Cheap 14-Day Portugal Road Trip from Porto traveling south to Leiria District, Caldas da Rainha, Lisbon, and Coimbra

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 14-day road trip through Portugal! Travel to Porto, Leiria District, Óbidos, Peniche, Carvalhal, Nazaré, Sao Martinho do Porto, Alcobaça, Caldas da Rainha, São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Colares, Lisbon, Almada, Fátima, Coimbra, 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 14-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 4 nights in Porto, 2 nights in Leiria District, 1 night in Caldas da Rainha, 4 nights in Lisbon, and 2 nights in Coimbra. 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 14-day vacation in Portugal. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 13 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, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Peniche - city in PortugalPeniche
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 / 4 nights
Leiria - city in PortugalLeiria / 2 nights
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 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
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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 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
Bacalhôa Buddha Eden, Carvalhal, Bombarral, Leiria, West, Centro, PortugalBacalhôa Buddha Eden
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
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 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
Initiation Well, São Martinho, Sintra, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalInitiation Well
Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Fátima, Ourém, Santarém, Médio Tejo, Centro, PortugalBasilica of the Most Holy Trinity
The Alcobaca Monastery is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic Monastery in Alcobaca, Portugal.Alcobaça Monastery
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
Nazaré lighthouse in Portugal with Big wavesFarol da Nazaré
Casas Típicas da Costa Nova
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
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
FC Porto Museum, Campanhã, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalF C Porto Museum
Parque Dom Pedro Infante - City Park, Glória, Glória e Vera Cruz, Aveiro, Baixo Vouga, Centro, PortugalInfante Dom Pedro Park - City Park
Cabo Carvoeiro cape near Portuguese town Peniche.Cabo Carvoeiro Lighthouse
Bolsa Palace, São Nicolau, Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalBolsa Palace
Miradouro da Vitória
Photo of he Santa Cruz Monastery (Monastery of the Holy Cross) is a National Monument in Coimbra, Portugal.Monastery of Santa Cruz
Beautiful path leading to fountain in the Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra in Portugal. The garden was founded in the 18th century and belongs to the most popular spots in the city.Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra
Church Santo Ildefonso, Santo Ildefonso, Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalChurch of Saint Ildefonso
Photo of Chapel of Apparitions - Fatima - Portugal. Chapel of the Apparitions
São BentoSão Bento Station
west facade of old romanesque cathedral in Coimbra.Old Cathedral of Coimbra
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 3 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.

Take the opportunity to see Porto São Bento. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,080 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 flavor-filled journey at Nata Lisboa, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? Tapabento S. Bento offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, Muu Steakhouse is the perfect spot for you!

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

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 17 km, 55 min

  • Parque de Serralves
  • Jardim Botânico do Porto | Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da U Porto
  • Torre dos Clérigos
  • Porto Cathedral
  • Luís I Bridge
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Day 2 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.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Clerigos tower. Previous visitors have rated this bell tower an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 16,727 reviews.

Porto Cathedral is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 28,944 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Luís I Bridge. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 79,912 reviews.

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.

Savor the culinary delights of Porto, 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.

Discover the heart of Porto through its culinary scene, starting with Do Norte Café by Hungry Biker. 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 Chama, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Abadia do Porto, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

Bonaparte Downtown offers many snacks and liquors at different price points. But if you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Porto, check out Letraria Porto. You can also ensure a good time in this cheap holiday destination at Capela Incomum.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Porto

  • Porto
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Drive 26 km, 1 hour 23 min

  • F C Porto Museum
  • Chapel of Souls
  • Casa da Música
  • She Changes
  • Parque da Cidade do Porto
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Day 3 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 Porto! You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Porto and conclude your journey with a lovely dinner, enjoying your remaining 1 night in the area.

Journey into the unknown at Chapel of Souls, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable church has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,819 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Casa da Música is a recommended place to visit. This concert hall is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 18,098 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.

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

Negra Café Baixa 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, Bulha Sá da Bandeira offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at tascö, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at FÉ Wine & Club and try some of its cocktails and snacks. THE ROYAL COCKTAIL CLUB 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 HD Bar to Be Wild, 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 4

Day 4 – Porto and Leiria District

  • Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Porto
  • Leiria
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Drive 180 km, 2 hours 36 min

  • Church of Saint Ildefonso
  • Ageas Porto Coliseum
  • Miradouro da Vitória
  • Bolsa Palace
  • Jardim do Morro
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Day 4 of your road trip across Portugal offers you the chance to visit 1 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Porto. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Leiria District, where you'll stay for 2 nights.

Drop by the renowned Church of Saint Ildefonso. This popular church building has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,434 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Ageas Porto Coliseum. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,636 visitors, this point of interest deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Miradouro da Vitória. This point of interest has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,667 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Bolsa Palace. This museum and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,029 local and international travelers.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Jardim do Morro. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 27,309 reviews.

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

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.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting O'sullivan Tavern Pool Club, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Chico Lobo is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, 100 Montaditos | Leiria also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

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 – Leiria District

  • Peniche
  • Leiria
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Drive 203 km, 2 hours 32 min

  • Bacalhôa Buddha Eden
  • Castle of Óbidos
  • Cabo Carvoeiro Lighthouse
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Day 5 of your exciting road trip across Portugal is proof that there's more to this country than meets the eye. Today's agenda is to explore Leiria District and its neighboring areas. Expect amazing attractions, a great dining experience, and a wonderful time discovering the daily lives of locals with 1 night left in Leiria District.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Óbidos. This drive usually takes around 15 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Journey into the unknown at Castle of Óbidos, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable castle has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 34,915 reviews.

Set your GPS to Peniche and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 30 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Peniche beckons with new experiences!

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Cabo Carvoeiro Lighthouse. This lighthouse is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,487 visitors.

Carvalhal’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Leiria District behind. This drive usually takes around 46 min. Carvalhal welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Bacalhôa Buddha Eden. This extraordinary amusement park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 28,988 visitors.

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

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, Leiria District 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.

Rei Arthur Café Bistrô offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to Hamburgueria da Baixa - Leiria. Or, try CaféCaphe de Leiria, Steakhouse e Tapas, cocktail bar, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

Complement this refreshing day with an equally refreshing drink at one of the best bars in the city of Leiria District, Os Filipes Bar. Yellow Bar is another popular bar in the area, perfect for people looking for a place to unwind and enjoy local drinks alone or with company. Locals also recommend Casulo Lounge Caffé, offering popular drinks and a lively atmosphere.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Leiria District and Caldas da Rainha

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

  • Nazaré beach
  • Miradouro do Suberco
  • Farol da Nazaré
  • Alcobaça Monastery
  • Praia de São Martinho do Porto
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Day 6 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 — Nazaré, Sao Martinho do Porto, and Alcobaça. You’ll explore along your route leading to the city of Caldas da Rainha, where you'll be spending 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Leiria District and set your GPS to Nazaré. 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 32 min. Upon reaching Nazaré, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Nazaré beach. This extraordinary beach has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 31,563 visitors.

Next, make your way to Miradouro do Suberco. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 22,760 reviews.

While in Nazaré, we also recommend a visit to Nazaré Lighthouse. This lighthouse has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 10,888 reviews.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Alcobaça, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Sao Martinho do Porto. This drive usually takes around 25 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Make Praia de São Martinho do Porto your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 17,542 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Alcobaça. This car ride takes around 23 min.

When you're ready to see some sights, Alcobaça Monastery is a great place to start. This cistercian monastery is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,929 visitors.

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

Savor the culinary delights of Caldas da Rainha, 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.

Start your flavor-filled journey at Sabores d'Itália, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? Maratona offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, Casa Antero is the perfect spot for you!

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Bar 120 - Gin Bar, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Taskinha Do B3co offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Pateo do Baco. 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 Caldas da Rainha!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Caldas da Rainha, Colares, and Lisbon

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  • Lisbon
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Drive 174 km, 3 hours 34 min

  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • Initiation Well
  • Cabo da Roca
  • Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
  • Park and National Palace of Pena
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On day 7 of your cheap holiday travels in Portugal, you’ll tour 3: São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, and Colares. You'll stay in Lisbon for 4 nights, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

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.

Drop by the renowned National Palace of Pena. This popular museum has been 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 1 hour 12 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Quinta da Regaleira. This museum is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Sintra, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 54,624 visitors.

Initiation Well is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 16,024 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

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.

Take the opportunity to see Cabo da Roca. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 55,143 visitors.

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

Savor the mouthwatering delights of Lisbon, 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.

Discover the heart of Lisbon through its culinary scene, starting with daPrata52 - Petiscos ¦ Tapas. 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 Alma, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Lisboa Tu e Eu 2, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

Keep the evening going at Delirium Café Lisboa, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Sacramento do Chiado, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is The George, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

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 26 km, 1 hour 32 min

  • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Rua Augusta Arch
  • Praça do Comércio
  • Lisbon Oceanarium
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Day 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 3 nights, to stay in Lisbon. So make the most of today by going to the best places to visit, eat, and drink in the city.

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

Next up, make your way to Rua Augusta Arch. This triumphal arch has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 23,187 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Praça do Comércio. This square has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 108,290 visitors.

Keen to do something new and one-of-a-kind today? There are many experiences you can add to your cheap vacation package. Check out all the budget-friendly activities and tours below and bag a cheap holiday deal.

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, Lisbon 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.

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at Nicolau Lisboa, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, Duque is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to Belcanto, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

After dinner, look back into the highlights of today’s adventure and visit one of the best bars in Lisbon, Delfina-Cantina Portuguesa. Alternatively, visit Brown's Central Hotel, a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. You can also drop by Lisboa Bar, where you can have drinks, let loose, and socialize.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 18 min

  • Lisbon Zoo
  • LxFactory
  • Time Out Market Lisboa
  • Luís de Camões Square
  • Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara
  • More

Day 9 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!

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Portugal. To have the best affordable travel experience in Portugal, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Portugal unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals 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.

Gambrinus offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to O Arco. Or, try Baía do Peixe - Terreiro do Paço, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

Visit Toca da Raposa, one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 50 min

  • Castelo de S Jorge
  • Miradouro de Santa Luzia
  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Belém Tower
  • More

On day 10 of your budget-friendly road trip adventure in Portugal, you’ll go deep into Lisbon 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 Lisbon — 1 night.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Castelo de S. Jorge. This extraordinary museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 86,378 visitors.

Next, make your way to Miradouro de Santa Luzia. This top attraction is a scenic viewpoint with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 32,846 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned locations, today is the perfect opportunity to join a popular activity in Lisbon. Plenty of budget-friendly tours in Lisbon offer enriching experiences that will make your cheap holiday in Portugal worth remembering for a lifetime.

Don't let a tight budget stop you from enjoying delicious meals and refreshing drinks in Lisbon. 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 Trindade, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is Lisbon Tu e Eu, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Lisbon and Coimbra

  • Ourém
  • Almada
  • Coimbra
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Drive 237 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • Sanctuary of Christ the King
  • Chapel of the Apparitions
  • Sanctuary of Fátima
  • Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity
  • More

On day 11 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Portugal, you’ll experience 2 charming destinations — Almada and Fátima. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Coimbra, where you'll stay for 2 nights.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Lisbon, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Almada. This drive usually takes around 24 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Sanctuary of Christ the King. This colossal statue of jesus is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 34,961 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Almada, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Fátima. Your travel time is around 1 hour 31 min.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Chapel of the Apparitions, a remarkable chapel where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars in 3,993 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Sanctuary of Fátima. This shrine to the virgin mary has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 107,827 travelers.

Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity is another must-visit attraction. This renowned church offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,906 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

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.

After a day of exploring, unwind at the popular Solar do Bacalhau, serving up a tempting array of dishes that are well-loved by budget-savvy travelers. Restaurante Zé Manel dos Ossos is another great hotspot for culinary gems. If you’re into something unique but crafted with care and creativity, then head to Restaurante Il Tartufo.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Dux Taberna Urbana, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out The Murphy's Irish Pub, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, A Cozinha da Maria provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Coimbra

  • Coimbra
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Drive 4 km, 34 min

  • Monastery of Santa Cruz
  • Barbican Gate
  • Old Cathedral of Coimbra
  • Paço das Escolas
  • Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra
  • More

Day 12 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Coimbra, 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 Coimbra, with 1 night to stay in the area.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Monastery of Santa Cruz. This temple is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Coimbra, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,199 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.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Old Cathedral of Coimbra. Visitors have rated this cathedral an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,894 reviews.

Paços da Universidade ou Paços das Escolas is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a palace rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 16,616 reviews.

Make your way to the fantastic Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra, perhaps the most famous cultural heritage in Coimbra. This attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,634 travelers.

Take the opportunity to embark on a unique experience in Coimbra. You’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of easy to challenging tour options you can choose from and add to this cheap vacation package.

Discovering the culinary wonders of Coimbra 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 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!

Papa is an excellent example of a great bar in Coimbra offering drinks at reasonable prices. You can also hang out at Restaurante PASSAPORTE Coimbra, another of locals’ go-to bars in Coimbra. But if you’re curious about bars that give you a taste of the nightlife scene in Coimbra, O Garfinho à Portuguesa - Prato do dia is for you.

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Day 13

Day 13 – Coimbra and Porto

  • Aveiro
  • Porto
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Drive 174 km, 2 hours 45 min

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

Day 13 of your self-drive vacation in Portugal will take you to the city of Porto, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Porto, you'll explore 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in Portugal, including Gafanha da Encarnação, Ovar, and Aveiro.

After soaking in Aveiro’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Gafanha da Encarnação. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 17 min. When you arrive in Gafanha da Encarnação, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Casas Típicas da Costa Nova. This much-appreciated sightseeing destination is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 10,354 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Gafanha da Encarnação, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Ovar may take around 45 min. Upon your arrival in Ovar, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

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

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Coimbra, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Aveiro may take around 46 min. Upon your arrival in Aveiro, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Infante Dom Pedro Park - City Park. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,582 visitors.

Next, make your way to Aveiro railway station. This railway station is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,495 reviews.

While in Aveiro, we also recommend a visit to Ponte dos Laços de Amizade. This sightseeing destination has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 9,352 reviews.

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

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.

Bacalhau 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, Garden Porto offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Reitoria, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Novo Oporto offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Casa Guedes Tradicional is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Adega Leonor is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

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Day 14

Day 14 – Porto - departure day

  • 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 14 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.

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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