17 days in Alentejo Itinerary

17 days in Alentejo Itinerary

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17 days in Alentejo Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Setubal
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Melides
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Odemira
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Evora
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: London

4
nights
Setubal

Setubal ©
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Explore hidden gems such as Ribeira do Cavalo Beach and Lagoa de Albufeira Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Galapinhos and Fonte da Telha Beach. Take a break from Setubal with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Sesimbra, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Figueirinha Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Palmela, explore the landscape on two wheels at Parque da Paz, and learn about winemaking at Jose Maria de Fonseca.

To find photos, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Setubal trip app .

London, UK to Setubal is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, Setubal is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Melides.

Things to do in Setubal

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sesimbra, Almada, Azeitao, Castelo de Palmela
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Ribeira do Cavalo Beach ©
Ribeira do Cavalo Beach
Praia de Galapinhos ©
Praia de Galapinhos
Figueirinha Beach ©
Figueirinha Beach

3
nights
Melides

Melides ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Comporta Beach and Praia do Carvalhal. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ilha do Pessegueiro and Praia Atlantica de Soltroia. Get out of town with these interesting Melides side-trips: Sines (Praia de Sao Torpes & Sines Museum).

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melides online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Setubal to Melides in 1.5 hours. In August in Melides, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Odemira.

Things to do in Melides

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Grandola, Carvalhal, Sines, Ilha do Pessegueiro, Praia Atlantica de Soltroia
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Praia do Carvalhal ©
Praia do Carvalhal
Pego Beach ©
Pego Beach
Ilha do Pessegueiro ©
Ilha do Pessegueiro

4
nights
Odemira

Odemira ©
Odemira is a town and a municipality in Beja District in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. Attractions like Praia das Furnas and Praia do Carvalhal make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rota Vicentina and Farol Cabo Sardão. Venture out of the city with trips to Vila Nova de Milfontes (Public Garden-Vila Nova de Milfontes, Praia do Malhao, &more), Castelo de Mertola (in Mertola) and Castelo de Aljustrel (in Aljustrel). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Praia de Zambujeira do Mar, view the masterpieces at Atelier Vincent, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim da Fonte Ferrea.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Odemira online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Melides to Odemira takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Melides in August, expect nights in Odemira to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Evora.

Things to do in Odemira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Castelo de Aljustrel, Atelier Vincent, Castelo de Mertola
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Praia de Zambujeira do Mar ©
Praia de Zambujeira do Mar
Praia das Furnas ©
Praia das Furnas
Rota Vicentina ©
Rota Vicentina

5
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Adega Mayor. Kids will enjoy Monte Selvagem and Aldeia da Terra. Get out of town with these interesting Evora side-trips: Aqueduto Da Amoreira (in Elvas), Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel (in Estremoz) and Marble Museum (in Vila Vicosa). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and design of University of Evora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, contemplate the long history of Walls of Evora, and get outside with Praia Fluvial da Mina de Sao Domingos.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Evora trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Odemira to Evora takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Evora are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Mertola, Arraiolos, Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel, Monte Selvagem, Marble Museum
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Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel ©
Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel
Monte Selvagem ©
Monte Selvagem
Adega Mayor ©
Adega Mayor