12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Wroclaw
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Porto
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Tavira
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lagos
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Wroclaw

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and finally wander the streets of Belém Tower. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Cabo da Roca, then wander the streets of Alfama, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip planning website .

Wroclaw, Poland to Lisbon is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Wroclaw to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Wroclaw in August, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
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 27th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, do a tasting at Cave Vasconcellos, then learn about winemaking at Quinta dos Corvos, then learn about winemaking at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porto day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in August, with highs in Porto at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): do a tasting at Adega Ervideira, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, then delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loios Convent, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo).

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Evora trip maker .

Traveling by car from Porto to Evora takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in August, expect nights in Evora to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Monte da Ravasqueira, Adega Ervideira, Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo)
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

2
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
On the 30th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Monte Gordo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril, and then head off the coast to Tavira Island. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cabanas de Tavira beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tavira trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Evora to Tavira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Evora in August: highs in Tavira hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Old Town Faro, Praia de Monte Gordo
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Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril

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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.
Relax by the water at Praia Dona Ana and Meia Praia. Take a break from the city and head to Ponta Da Piedale and Algar de Benagil. Venture out of the city with trips to Armacao de Pera Beach (in Silves), Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, kick back and relax at Tres Castelos Beach, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural de Lagos, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lagos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Forte de Almádena, Cape Saint Vincent, Armacao de Pera Beach, Pescadores Beach
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

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