11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Faro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tomar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Guimaraes
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio dos Prazeres, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Belem, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Belem Church, and finally do a tasting at The Best Portugal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora, admire the local landmark of Largo do Carmo, then stop by Luvaria Ulisses, then delve into the distant past at Rua dos Correeiros Archaeological Nucleus, and finally savor the flavors at Mercado da Ribeira.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET) is 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Lisbon at 60°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Faro.

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Santa Maria de Belem Church ©
Santa Maria de Belem Church
Palacio de Belem ©
Palacio de Belem
Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora ©
Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora

1
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Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Soulful Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Sao Pedro, then appreciate the history behind Precious Time, and finally stop by Sweet Estoi.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Faro trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Faro by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Faro can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Evora.

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Paroquia de Sao Pedro ©
Paroquia de Sao Pedro
Sweet Estoi ©
Sweet Estoi

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Mamede, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, then stop by Divinus Gourmet, and finally deepen your understanding at Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora).

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Evora online trip builder .

You can drive from Faro to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Faro in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Evora, with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tomar.

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Igreja da Misericordia ©
Igreja da Misericordia
Igreja de Sao Mamede ©
Igreja de Sao Mamede
Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro ©

2
nights
Tomar

Tomar ©
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Museu Luso-Hebraico, pause for some serene contemplation at Charola, don't miss a visit to Janela do Capitulo, make a trip to Republic Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Gregorio, and finally make a trip to Escadinhas de Nossa Senhora da Piedade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, then push the limits with NaturZ, and then explore the activities along Zezere River.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tomar visit planner.

Getting from Evora to Tomar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Tomar sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Guimaraes.

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Zezere River ©
Zezere River
Capela de Sao Gregorio ©
Capela de Sao Gregorio

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Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to GUIMARAES, view the masterpieces at 9 Seculos, then view the masterpieces at Centro Internacional das Artes Jose Guimaraes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Capelas dos Passos da Paixao de Cristo.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Guimaraes road trip app .

Getting from Tomar to Guimaraes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In February in Guimaraes, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

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GUIMARAES ©
GUIMARAES

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mercado Bom Sucesso and Capela das Almas. Igreja do Carmo and Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara) will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Ribeira Square, snap pictures at Porto Bridge Climb, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Santo Ildefonso.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto route builder website .

Traveling by car from Guimaraes to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Porto are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

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Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum

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