11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly + bus:  5​h
1
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Porto
— 3 nights
End: Porto

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get outside with Praia do Pinhao, then get outside with Pro Putting Garden, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Gil Eanes.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos road trip planning app .

Porto to Lagos is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Porto in October since evenings lows in Lagos dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, 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 Walls of Evora, and finally explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, explore the ancient world of Cromeleque dos Almendres, get interesting insight from Tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally steep yourself in history at Aqueduto da Agua de Prata.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora trip itinerary website .

Getting from Lagos to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in October, Evora is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cabo da Roca and Convent of Christ. Your inner history buff will appreciate Belém Tower and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Rossio Square, have some family-friendly fun at Five Historic Photography Studio, and wander the streets of Bairro Alto.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lisbon holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Convent of Christ
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

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.
On the 25th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Montemor o Velho, then steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra).

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto day trip tool .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Porto are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Coimbra, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, Castelo de Montemor o Velho
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