38 days in Alentejo Itinerary

38 days in Alentejo Itinerary

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Evora
— 10 nights
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Elvas
— 7 nights
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Grandola
— 5 nights
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Vila Nova de Milfontes
— 7 nights
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Sesimbra
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Evora

— 10 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia Fluvial da Mina de Sao Domingos and Evora Public Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Evora: Castelo de Almourol (in Praia do Ribatejo), Herdade do Esporao (in Reguengos de Monsaraz) and Castelo de Beja (in Beja). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Muralhas de Evora, explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Evora road trip site.

Lisbon to Evora is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September in Evora, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Elvas.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Elvas

— 7 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Elvas: Igreja da Misericórdia (in Monsaraz), Castelo de Belver (in Belver) and Praia do Alamal (in Gaviao).

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Drive from Evora to Elvas in an hour. The time zone difference when traveling from Evora to Elvas is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grandola.

Things to do in Elvas

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Grandola

— 5 nights
Grândola is a town and municipality in Setúbal District in Portugal. Get in touch with nature at Comporta Beach and Praia da Aberta Nova. Venture out of the city with trips to Santiago do Cacem (Badoca Safari Park, Pelourinho de Santiago do Cacem, &more), Cais Palafitico do Porto da Carrasqueira (in Alcacer do Sal) and Museu Municipal de Aljustrel MuMA (in Aljustrel). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Pego Beach, tee off at Troia Golf Course, don't miss a visit to Capela de Nossa Senhora de Troia, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of Alcacer do Sal.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grandola journey planner.

Drive from Elvas to Grandola in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Elvas to Grandola due to the time zone difference. October in Grandola sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Things to do in Grandola

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Milfontes

— 7 nights
Vila Nova de Milfontes is a civil parish in the municipality of Odemira of the Portuguese Alentejo region. Take a break from the city and head to Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha. Explore Vila Nova de Milfontes' surroundings by going to Armacao de Pera Beach (in Silves), Carvoeiro (Carvalho Beach & Algar Seco) and Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia, walk around Ria Formosa, head outdoors with Sunride Rent-a-moto, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilha do Pessegueiro.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Vila Nova de Milfontes road trip tool.

You can drive from Grandola to Vila Nova de Milfontes in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Sesimbra.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Milfontes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sesimbra

— 8 nights
Sesimbra is a municipality of Portugal, in the Setúbal District, lying at the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida, a mountain range between Setúbal and Sesimbra. Get in touch with nature at Parque Natural da Arrabida and Praia da California. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sesimbra: Troia Beach (in Troia), Castelo de Palmela (in Palmela) and Setubal (Mercado do Livramento, Praia de Albarquel, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Espichel, kick back and relax at Lagoa de Albufeira Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Galapinhos, and learn about winemaking at Quinta de Bacalhoa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sesimbra day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Sesimbra takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Sesimbra can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Sesimbra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Alentejo travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
The fertile plains extending from the lush banks of the Tagus River set the pace of life in Alentejo, a largely agricultural region in the south-central part of Portugal. Underrated as a holiday destination, the region remains unspoiled by mass tourism a...