8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Tavira
— 2 nights
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Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Tavira

— 2 nights
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Old Town Faro and then kick back and relax at Praia de Monte Gordo. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cabanas de Tavira Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril, and then step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tavira holiday maker website.

Warsaw, Poland to Tavira is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Tavira due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in August; daily highs in Tavira reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lagos

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia do Beliche and Praia da Luz. Relax by the water at Meia Praia and Praia do Camilo. Venture out of the city with trips to Olhos de Agua (Praia da Falesia & Praia dos Olhos de Água), Speed Boats Tours (in Albufeira) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana and take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Lagos trip planner.

Getting from Tavira to Lagos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Lagos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, and then don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Evora day trip website.

Getting from Lagos to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in August, expect nights in Evora to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.