13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal itinerary planner

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Evora
— 1 night
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
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Portimao
— 4 nights
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Evora

— 1 night
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco and then don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora day trip website.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Evora is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Luxembourg City to Evora. When traveling from Luxembourg City in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Evora: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Jardim Zoologico. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, wander the streets of Alfama, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon planning website.

Getting from Evora to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Evora in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Furnas.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Furnas, Sao Miguel

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Fri), explore the activities along Furnas, take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Terra Nostra, and finally engage your brain at Priolo Environmental Center. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, get close to the beloved marine mammals with Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL, and then take some stellar pictures from Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Furnas day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Furnas takes 3 hours. Traveling from Lisbon to Furnas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Furnas, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Funchal.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Funchal, Madeira

— 2 nights
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, and then get great views at Pico do Facho viewpoint.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Funchal holiday planner.

Fly from Furnas to Funchal in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July in Funchal, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Portimao.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Portimao

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia da Falesia and Praia da Marinha. Bring the kids along to Praia Da Rocha and Meia Praia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portimao: Lagos (Praia Dona Ana, Praia do Camilo, &more) and Speed Boats Tours (in Albufeira). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Fri) at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Portimao travel planner.

You can fly from Funchal to Portimao in 5 hours. When traveling from Funchal in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portimao, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.