21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Olhao
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Evora
— 6 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Porto

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guides In Portugal and Casa-Museu Marta Ortigao Sampaio. Visiting Peneda-Geres National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Porto is 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with highs in Porto at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Peneda-Geres National Park
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Peneda-Geres National Park ©
Peneda-Geres National Park
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at National Tile Museum and National Museum of Ancient Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cabo da Roca and Belém Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Olaria Pequena and Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas. Step out of the city life by going to Ponta da Piedade and Praia Da Rocha. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Praia do Carvalho (in Carvoeiro), Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa) and Algar de Benagil (in Benagil). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Lagoa dos Salgados, and get outside with Pro Putting Garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lagos route website .

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Lagos sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Olhao.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lagoa, Olaria Pequena, Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Church, Carvalho Beach, Lagoa dos Salgados
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Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Olhao

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Popular historic sites such as Precious Time and Our Lady of the Rosary Church are in your itinerary. Igreja do Antigo Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos and Nucleo Islamico Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Olhao with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Tavira, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Pedro Church, identify plant and animal life at Hidroespaco, and step off the mainland to explore Ilha da Fuzeta.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Olhao tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Olhao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Olhao

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Faro, Tavira
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Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa
Paroquia de Sao Pedro ©
Paroquia de Sao Pedro
Ilha da Fuzeta ©
Ilha da Fuzeta

6
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Evora Public Garden. Appreciate the collections at Megalithica Ebora and Museu de Evora. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, get engrossed in the history at Museu do Relogio - Polo de Evora, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Evora online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Olhao to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Olhao in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Evora. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Evora

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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