16 days in Portugal, Seville & Gibraltar Itinerary

16 days in Portugal, Seville & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Lamego, Portugal
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Freixo de Espada a Cinta, Portugal
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Almeida, Portugal
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Penamacor, Portugal
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Castelo de Vide, Portugal
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Elvas, Portugal
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Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal
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Seville, Spain
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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Lamego, Portugal

Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. On the 17th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lamego trip itinerary builder tool.

Braga to Lamego is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Freixo de Espada a Cinta.

Things to do in Lamego

Historic Sites
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Rock Engravings of Mazouco.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Freixo de Espada a Cinta trip planner.

Getting from Lamego to Freixo de Espada a Cinta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Almeida.

Things to do in Freixo de Espada a Cinta

Historic Sites

Almeida, Portugal

— 1 night
Almeida is a fortified village and a municipality in the sub-region of Beira Interior Norte and the District of Guarda, Portugal. On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Castelo de Pinhel, then make a trip to Castelo de Castelo Mendo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico-Militar de Almeida, and finally don't miss a visit to Fortified Village Almeida.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Almeida trip planner.

Traveling by car from Freixo de Espada a Cinta to Almeida takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Penamacor.

Things to do in Almeida

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Penamacor, Portugal

— 2 nights
Penamacor is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stop by Historic Village of Monsanto, steep yourself in history at Monsanto, and then make a trip to Castelo de Penamacor. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Idanha-a-Vehla, then identify plant and animal life at Penha Garcia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ribeira de Meimoa River Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Penamacor itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Almeida to Penamacor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Castelo de Vide.

Things to do in Penamacor

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Castelo de Vide, Portugal

— 2 nights
Castelo de Vide is a municipality in Portugal, with a population of 3,407 inhabitants in 2011, in an area of 264.91km2.HistoryIt is unclear when the first settlers occupied the territory of Castelo de Vide, although archaeologists suggest that the decision to occupy the land, came from the morphology of the soil and from a territorial strategy to occupy and conquered lands. On the 21st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Núcleo Museológico da Sinagoga, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo Medieval de Castelo de Vide, then step into the grandiose world of Casa Da Muralha, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora da Penha. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Casa Amarela, then don't miss a visit to City Center, then make a trip to Fonte da Vila, and finally step into the grandiose world of Judiaria de Castelo de Vide.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Castelo de Vide vacation planner.

Getting from Penamacor to Castelo de Vide by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Penamacor to Castelo de Vide. In August, daily temperatures in Castelo de Vide can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Elvas.

Things to do in Castelo de Vide

Historic Sites

Elvas, Portugal

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Paco Ducal, then make a trip to Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca, then make a trip to Aqueduto Da Amoreira, and finally don't miss a visit to Muralhas Seiscentistas. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications, step into the grandiose world of Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel, then do a tasting at Adega Mayor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Elvas online trip planner.

Drive from Castelo de Vide to Elvas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Elvas are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reguengos de Monsaraz.

Things to do in Elvas

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal

— 2 nights
Reguengos de Monsaraz is a municipality in Évora District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz, explore the ancient world of Hermitage of Santa Catarina, then learn about winemaking at Ervideira, then learn about winemaking at Adega Jose de Sousa, and finally admire the engineering at Alqueva Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Sharish Gin, do a tasting at Herdade do Esporao, and then look and learn at Observatorio do Lago Alqueva.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reguengos de Monsaraz trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Elvas to Reguengos de Monsaraz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Reguengos de Monsaraz are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Reguengos de Monsaraz

Wineries · Childrens Museums · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, visit Barrio Santa Cruz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seville trip builder app.

Getting from Reguengos de Monsaraz to Seville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Reguengos de Monsaraz to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Reguengos de Monsaraz in August, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours

Gibraltar, Gibraltar

— 2 nights

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Gibraltar is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at The Rock of Gibraltar, stroll through Upper Rock Nature Reserve, visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mediterranean Steps.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Seville to Gibraltar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seville in August, you will find days in Gibraltar are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C).

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.