11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Olhao
— 3 nights
Drive to Faro Airport, Fly to Edinburgh Airport

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Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and stop by Alfama.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Lisbon is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in March, with highs in Lisbon at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally see the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then head outdoors with Evora Public Garden, then see the interesting displays at Museu de Evora, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lagos

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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 18th (Wed), do some rugged touring at AlgarveXplorers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barranco das Belharucas, then kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia, and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lagos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lagos, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Olhao.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Olhao

— 3 nights
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Escape the urban bustle at Ria Formosa and Praia do Barril. Venture out of the city with trips to Vila Nova de Cacela (Monte Rei Golf & Country Club & Praia de Cacela Velha), Jardim do Coreto (in Tavira) and Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha (in Almancil). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hidroespaco, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Municipal Trem.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Olhao visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Olhao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Olhao

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.