16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
2
Evora
— 2 nights
3
Albufeira
— 3 nights
4
Porto
— 2 nights
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castelo dos Mouros and Batalha Monastery. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Farol do cabo da Roca, Quinta da Regaleira, &more), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Lisbon is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in September; daily highs in Lisbon reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Batalha Monastery, Cabo da Roca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then make a trip to Walls of Evora, and finally step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally steep yourself in history at Aqueduto da Agua de Prata.

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Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Evora are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Falesia Beach and Praia do Camilo. Step off the beaten path and head to Ponta da Piedade and Praia Dona Ana. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Lagos), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água and tour the pleasant surroundings at Algarve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip website.

Getting from Evora to Albufeira by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. October in Albufeira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Cape Saint Vincent, Algarve, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

2
nights
Porto

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, then contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Livraria Lello, then step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Largo da Oliveira.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porto vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Porto when traveling from Albufeira in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Braga
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Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira

4
nights
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Blandy's Wine Lodge and Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Dolphin & Whale Watching. When in Funchal, make a side trip to see Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools in Porto Moniz, approximately Porto Moniz away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Valley of the Nuns, admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, and take in the exciting artwork at Caravel Art Center.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Funchal trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Porto to Funchal in 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Porto in October since evenings lows in Funchal dip to 22°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Cabo Girao, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Valley of the Nuns
Highlights from your plan
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns

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