11 days in Braganca District, Evora District & Portalegre District Itinerary

11 days in Braganca District, Evora District & Portalegre District Itinerary

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Macedo de Cavaleiros
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Mora
— 1 night
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Elvas
— 3 nights
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Monsaraz
— 2 nights
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Evora
— 3 nights
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Macedo de Cavaleiros

— 1 night
Macedo de Cavaleiros is a municipality in northeastern Portugal, in Bragança District. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): head outdoors with Albufeira Do Azibo. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Casa do Careto, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Braganza, then see the interesting displays at Museu Iberico da Mascara e do Traje, and finally get outside with Parque Biologico de Vinhais.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Macedo de Cavaleiros trip planner.

Lisbon to Macedo de Cavaleiros is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mora.

Things to do in Macedo de Cavaleiros

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mora

— 1 night
Mora is a municipality in Évora District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the engineering at Conjunto da Barragem do Maranhao, then meet the residents at Fluviario de Mora, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monte Selvagem, and finally head outdoors with Pista Internacional Desportiva de Pesca de Mora.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mora trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Macedo de Cavaleiros to Mora in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Elvas.

Things to do in Mora

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Elvas

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Elvas side-trips: Centro Ciencia Viva de Estremoz (in Estremoz), Capela de Nossa Senhora da Penha (in Portalegre) and Marvao (Aglomerado urbano Intra-muros, Centro Cultural de Marvao, &more).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Elvas online travel planner.

Getting from Mora to Elvas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mora to Elvas. Traveling from Mora in July, you will find days in Elvas are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monsaraz.

Things to do in Elvas

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Nightlife

Side Trips

Monsaraz

— 2 nights
Monsaraz is a civil parish of the municipality of the Reguengos de Monsaraz, on the right margin of the Guadiana River in Portuguese Alentejo region, near its border with Spain. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Herdade do Esporao, kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial de Mourao, and then make a trip to Rocha dos Namorados (S. Pedro do Corval). On the next day, make a trip to Fonte do Telheiro, then make a trip to Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz, then explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial de Monsaraz.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monsaraz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Elvas to Monsaraz takes an hour. Traveling from Elvas to Monsaraz, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Monsaraz

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Evora

— 3 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Family-friendly places like Centro Historico de Evora and Capela dos Ossos will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fountain Giraldo Square, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get outside with Evora Public Garden, and delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora road trip planner.

Getting from Monsaraz to Evora by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Braganca District travel guide

4.1
Castles · Churches · Specialty Museums
Bragança District is a traditional political division of Portugal, in the northeast corner bordering on Spain, covering 7.4% of the nation's continental landmass. The capital of the district, Bragança, is from Porto, the second largest town in Portugal, from the Spanish town of Zamora and from Salamanca, also in Spain. Bragança is administratively divided in twelve municipalities and 299 parishes located in the north-eastern part of Trás-os-Montes., the total resident population was approximately 148,808.

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Evora District travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · Landmarks
Spread over the gently rolling hills and fertile plains of the bucolic region of Antelejo, Evora District represents the more traditional part of Portugal, long ignored by foreign visitors that flock to the country's well-developed coastline. Although th...

Portalegre District travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Dinner Theaters · Castles