8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Portimao
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Budapest

3
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha. Take a break from the city and head to Falesia Beach and Ponta Da Piedale. Explore Portimao's surroundings by going to Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera), Algarve (in Silves) and Praia do Amado (in Aljezur). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Telheiro Beach and head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portimao online road trip planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Portimao is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in September, with highs in Portimao at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Pescadores Beach, Praia da Marinha, Telheiro Beach, Falesia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 1st (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Evora trip planner .

Getting from Portimao to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Portimao, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, and take a stroll through Bairro Alto.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon holiday maker .

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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