16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
2
Lagos
— 3 nights
3
Quarteira
— 3 nights
4
Faro
— 3 nights

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Belém Tower and Alfama. Step off the beaten path and head to Baleal Beach and Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen). Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Museu da Lourinha (in Lourinha) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baleal Beach, Museu da Lourinha, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Baleal Beach ©
Baleal Beach
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Saint Vincent and Church of Misericordia of Alvor. We've included these beaches for you: Praia Da Rocha and Praia dos Tres Irmaos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Amado Beach (in Carrapateira) and Salema Beach (in Vila do Bispo). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lagos online trip builder.

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 75°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Quarteira.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao, Amado Beach, Salema Beach, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos

3
nights
Quarteira

Quarteira ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Falesia Beach and Praia do Barranco das Belharucas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia dos Salgados and Cerro da Vila. Get out of town with these interesting Quarteira side-trips: Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera) and Praia do Peneco (in Albufeira).

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Quarteira online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Quarteira takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Quarteira are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Faro.

Things to do in Quarteira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Pescadores Beach, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil
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Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia do Peneco ©
Praia do Peneco

3
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town Faro and Faro Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ilha Deserta and Igreja do Carmo. Go for a jaunt from Faro to Olhos de Agua to see Praia da Falesia about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museu Municipal de Faro, examine the collection at Museu do Traje, explore the ancient world of Nucleo Museologico da Villa Romana de Milreu, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Faro tour itinerary website.

Faro is just a stone's throw from Quarteira. In October, daily temperatures in Faro can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Faro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Olhao, Museu do Traje, Praia da Falesia
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Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral
Cape St. Mary ©
Cape St. Mary

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