16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sagres
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Albufeira is known for beaches, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Albufeira is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Albufeira is 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in September: high temperatures in Albufeira hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

Algarve
Highlights from your plan
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Sagres

Sagres ©
Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sagres, head outdoors with Praia do Tonel, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, and finally get outside with Praia do Beliche. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Martinhal Beach, then steep yourself in history at Forte de Almádena, and finally kick back and relax at Praia da Luz.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sagres road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Sagres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Luz, Forte de Almádena
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 13th (Sun), examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, make a trip to Praca do Giraldo, 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 photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Evora online tour planner .

You can drive from Sagres to Evora in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sagres in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Evora: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Aldeia da Terra
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Bairro Alto, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and stop by Alfama.

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You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for little chillier days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in September, things will get slightly colder in Porto: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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