14 days in Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Tomar
— 1 night
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Aveiro
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Peneda-Geres National Park
— 1 night
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Castelo Branco
— 1 night
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Evora
— 1 night
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Tavira
— 2 nights
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Vila Nova de Milfontes
— 1 night
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Palmela
— 2 nights
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Tomar

— 1 night
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar, steep yourself in history at Aqueduto dos Pegoes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de Cristo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Tomar tour itinerary planner.

Lisbon to Tomar is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: highs in Tomar hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aveiro.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites

Aveiro

— 2 nights
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de Santo Antonio Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ria de Aveiro, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parque Infante D. Pedro, make a trip to Ostraveiro, then see the interesting displays at Oficina do Doce, then buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Aveiro, and finally view the masterpieces at Livraria Gigoes & Anantes.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Aveiro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tomar to Aveiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Tours

Porto

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): stop by Livraria Lello, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Porto tour planning site.

Getting from Aveiro to Porto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Peneda-Geres National Park.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites

Peneda-Geres National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peneda-Geres National Park.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Peneda-Geres National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Porto to Peneda-Geres National Park takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Castelo Branco.

Things to do in Peneda-Geres National Park

Nature · Parks
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Castelo Branco

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the striking features of Castle of Castelo Branco, explore the striking landscape at Portas do Rodao, then see the interesting displays at Fundacao Manuel Cargaleiro, and finally cool off at Piscina Praia.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Castelo Branco day trip app.

Traveling by car from Peneda-Geres National Park to Castelo Branco takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Evora.

Things to do in Castelo Branco

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Evora

— 1 night
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora).

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Castelo Branco to Evora in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Evora are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Tavira

— 2 nights
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabanas de Tavira Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia do Barril, then head off the coast to Tavira Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Aquashow Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tavira trip planner.

You can drive from Evora to Tavira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in August, expect nights in Tavira to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Things to do in Tavira

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Milfontes

— 1 night
Vila Nova de Milfontes is a civil parish in the municipality of Odemira of the Portuguese Alentejo region. On the 21st (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Cape Sardao, then don't miss a visit to Farol Cabo Sardão, then head outdoors with Praia do Malhao, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vila Nova de Milfontes online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tavira to Vila Nova de Milfontes takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Tavira in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Vila Nova de Milfontes, with highs around 39°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Palmela.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Milfontes

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Palmela

— 2 nights
Palmela is a town and a municipality in Portugal. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural da Arrabida, kick back and relax at Praia de Galapinhos, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Palmela.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palmela vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Palmela takes 2 hours. When traveling from Vila Nova de Milfontes in August, plan for slightly colder days in Palmela, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Palmela

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.

Castelo Branco District travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Castles
Castelo Branco District is located in Central Portugal, the district capital is Castelo Branco, which is now also the most populous city, although the city of Covilhã was once the largest city.It has an area of 6675 km² (4th largest in Portugal), and a population of 225 916 inhabitants.MunicipalitiesThe district is composed of 11 municipalities: Belmonte Castelo Branco Covilhã Fundão Idanha-a-Nova Oleiros Penamacor Proença-a-Nova Sertã Vila de Rei Vila Velha de Ródão

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Alentejo travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
The fertile plains extending from the lush banks of the Tagus River set the pace of life in Alentejo, a largely agricultural region in the south-central part of Portugal. Underrated as a holiday destination, the region remains unspoiled by mass tourism a...