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The best independent guide to Portugal

1 Week in Portugal; suggested tours and itineraries

Portugal is a diverse and fascinating country, and is the ideal destination for your one-week holiday. This is a proud country with a rich history, a welcoming people, and an extraordinary variety of sights, just waiting for you to discover them.

There are the vibrant cities of Lisbon and Porto, the historic walled towns of central Portugal, or the picturesque fishing villages dotted along the coastline. Portugal is blessed with beautiful natural scenery, there are the glorious beaches of the Algarve, the vineyard-covered hills of the Douro Valley or the arid interior of the Alentejo region.

With so many possibilities, it can be challenging to identify the most suitable itinerary for your 1-week Portuguese holiday. This article will provide a selection of our favourite 1-week routes, and will hopefully give you inspiration for your holiday.
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Summary of one-week tours of Portugal

The following are our suggested one-week tours of Portugal, and are the routes we recommend to friends and family who wish to discover the best of Portugal. This summary includes the best months to undertake the tours and which airport to fly into.

The Lisbon region in 1 week – (Mar-Oct) Flying in and out of Lisbon Airport*
The Porto region in 1 week – (May-Oct) Flying in and out of Porto Airport*
Lisbon to Porto – (May-Oct) Flying into Lisbon out from Porto*
Central Portugal – (April-Oct) Flying into Lisbon out from Porto
The Algarve in 1 week – (Sep-Jun) Flying in and out of Faro Airport*
The undiscovered eastern Algarve - (Sept-Jun) Flying in and out of Faro Airport*

*These tours can be taken using public transport, and do not need a rental car.

Note: During the peak summer months (Jul-Aug), the Algarve is crowded with package tourists, so it is best to avoid the region for a touring holiday.

The 1-week tours of Portugal

The Lisbon region in 1 week

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The Porto region in 1 week

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Lisbon and Porto

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Central Portugal (Lisbon to Porto)

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The best of the Algarve in 1 week

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The undiscovered eastern Algarve

Related articles: Faro guideTavira guide - Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Other tours routes of Portugal

Keep it simple

Many guides and websites provide tours that cover the whole of Portugal in just seven days, but in reality, this entails a vast amount of travel and is simply exhausting. It is a much better idea to stay within one region and fully discover the sights in that area. Also, being based in the same accommodation eliminates the hassle of packing and transporting luggage.

Portugal has an extensive network of public transport, and it is inexpensive to use, so there is rarely the need for a rental car. It is also wise to fly in/out of the same airport as this reduced the cost of flights.

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