13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal route planner

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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Portimao
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Fatima
— 1 night
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and National Museum of Ancient Art. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Belém Tower, and stop by Alfama.

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New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 60°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Portimao

— 3 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia da Falesia and Praia Da Rocha. Relax by the water at Praia Dona Ana and Praia dos Olhos de Água. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portimao: Praia da Luz (in Luz), Sagres (Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe & Cape Saint Vincent) and Lagos (Praia do Camilo & Ponta da Piedade). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha.

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You can drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and finally examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

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Getting from Portimao to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Evora, with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Fatima

— 1 night
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St. Andre Arte Sacra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

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Getting from Evora to Fatima by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 2 nights
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Caldeiras Vulcânicas. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Fatima to Ponta Delgada takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Fatima to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fatima in January since evenings lows in Ponta Delgada dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

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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.