16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— Few hours
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Braga
— Few hours
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Aveiro
— 1 night
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Obidos
— 1 night
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Fatima
— Few hours
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Sintra
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
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Lagos
— 2 nights
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Evora
— 1 night
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
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Porto
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Porto

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the world behind art at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matosinhos Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Porto online itinerary planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Belo Horizonte to Porto. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Belo Horizonte in October, with highs in Porto at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Braga

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
On the 3rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Conceicao.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Braga trip app.

Getting from Porto to Braga by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Braga sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Porto

Unvanquished City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos, Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara) and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de São Gonçalo, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Estrela Do Mar, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados, then pause for some serene contemplation at Museu de Arte Sacra da Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Braga to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Aveiro

Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Aveiro online route builder.

You can drive from Porto to Aveiro in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Aveiro

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Obidos

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Aqueduto da Usseira, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Obidos trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Aveiro to Obidos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Obidos can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites

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Fatima

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Your day by day itinerary now includes Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Batalha Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Fatima trip builder site.

Drive from Obidos to Fatima in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fatima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Sintra

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca, then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, then examine the collection at Museu Condes de Castro, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros.

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Drive from Fatima to Sintra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. October in Sintra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Food Tours as well as Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Igreja de Sao Roque, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online day trip planner.

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

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Lagos

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, play a few rounds at Espiche Golf, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Odeceixe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, stroll through Tres Castelos Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

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Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, then delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santo Antao (Evora). Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally learn about winemaking at Monte da Ravasqueira.

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Getting from Lagos to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Evora, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
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You can drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Coimbra are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Porto

Unvanquished City

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then stroll through Matosinhos Beach, and then examine the collection at FC Porto Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto road trip site.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Beaches

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.