22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  9 h 45 min
1
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Olhao
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

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, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, do a tasting at Casa Relvas, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Evora trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Evora is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, plan for little chillier nights in Evora, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Olhao.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Casa Relvas ©
Casa Relvas

3
nights
Olhao

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Step out of Olhao with an excursion to Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha in Almancil--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Ria Formosa, admire the landmark architecture of Arco da Vila Interpretative Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Algarve Rock Brewery, and head off the coast to Santa Maria Cape Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Olhao road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Evora to Olhao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Evora in April since evenings lows in Olhao dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Olhao

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Faro, Jardim do Coreto, Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha, Dias de Aromas, Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia
Highlights from your plan
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha ©
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa
Walking tours

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.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa), Pura Vida (in Sagres) and Off-Road Tours (in Albufeira). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, steep yourself in history at Forte de Almádena, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Gil Eanes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lagos road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Olhao to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Portimao, Pura Vida, Off-Road Tours, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Portugal Walks
Highlights from your plan
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Off-Road Tours
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip maker .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbra: Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco & Monte de Sao Bartolomeu). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coimbra tour planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Coimbra by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Coimbra are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trip

Nazare
Highlights from your plan
Sala dos Capelos ©
Sala dos Capelos
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, shop like a local with Livraria Lello, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Porto road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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