. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 9,352 reviews.

Porto offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Portugal. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

Savor the mouthwatering delights of Porto, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best restaurant and bar options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate. Whether you're in the mood for a casual bite or a refreshing cocktail, these spots have something for everyone.

After a day of exploring, unwind at the popular Negra Café Baixa, serving up a tempting array of dishes that are well-loved by budget-savvy travelers. Bulha Sá da Bandeira is another great hotspot for culinary gems. If you’re into something unique but crafted with care and creativity, then head to tascö.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at FÉ Wine & Club, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to THE ROYAL COCKTAIL CLUB. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at HD Bar to Be Wild, another top-rated place in the area.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Portugal. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Portugal!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Porto - departure day

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  • Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal
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Your budget road trip vacation in Portugal is about to end. Day 12 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Porto.

On your last day in Portugal, take time to indulge in shopping at Porto’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 Porto.

If you have an appetite for one last delicious meal in Porto, consider a top-rated restaurant like Bacalhau, offering a menu of appetizing and affordable meals. Garden Porto is an excellent alternative if you feel like trying something different. Another popular restaurant you could check out is Reitoria, which is a great place to enjoy meals that will remind you of your fun memories in Porto.

You’ll then say farewell to Porto. 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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