21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Maputo
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Portimao
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
3
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Lisbon
— 7 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Maputo

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, wineries, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, steep yourself in history at Walls of Evora, and don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Evora.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Evora online sightseeing planner .

Maputo, Mozambique to Evora is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Maputo in April: high temperatures in Evora hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portimao: Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos), Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua) and Ria Formosa (in Olhao). And it doesn't end there: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, have fun at Hot Wheels Raceway, and get outside with Paradis Plage Portimao.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portimao trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Evora to Portimao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Portimao when traveling from Evora in April, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Ponta da Piedade, Ria Formosa, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

5
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.
Dedicate the 3rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, don't miss a visit to Estadio do Dragao, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Portimao to Porto by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portimao in May, with highs in Porto at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

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)

7
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). Dedicate the 9th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

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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