11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Oranjestad, Aruba
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pinhao
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Nazare
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Lagos
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Braga
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Oranjestad, Aruba

2
nights
Porto

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porto online trip planner .

Oranjestad, Aruba to Porto is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Western European Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Oranjestad in September, expect nights in Porto to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pinhao.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Wine Tours & Tastings
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

1
night
Pinhao

Pinhao ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): do a tasting at Vinicola Wine & Soul, learn about winemaking at Quinta do Bomfim, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Douro Valley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pinhao day trip planning site .

Drive from Porto to Pinhao in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Nazare.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim

1
night
Nazare

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get great views at Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, then don't miss a visit to O Sitio, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nazare online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pinhao to Nazare in 3.5 hours. September in Nazare sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
O Sitio
O Sitio

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then don't miss a visit to Praca do Giraldo, then make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Evora online day trip planner .

Getting from Nazare to Evora by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nazare in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Evora, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 10th (Tue), stroll through Praia Dona Ana, get great views at Ponta Da Piedale, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Gil Eanes. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Pro Putting Garden, kick back and relax at Meia Praia, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lagos vacation planning website .

Drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for little chillier days in Lagos, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Braga.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

2
nights
Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll around Parque de Sao Joao da Ponte, make a trip to Sameiro Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, then admire the natural beauty at Garden da Avenida Central, then walk around Largo Carlos Amarante, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Braga route planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lagos to Braga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lagos in September, with highs in Braga at 27°C and lows at 16°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

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