13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Coimbra
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Porto
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  12​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online tour planner .

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon. Traveling from Washington DC in March, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 29th (Sun), get your game on at Hot Wheels Raceway, experience rural life at Mr Frutas, hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, then stop by Casa do "Vo" Serafim, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Jardim do Coreto, stroll around Ria Formosa, relax in the rural setting at Dias de Aromas, sample the tasty concoctions at Algarve Rock Brewery, then ride a horse along Clube Equestrian A Palmeirinha, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Plan my day in Albufeira using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Albufeira sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lagos, Portimao, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Jardim do Coreto, Mr Frutas
Highlights from your plan
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): have fun at Piscinas Municipais de Evora, then make a trip to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and finally make a trip to Jardim das Casas Pintadas. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora, learn about winemaking at Casa Relvas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and finally head outdoors with Evora Public Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Evora trip itinerary app .

Drive from Albufeira to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Albufeira in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Evora, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Walking tours

2
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St Michael, then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, examine the collection at Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, steep yourself in history at Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio, and finally steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coimbra itinerary maker .

You can drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Coimbra sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia ©
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

3
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: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get advice or help at Livraria Lello, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto tour itinerary website .

Take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites 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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