6-Day Lisbon to Porto Road Trip Itinerary


Discover the Best of Central Portugal with my 6-Day Lisbon to Porto Road Trip Itinerary. Designed by a local expert for the perfect self-guided vacation

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Say goodbye to the stress and uncertainty of planning a road trip in an unfamiliar region and say hello to a seamless and unforgettable adventure through the heart of Central Portugal. 

My Lisbon to Porto driving itinerary takes the guesswork out of exploring this diverse region. With a day-by-day plan of where to go, what to see, and where to stay, you’ll have all the essential information at your fingertips. 

From the must-see landmarks to the hidden gems off the beaten track, I’ve created an interesting and varied itinerary that showcases the best of both worlds, visiting some of my favourite spots.

These include: art-filled gardens, palaces, castles, monasteries, nature reserves, wineries, historical villages, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, quaint small towns, uniquely Portuguese museums, a magical forest, walking trail, river beach and stunning coastlines. 

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Portugal or a seasoned traveller looking for a fresh perspective, my Lisbon to Porto road trip itinerary enables you to embark on an unforgettable journey by car.


🚘 Ready-to-use self-guided, self-drive itinerary that takes you from Lisbon to Porto with flexibility to go at your own pace

📆 Day-by-day plan of where to go and what to see in a logical order, saving you hours of research time 

⌚ Approximate driving times between destinations to help you pace your day

🏛️ Includes major ‘must-see’ sights and off the beaten track spots so you get to enjoy some of my favourite spots

ℹ️ Insider travel tips to help your day go as smoothly as possible, including opening times and prices for key sights

🅿️ Suggestions for where to park where needed

🛌 Eco-friendly accommodation suggestions at different price points, all with parking facilities (except Porto, where you won’t need a car)

➡️ Alternative options to suit different interests, e.g. Roman ruins vs a quaint village with hiking trail and river beach

🗣️ Suggested tours in towns and cities to give you a deeper understanding of local history and culture

🏞️ Activities you can do without a guide if you’d rather stay independent and flexible

🍽️ Restaurant suggestions where you can experience genuine Portuguese food

📱 Online version of the itinerary plus option to use it within an app or download as a PDF


Once you purchase the 6-Day Lisbon to Porto Road Trip Itinerary, you will receive an email with access to an online version complete with necessary links, maps, images and addresses. 

You’ll have everything you need at your fingertips to enable you to book your car rental, accommodations, and any tours that you wish to take. 

You can also click the links to get more information about the sights, restaurants and other places mentioned in this detailed travel plan.


Are driving directions included? No, because your start and end points will be dependent upon where you choose to rent the car from, as well as your accommodation. You also have options of places to visit on some days so there are too many variables. I have provided an overview map of the key locations within the itinerary to help you understand the route. The day by day information contains names, address and links to specific sites and suggestions for parking areas so you can build your own daily driving route in Google Maps or other navigation tool.

Can I get a hard copy of the itinerary? You will receive a link to an online version of the itinerary, which will automatically be updated with any subsequent changes I may make in light of new information. You also have the option to download this Lisbon to Porto itinerary into an app on your mobile device. The digital options not only reduce the environmental impact of printing but also enable you to make full use of the links contained within the itinerary. However, if you wish to download it as a PDF and print it out, this is also possible.

Does this itinerary include things to do in Lisbon and Porto? The itinerary starts when you pick up your rental car from Lisbon on Day 1 so no Lisbon activities are included. It ends when you reach Porto in the afternoon of Day 6. I have made a couple of suggestions for things to do that afternoon/evening but you probably won’t have time to do much on that day so I haven’t gone into any detail. Check out my Best of Porto in 1-2 Days Self-guided Walking Tour for more about what to do in that city. You will need to add extra nights to your itinerary for this.

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