21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lagos
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Western European Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Lisbon to be colder, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Step out of Evora with an excursion to Monsaraz Castle and Walls in Monsaraz--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, and admire the striking features of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Evora journey planner .

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Evora, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Ponta do Castelo (in Carrapateira) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). And it doesn't end there: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, explore the wide array of goods at Nandi Charity Shop, kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos, and get outside with Pro Putting Garden.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip planning tool .

Getting from Evora to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lagos, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Forte de Almádena, Galeria Arte Algarve, Cape Saint Vincent
Highlights from your plan
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

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