19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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19 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Fatima
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cabo da Roca and Arco do Triunfo. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponta Da Piedale and Praia Dona Ana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, stop by Casa do "Vo" Serafim, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Gil Eanes, and take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lagos tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Praia da Marinha, Falesia Beach, Cape Saint Vincent
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), then delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Paco Ducal.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora travel route website .

Drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lagos in November since evenings lows in Evora dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Paco Ducal
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls

2
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 14th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Christ, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fatima day trip website .

You can drive from Evora to Fatima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November in Fatima, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia da Nazare, Monastery of Alcobaca, Convent of Christ, Obidos Village, Batalha Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bom Jesus do Monte and Walking tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo) and Centro Historico de Guimaraes (in Guimaraes). Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

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Drive from Fatima to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bom Jesus do Monte, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Santuario de Santa Luzia
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte

4
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Caldeira das Furnas & Parque Terra Nostra) and Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint (in Vila Franca do Campo). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada online holiday planner .

You can fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in November, Ponta Delgada is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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