Architectural arches of the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon

Self-Drive Portugal Itinerary: Iconic Cities to Charming Towns

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited


Places Visited

Lisbon, Evora, Alentejo, Estremoz...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Creating a loop from the vibrant capital city of Lisbon, this 10-day self-driving tour is an adventure into the soul of Portugal. Connect with the locals, venture away from the tourist trail, and discover the dazzling diversity of destinations that make the country so distinctive. Indulge in the coastline, castles, marble towns, salty harbors, sunbaked plains, spire-packed cities, and much more. With this unique route, you celebrate all the highlights that Portugal loves to hide.

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Trip Highlights

  • Follow a unique self-drive route that has been handcrafted to celebrate the complete allure of Portugal, with each destination offering a different version of history and culture
  • Explore the dazzling open landscapes of Portugal, crossing the dusty Alentejo plains, green Minho valleys, and cliff-strewn coastlines
  • Enjoy sublime accommodation in some of Portugal’s oldest destinations, like a castle town from the eighth century and a charming walled city of cobblestone and whitewashed houses
  • Discover many of the country’s World Heritage Sites, including the cities of Evora and Guimaraes, Coimbra University, and the monasteries at Alcobaca and Batalha
  • Uncover Portugal’s most recognizable highlights with two guided days in Lisbon and a full day in and around Porto
  • Meet with the locals and enjoy traditional Portuguese hospitality as you travel to destinations that are far from the tourist trail
  • Stop at dozens of panoramas along the way, including castles above the Atlantic waves and the highest mountains in Portugal

Starting Price

$3,115 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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