12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Belém Tower, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Lisbon. Expect colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in Lisbon hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, wineries, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, see the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and do a tasting at Casa Relvas.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Evora trip builder website .

Getting from Lisbon to Evora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Fun & Games Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Casa Relvas ©
Casa Relvas

4
nights
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: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, make a trip to Liberdade Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Porto trip maker app .

Drive from Evora to Porto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

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

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