22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Sagres
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Tavira
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Singapore

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.
Dedicate the 27th (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, make a trip to Liberdade Square, catch a live event at Estadio do Dragao, and steep yourself in history at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Porto online trip itinerary builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Porto is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in August: highs in Porto hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

2
nights
Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, and finally steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then browse the collection at Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and finally make a trip to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbra online route maker .

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Evora, don't miss a visit to Praca do Giraldo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Evora tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Coimbra to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Coimbra, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©

2
nights
Sagres

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
On the 1st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres, then don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, then get outside with Praia do Beliche, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Amado Beach, kick back and relax at Praia da Cordoama, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sagres route planner.

You can drive from Evora to Sagres in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Evora in September, you will find days in Sagres are little chillier (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Praia da Cordoama, Amado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Praia da Marinha (in Carvoeiro) and Castelo de Silves (in Silves). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 3rd (Tue) at Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park. Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Sagres to Albufeira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Albufeira are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Marinha, Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park, Castelo de Silves
Highlights from your plan
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). Dedicate the 9th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online attractions planner .

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Praia Da Rocha, stop by Casa do "Vo" Serafim, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and finally enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Pro Putting Garden and then kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip itinerary website .

Drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Portimao
Highlights from your plan
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

2
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Camera Obscura, step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tavira trip planner .

Drive from Lagos to Tavira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Tavira sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Ria Formosa
Highlights from your plan
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

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