17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  8​h
1
Porto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

3
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Porto day trip app .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Porto is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in September, with highs in Porto at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Nazare) and Convent of Christ (in Tomar). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St Michael, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

3
nights
Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Change things up with a short trip to Rota Vicentina in Santiago do Cacem (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Evora.

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Drive from Coimbra to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Coimbra in September: highs in Evora hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rota Vicentina
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Casa Grade (in Porches), Lagos (Pro Putting Garden & Ponta Da Piedale) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). There's much more to do: stroll through Praia Da Rocha, enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve, find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira sightseeing site .

Drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for slightly colder days in Albufeira, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia Da Rocha, Algarve, Casa Grade, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take a stroll through Alfama.

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Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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