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
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Faro
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Praia do Carneiro. Let the collections at Museu Serralves and Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get engrossed in the history at Casa do Infante, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porto holiday site .

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 changes from Brasilia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

4
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Get some cultural insight at Museu do Traje and Sao Bras Chapel. Attractions like Garrao Nascente Beach and Cabanas de Tavira beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Faro side-trips: Praia Monte Gordo (in Monte Gordo), Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours (in Tavira) and Praia da Alagoa (in Altura). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk around Ria Formosa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Caramelo Beach Club.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Faro trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Faro by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in June: high temperatures in Faro hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tavira, Garrao Nascente Beach, Museu do Traje, Caramelo Beach Club, Ria Formosa
Highlights from your plan
Garrao Nascente Beach ©
Garrao Nascente Beach
Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach
Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club

4
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.
Visit Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Falesia Beach and Praia do Carvalho. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Telheiro Beach (in Vila do Bispo), Galeria Arte Algarve (in Ferragudo) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Albufeira). There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lagos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Carvalho Beach, Galeria Arte Algarve, Praia da Marinha
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rota Vicentina will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela dos Ossos and Cromeleque dos Almendres. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, examine the collection at Arquivo Fotografico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and explore the world behind art at Museu do Artesanato e do Design -MADE.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Evora trip planning website .

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. While traveling from Lagos, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Arraiolos, Rota Vicentina
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Cabo da Roca. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Evora in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Alfama ©
Alfama
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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