Cheap 13-Day Portugal Road Trip from Porto to Chaves, Leiria, Lisbon, Coimbra, Braga, and Viana Do Castelo and surrounding area

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13 days & 12 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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12 nights included
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Kickstart an unforgettable journey with this 13-day cheap road trip in Portugal, tailored for travelers on a budget. Explore Porto, Santa Combinha, Vila Flor, Parâmio, Braganca, Chaves, Mirandela, Leiria, Sintra, Colares, São Pedro de Penaferrim, Lisbon, Fátima, Coimbra, Rio Caldo, Guimaraes, Candoso, Braga, Tenões, Lindoso, Soajo, Viana Do Castelo, Aveiro, Gafanha da Encarnação, and Ovar, where every turn is a new discovery.

Explore Portugal for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap Portugal travel package promises an exhilarating 13-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 5 nights in Porto, 1 night in Chaves, 1 night in Leiria, 2 nights in Lisbon, 1 night in Coimbra, 1 night in Braga, and 1 night in Viana Do Castelo. 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 13-day vacation in Portugal. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 12 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, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

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Santa Combinha
Gafanha da Encarnação
Porto, Portugal old town ribeira aerial promenade view with colorful houses, Douro river and boats.Porto / 5 nights
Candoso
Bragança District - region in PortugalBragança
Parâmio
Leiria - city in PortugalLeiria / 1 night
Vila Flor
Soajo
Coimbra - region in PortugalCoimbra / 1 night
Rio Caldo
Ovar
Chaves - city in PortugalChaves / 1 night
Colares - city in PortugalColares
Braga - city in PortugalBraga / 1 night
Sintra - city in PortugalSintra
Aveiro - city in PortugalAveiro
Viana do Castelo - city in PortugalViana do Castelo / 1 night
Photo of Lisbon City Skyline with Sao Jorge Castle and the Tagus River, Portugal.Lisbon / 2 nights
São Pedro de Penaferrim
Fátima - city in PortugalFátima
Photo of scenic aerial view of Mirandela city with residential houses with brownish tiled roofs, bridges crossing Tua river and water fountain on spring day, Braganca, Portugal.Mirandela
Guimarães - city in PortugalGuimarães

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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
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 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 beautiful lake in national park Peneda Gerês, Portugal.Peneda-Gerês National Park
Photo of Casa da Música, Porto ,Portugal.Casa da Música
PHOTO OF Clérigos Tower, Porto, Portugal.Torre dos Clérigos
Photo of Furadouro beach in Ovar. In recent years it has lost almost all of the beach sand it had.Furadouro beach
She changes as Rotunda da Anémona , designed by artist Janet Echelman in Northern , porto Portugal.She Changes
Casas Típicas da Costa Nova
Photo of Parque de Serralves,Porto,Portugal.Parque de Serralves
Church São Bento da Porta Aberta, Seara, Rio Caldo, Terras de Bouro, Braga, Cávado, North, PortugalChurch São Bento da Porta Aberta
Ponte Laços de Amizade, Vera Cruz, Glória e Vera Cruz, Aveiro, Baixo Vouga, Centro, PortugalPonte Laços de Amizade
cathedral of Braga, Portugal.Braga Cathedral
Ageas Porto Coliseum
Chapel of Souls, Santo Ildefonso, Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalChapel of Souls
Beach Azibo, Podence, Podence e Santa Combinha, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalBeach Azibo
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
Castle Bragança, Santa Maria, Sé, Santa Maria e Meixedo, Bragança, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalCastle Bragança
Aqui Nasceu Portugal
Toural Square (Largo do Toural) is one of the most central and important squares in Guimaraes, PortugalLargo do Toural
Azibo Reservoir Protected Landscape, Podence, Podence e Santa Combinha, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalAzibo Reservoir Protected Landscape
Granaries of Soajo, Soajo, Arcos de Valdevez, Viana do Castelo, Alto Minho, North, PortugalGranaries of Soajo
São BentoSão Bento Station
Montesinho Natural Park, Parâmio, Bragança, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalMontesinho Natural Park
Salinas de Aveiro, Glória, Glória e Vera Cruz, Aveiro, Baixo Vouga, Centro, PortugalSalinas de Aveiro
Piscinas Scorpio
Empire Park, Mirandela, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalEmpire Park
Military Museum of Bragança, Santa Maria, Sé, Santa Maria e Meixedo, Bragança, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalMilitary Museum of Bragança
Praia Fluvial da Fraga da Pegada, Santa Combinha, Podence e Santa Combinha, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalPraia Fluvial da Fraga da Pegada
Mirandela Leisure Park, Mirandela, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalMirandela Leisure Park
Barragem do Peneireiro
Museu da Oliveira e do Azeite, Mirandela, Bragança District, Terras de Trás-os-Montes, North, PortugalMuseu da Oliveira e do Azeite

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Day 1

Day 1 – Porto - arrival day

  • Porto - Arrival day
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  • Luís I Bridge
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Your exciting road trip through Portugal starts when you reach the incredible city of Porto, where you'll stay for 4 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.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Luís I Bridge. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 79,912 visitors.

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

Start your foodie adventure at Brasão Aliados, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to Nata Lisboa, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss Bulha Sá da Bandeira, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

FÉ Wine & Club is a great spot where you can enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day. Alternatively, THE ROYAL COCKTAIL CLUB is another excellent place to relax and have a drink or two after a busy day. You might also want to cap the night off at Bali-Hai Polynesian Bar, a fascinating bar that offers a unique ambiance and a wide selection of cocktails.

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 8 km, 36 min

  • Casa da Música
  • Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal
  • Torre dos Clérigos
  • Chapel of Souls
  • Ageas Porto Coliseum
  • More

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 — 3 nights.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Casa da Música. This extraordinary concert hall is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 18,098 visitors.

Next, make your way to Clerigos tower. This top attraction is a bell tower with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 16,727 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Chapel of Souls. This church is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,819 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Ageas Porto Coliseum. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,636 travelers.

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.

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 Porto that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

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

After dinner, look back into the highlights of today’s adventure and visit one of the best bars in Porto, Aduela. Alternatively, visit Adega Sports Bar, a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. You can also drop by Base Porto, where you can have drinks, let loose, and socialize.

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 3

Day 3 – Porto

  • Porto
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Drive 28 km, 1 hour 8 min

  • She Changes
  • Parque da Cidade do Porto
  • Parque de Serralves
  • Porto Cathedral
  • Jardim do Morro
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Day 3 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Porto, 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 Porto, with 2 nights to stay in the area.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Porto Cathedral. This much-appreciated cathedral is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 28,944 reviews.

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.

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

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at Capela Incomum, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is Garden Porto, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots. If you're eager to dine at a local-favorite spot, don't miss Chama, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

Embaixada do Porto is a great spot where you can enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Porto, Santa Combinha, and Vila Flor

  • Porto
  • Santa Combinha
  • Vila Flor
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Drive 386 km, 4 hours 12 min

  • Barragem do Peneireiro
  • Praia Fluvial da Fraga da Pegada
  • Azibo Reservoir Protected Landscape
  • Beach Azibo
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Ready for day 4 of your road trip vacation in Portugal? Discover more of Porto and beyond on this leg of your journey. Explore more top attractions, dive into new cultures, and enjoy unique experiences. Today is all about maximizing your 1 night in this vibrant destination!

Santa Combinha’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Vila Flor behind. This drive usually takes around 36 min. Santa Combinha welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Journey into the unknown at Praia Fluvial da Fraga da Pegada, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,064 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Azibo Reservoir Protected Landscape is a recommended place to visit. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,551 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Santa Combinha is Beach Azibo. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,662 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Santa Combinha offers an experience you will remember.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Vila Flor. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 42 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Journey into the unknown at Barragem do Peneireiro, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable dam has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 380 reviews.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Porto.

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

Discover the heart of Porto through its culinary scene, starting with Bacalhau. 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 HD Bar to Be Wild, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Bonaparte Downtown, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

A road trip vacation in Santa Combinha can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Portugal!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Porto, Parâmio, Braganca, and Chaves

  • Chaves
  • Parâmio
  • Bragança
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Drive 334 km, 4 hours 5 min

  • Military Museum of Bragança
  • Castle Bragança
  • Montesinho Natural Park
  • More

On day 5 of your cheap holiday travels in Portugal, you’ll tour 2: Parâmio and Braganca. You'll stay in Chaves for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Braganca, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Parâmio. This drive usually takes around 32 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Montesinho Natural Park. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,021 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Porto, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Braganca may take around 2 hours 11 min. Upon your arrival in Braganca, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Military Museum of Bragança. This museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,991 visitors.

Castle Bragança is another popular attraction you could visit today. This point of interest has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,601 visitors.

Chaves 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.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Chaves offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Portugal.

After a day of exploring, unwind at the popular 3 Cozinhas, serving up a tempting array of dishes that are well-loved by budget-savvy travelers. Restaurante Escoval is another great hotspot for culinary gems. If you’re into something unique but crafted with care and creativity, then head to Dom Quixote Cervejaria.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at D'el Rei Rooftop Bar after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Chillout Café for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Gold Bar is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Chaves, Mirandela, and Leiria

  • Leiria
  • Mirandela
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Drive 347 km, 3 hours 59 min

  • Empire Park
  • Museu da Oliveira e do Azeite
  • Mirandela Leisure Park
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On day 6 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Portugal, you’ll experience 1 charming destinations — Mirandela. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Leiria, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Mirandela and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 52 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Mirandela beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Empire Park. This park is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Mirandela, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,843 visitors.

Museu da Oliveira e do Azeite is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 311 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Mirandela Leisure Park. Visitors have rated this park an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,063 reviews.

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

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

Start your foodie adventure at Rei Arthur Café Bistrô, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to Café 32, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss Mulligan's Irish Bar, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Os Filipes Bar is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Patio do Barão, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Yellow Bar. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Leiria, Sintra, Colares, São Pedro de Penaferrim, and Lisbon

  • Lisbon
  • Sintra
  • Colares
  • São Pedro de Penaferrim
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Drive 221 km, 3 hours 40 min

  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • Cabo da Roca
  • Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
  • Park and National Palace of Pena
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Day 7 of your road trip across Portugal offers you the chance to visit 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Sintra, Colares, and São Pedro de Penaferrim. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Lisbon, where you'll stay for 2 nights.

After soaking in Leiria’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Sintra. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 40 min. When you arrive in Sintra, it's time to take a break from the road.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Quinta da Regaleira. Previous visitors have rated this museum an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 54,624 reviews.

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

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Cabo da Roca. This cape is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Colares, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 55,143 visitors.

São Pedro de Penaferrim’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Colares behind. This drive usually takes around 27 min. São Pedro de Penaferrim welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Make National Palace of Pena one of your first sightseeing stops in São Pedro de Penaferrim. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 86,631 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

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

Savor the culinary delights of Lisbon, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Delirium Café Lisboa offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to daPrata52 - Petiscos ¦ Tapas. Or, try Procópio bar, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Lisboa Bar stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Toca da Raposa offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Pub Português is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing 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 8

Day 8 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 39 km, 1 hour 38 min

  • Belém Tower
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • LxFactory
  • Time Out Market Lisboa
  • Lisbon Oceanarium
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Day 8 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 1 night left to stay in the city. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away!

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.

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.

Delfina-Cantina Portuguesa 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, Trindade offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Laurentina, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Bar TR3S Lisboa is an excellent example of a great bar in Lisbon offering drinks at reasonable prices. You can also hang out at 4 Caravelas, another of locals’ go-to bars in Lisbon. But if you’re curious about bars that give you a taste of the nightlife scene in Lisbon, Imprensa Cocktail and Oyster Bar is for you.

A road trip vacation in Lisbon can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Portugal!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Lisbon, Fátima, and Coimbra

  • Coimbra
  • Lisbon
  • Fátima
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Drive 217 km, 2 hours 51 min

  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Castelo de S Jorge
  • Miradouro de Santa Luzia
  • Praça do Comércio
  • Sanctuary of Fátima
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Day 9 of your self-drive vacation in Portugal will take you to the city of Coimbra, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Coimbra, you'll explore 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in Portugal, including Lisbon and Fátima.

Fátima’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Lisbon behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 25 min. Fátima welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Santa Justa Lift. This extraordinary point of interest is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 48,439 visitors.

Next, make your way to Castelo de S. Jorge. This top attraction is a museum with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 86,378 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Miradouro de Santa Luzia. This scenic viewpoint is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 32,846 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Praça do Comércio. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 108,290 travelers.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Lisbon, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Fátima. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 25 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Make Sanctuary of Fátima your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this shrine to the virgin mary an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 107,827 reviews.

Coimbra 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.

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.

Discover the heart of Coimbra through its culinary scene, starting with No Tacho cozinha portuguesa. 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 Restaurant Jardim da Manga, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Solar do Bacalhau, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Tintos & Tantos, known for its inviting atmosphere. Pinga Amor is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, RS Coffee Bar provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Coimbra, Rio Caldo, Guimaraes, Candoso, and Braga

  • Braga
  • Rio Caldo
  • Guimarães
  • Candoso
  • More

Drive 254 km, 3 hours 51 min

  • Piscinas Scorpio
  • Aqui Nasceu Portugal
  • Largo do Toural
  • Castle of Guimarães
  • Church São Bento da Porta Aberta
  • More

Day 10 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 — Rio Caldo, Guimaraes, and Candoso. You’ll explore along your route leading to the city of Braga, where you'll be spending 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Rio Caldo, 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 Guimaraes to Rio Caldo may take around 58 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Rio Caldo, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Make Church São Bento da Porta Aberta your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this church an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,627 reviews.

Guimaraes’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Candoso behind. This drive usually takes around 11 min. Guimaraes welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Aqui Nasceu Portugal. This much-appreciated point of interest is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,806 reviews.

Next up is Largo do Toural. This square has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,921 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Castle of Guimarães. This castle has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 29,815 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Candoso. This car ride takes around 1 hour 43 min.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Piscinas Scorpio. This extraordinary sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,941 visitors.

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

Discovering the culinary wonders of Braga 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 Restaurante Pecado da Sé, 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 Retrokitchen - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Casa de Pasto das Carvalheiras promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Tosga. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Sé La Vie offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Pelle, another top-rated bar 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 11

Day 11 – Braga, Tenões, Lindoso, Santa Tecla, and Soajo

  • Viana do Castelo
  • Tenões
  • Soajo
  • Braga
  • More

Drive 194 km, 3 hours 43 min

  • Braga Cathedral
  • Park Avenida Central
  • Bom Jesus do Monte
  • Granaries of Soajo
  • Peneda-Gerês National Park
  • More

On day 11 of your cheap holiday travels in Portugal, you’ll tour 5: Tenões, Lindoso, Santa Tecla, Soajo, and Braga. You'll stay in Viana Do Castelo for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Santa Tecla, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Tenões may take around 14 min. Upon your arrival in Tenões, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Bom Jesus do Monte. This much-appreciated minor basilica is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars in 28,953 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Lindoso, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Upon arrival in Lindoso, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Journey into the unknown at Peneda-Gerês National Park, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable national park has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 23,607 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Santa Tecla. This drive usually takes around 8 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Kick off the day at Park Avenida Central, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,097 reviews.

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

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

Restaurante Café Sport 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, Maria Petisca offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at O Vasco - Restaurante, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Docas Bar, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Café Paris. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at DCB - Double Bar Concept, another top-rated place in the area.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Viana Do Castelo!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Viana Do Castelo, Aveiro, Gafanha da Encarnação, Ovar, and Porto

  • Porto
  • Aveiro
  • Gafanha da Encarnação
  • Ovar
  • More

Drive 261 km, 3 hours 25 min

  • Ponte Laços de Amizade
  • Infante Dom Pedro Park - City Park
  • Salinas de Aveiro
  • Casas Típicas da Costa Nova
  • Furadouro beach
  • More

On day 12 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Portugal, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Aveiro, Gafanha da Encarnação, and Ovar. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Porto, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Viana Do Castelo and set your GPS to Aveiro. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 34 min. Upon reaching Aveiro, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Make Ponte dos Laços de Amizade one of your first sightseeing stops in Aveiro. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,352 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Infante Dom Pedro Park - City Park is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This park is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,582 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Salinas de Aveiro. This museum has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,154 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Aveiro and set your GPS to Gafanha da Encarnação. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 11 min. Upon reaching Gafanha da Encarnação, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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.

When you’ve had your share of Gafanha da Encarnação, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Ovar. Your travel time is around 45 min.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Furadouro beach. This beach is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 11,480 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.

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 Porto that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at Abadia do Porto, where every bite is a flavor-packed adventure! With an enticing menu of affordable delights, this spot is a must-visit for foodies on a budget. Another hotspot worth exploring during your cheap getaway is Muu Steakhouse - a local favorite and a top pick for mouthwatering delights. If you're eager to dine where the locals love, don't miss out on Do Norte Café by Hungry Biker, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Porto - departure day

  • Porto - Departure day
  • More
  • São Bento Station
  • More

Your budget road trip vacation in Portugal is about to end. Day 13 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 Novo Oporto, offering a menu of appetizing and affordable meals. Tapabento S. Bento is an excellent alternative if you feel like trying something different. Another popular restaurant you could check out is Casa Guedes Tradicional, 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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