21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h
1
Porto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nazare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Lagos
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Milan

4
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 (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro, make a trip to Liberdade Square, and explore the activities along Rio Douro.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip maker tool .

Milan, Italy to Porto is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milan to Porto. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nazare.

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
Nazare

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Explore Nazare's surroundings by going to Obidos (Obidos Village & Igreja de Santa Maria) and Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, Jardim Botanico, & more). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get great views at Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, and don't miss a visit to O Sitio.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Nazare day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Nazare takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Nazare sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coimbra, Obidos
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planner .

Getting from Nazare to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

4
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 much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Casa Relvas, and make a trip to Praca do Giraldo.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Evora holiday planner .

Take a train from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Evora are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, Rota Vicentina
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

5
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.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil (in Almancil). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), tour the pleasant surroundings at Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos road trip site .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in September, you will find days in Lagos are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Algarve, Cape Saint Vincent
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

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