16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
3
Portimao
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Evora
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Perth

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Praia da Nazare. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Convent of Christ (in Tomar), Wax Museum of Fátima (in Fatima) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, get great views at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder site .

Perth, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Perth in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Fatima, Praia da Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Obidos Village, Convent of Christ
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then take in the views from Porto Bridge Climb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in September; daily highs in Porto reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Portimao.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Bridge Climb ©
Porto Bridge Climb

4
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia Da Rocha and Praia de Alvor. Bring the kids along to Odeceixe Beach and Praia dos Tres Irmaos. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia do Peneco (in Albufeira), Praia dos Salgados (in Gale) and Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Tres Castelos Beach, stroll through Vau Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portimao trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Porto to Portimao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Portimao. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Ponta Da Piedale, Armacao de Pera Beach, Odeceixe Beach, Carvoeiro Boardwalk
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Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Capela dos Ossos and Praia Fluvial de Mourao. Family-friendly places like Monte Selvagem and Aldeia da Terra will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Praia de Melides in Melides (about 1h 15 min away). There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Evora trip maker site .

You can drive from Portimao to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in September, you will find days in Evora are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are a bit cooler (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Evora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Fluvial de Mourao, Monte Selvagem, Praia de Melides, Aldeia da Terra
Highlights from your plan
Monte Selvagem ©
Monte Selvagem
Praia de Melides ©
Praia de Melides
Aldeia da Terra ©
Aldeia da Terra

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