12 days in Central Portugal & Evora Itinerary

12 days in Central Portugal & Evora Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Evora
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
3
Alcanede
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
4
Rio Maior
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Obidos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Batalha
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Porto de Mos
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
8
Mira de Aire
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
9
Tomar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Piodao
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
11
Seia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
12
Linhares
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
End: Porto

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sintra National Palace, Palacio de Monserrate and Park and National Palace of Pena. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) and then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip maker.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In June, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

few
hours
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Capela dos Ossos.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Evora day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect nights in Evora to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alcanede.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

few
hours
Alcanede

Alcanede
Alcanede is a civil parish in the municipality of Santarém, in the district of the same name, of the Ribatejo. To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alcanede trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Evora to Alcanede takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Evora in June, plan for slightly colder days in Alcanede, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. You'll set off for Rio Maior on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Alcanede

Parks Nature Outdoors

1
night
Rio Maior

Rio Maior ©
Rio Maior is a municipality in the Santarém District in Portugal. To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio Maior tour itinerary planner.

Rio Maior is very close to Alcanede. June in Rio Maior sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Rio Maior

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Centro Ciencia Viva do Alviela - Carsoscopio
Highlights from your plan
Centro Ciencia Viva do Alviela - Carsoscopio ©
Centro Ciencia Viva do Alviela - Carsoscopio

2
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Obidos driving holiday planner.

Obidos is just a stone's throw from Rio Maior. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Batalha.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila) ©
Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila)

1
night
Batalha

Batalha ©
Batalha is a town and a municipality in Leiria District, Pinhal Litoral Subregion, Centro Region, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, look for gifts at Casa Trovao, then head outdoors with EcoParque Sensorial da Pia do Urso, then steep yourself in history at Ponte da Boutaca, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Leiria. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museu da Comunidade Conselhia da Batalha and then examine the collection at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Batalha trip maker.

You can drive from Obidos to Batalha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Porto de Mos.

Things to do in Batalha

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Castelo de Leiria
Highlights from your plan
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Capelas Imperfeitas ©
Capelas Imperfeitas

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hours
Porto de Mos

Porto de Mos ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Porto de Mos.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto de Mos trip planner.

Porto de Mos is just a short distance from Batalha. In June, daytime highs in Porto de Mos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mira de Aire.

Things to do in Porto de Mos

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Porto de Mos ©
Castelo de Porto de Mos

1
night
Mira de Aire

Mira de Aire
To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mira de Aire trip itinerary planning website.

Mira de Aire is very close to Porto de Mos. In June in Mira de Aire, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll set off for Tomar on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Mira de Aire

Parks Nature Wildlife

1
night
Tomar

Tomar ©
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. On the 24th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, and then contemplate the long history of Aqueduto dos Pegoes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tomar online vacation planner.

Getting from Mira de Aire to Tomar by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Tomar can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Piodao.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Aqueduto dos Pegoes ©
Aqueduto dos Pegoes
Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista ©
Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista

few
hours
Piodao

Piodao ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museu do Piodao, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and then take in the pleasant sights at Foz d'Egua.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Piodao online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tomar to Piodao in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seia.

Things to do in Piodao

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museu do Piodao ©
Museu do Piodao
Foz d'Egua ©
Foz d'Egua

1
night
Seia

Seia ©
Seia is a municipality in Guarda District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Covao D'Ametade.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seia road trip planning website.

Getting from Piodao to Seia by car takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Linhares.

Things to do in Seia

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Covao D'Ametade
Highlights from your plan
Covao D'Ametade ©
Covao D'Ametade

1
night
Linhares

Linhares ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Castelo de Marialva, step into the grandiose world of Muralhas e Castelo de Trancoso, then look for gifts at Solar do Queijo, and finally delve into the distant past at Castelo de Celorico da Beira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Linhares da Beira.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Linhares trip planner.

You can drive from Seia to Linhares in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Linhares

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Celorico da Beira, Muralhas e Castelo de Trancoso, Castelo de Marialva
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Linhares da Beira ©
Castelo de Linhares da Beira
Castelo de Marialva ©
Castelo de Marialva
Muralhas e Castelo de Trancoso ©
Muralhas e Castelo de Trancoso

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