18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

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18 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
3
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tavira
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Bogota

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Colecao Berardo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de Sao Jorge and Jeronimos Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra) and Boca do Inferno (in Cascais). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum, and tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bogota, Colombia to Lisbon. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Bogota to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Boca do Inferno, Quinta da Regaleira, Portugal Bike
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Palacio da Bolsa and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Fundação De Serralves and Clerigos Tower. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Rio Douro, take in the awesome beauty at Oporto Mountain Tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Carneiro, and snap pictures at Ponte de D. Luis.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Porto travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in Porto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

4
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Get outdoors at Ponta da Piedade and Falesia Beach. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Carvoeiro (Praia da Marinha, Algar Seco, & more), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Galeria Arte Algarve (in Lagoa) and Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana and get outside with Pro Putting Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto to Lagos by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Carvoeiro, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

4
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Get in touch with nature at Costa Vincentina National Park and Formosamar. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Monte Gordo Beach, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll through Praia do Barril, and contemplate the waterfront views at Barragem da Bravura.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tavira trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lagos to Tavira by taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Tavira can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia de Monte Gordo, Barragem da Bravura
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Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Barragem da Bravura ©
Barragem da Bravura
Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach

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