8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto
Drive:  4​h
1
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Sintra
— 1 night
drive:  6​h
4
Porto
— 2 nights
End: Porto

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You've added Museu de Evora, Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), Capela dos Ossos, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, head outdoors with Evora Public Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento dos Loios, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Mamede, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally see the interesting displays at Museu de Evora.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora trip planner.

Porto to Evora is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Convento dos Loios
Highlights from your plan
Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro ©
Museu de Evora ©
Museu de Evora
Igreja de Sao Mamede ©
Igreja de Sao Mamede

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.
You've added Antigo Mercado de Escravos, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Praia do Camilo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, stroll through Praia do Camilo, kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, then head outdoors with Praia do Pinhao, and finally get outside with Praia da Batata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Head underground at Algar de Benagil, and then contemplate the long history of Antigo Mercado de Escravos.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lagos holiday planner .

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in October, Lagos is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Sintra.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lagoa
Highlights from your plan
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade
Praia do Pinhao ©
Praia do Pinhao

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palacio Nacional de Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Palacio Nacional de Sintra, step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, and finally step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sintra attractions planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Sintra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porto.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

2
nights
Porto

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.
For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Sintra to Porto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for home.

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