16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pinhao
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Tavira
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz and Se de Braga. Popular historic sites such as Largo da Oliveira and Capela das Almas are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Sameiro Sanctuary (in Braga), Castelo de Montemor o Velho (in Montemor-o-Velho) and Coimbra (Torre da Universidade de Coimbra & Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum, delve into the distant past at Citania de Briteiros, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary builder tool .

Paris, France to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Porto due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Porto reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Pinhao.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Coimbra, Braga, Guimaraes, Castelo de Montemor o Velho
Highlights from your plan
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary

3
nights
Pinhao

Pinhao ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de Marialva and Muralhas e Castelo de Trancoso. Do some cultural sightseeing at Quinta de Avessada and Castelo de Pinhel. Step out of Pinhao to go to Penedono and see Castelo de Penedono, which is approximately 48 minutes away.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pinhao road trip app .

Getting from Porto to Pinhao by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Castelo de Penedono, Muralhas e Castelo de Trancoso, Castelo de Pinhel, Quinta de Avessada, Castelo de Marialva
Highlights from your plan
Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim
Castelo de Marialva ©
Castelo de Marialva
Castelo de Pinhel ©
Castelo de Pinhel

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You've now added Sintra Magik Private Tours to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Miradouro da Graca. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ) and Igreja de Sao Roque. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of National Republican Guard.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip builder app .

You can drive from Pinhao to Lisbon in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja da Misericordia and Fortaleza de Cacela. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tavira Island and Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil. Step out of Tavira with an excursion to Igreja do Carmo in Faro--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Cacela Velha, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage, make a trip to Ponte Romana, and get great views at Castelo de Tavira.

Before you visit Tavira, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Lisbon to Tavira in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. October in Tavira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Tavira

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia Cacela Velha, Igreja do Carmo, Fortaleza de Cacela, Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil
Highlights from your plan
Igreja da Misericordia ©
Igreja da Misericordia
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Praia Cacela Velha ©
Praia Cacela Velha

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Capela dos Ossos and Cromeleque dos Almendres. Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Igreja da Misericordia will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo) (in Montemor-o-Novo) and Museu da Tapecaria (in Portalegre). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), and see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora trip planner .

Drive from Tavira to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tavira in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Evora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Arraiolos, Museu da Tapecaria, Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo)
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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