8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto
Drive:  1​h
1
Ponte de Lima
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Obidos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Santiago do Cacem
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Porto Covo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Vila Nova de Cacela
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Porto

1
day
Ponte de Lima

Ponte de Lima ©
Ponte de Lima, is the oldest vila in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the views from Ponte de Lima, take in the views from Ponte Romana, then make a trip to Largo de Camoes, and finally don't miss a visit to Fortaleza de Valenca.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Ponte de Lima trip app .

Porto to Ponte de Lima is an approximately 1-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Ponte de Lima can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Obidos.
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Ponte Romana ©
Ponte Romana
Fortaleza de Valenca ©
Fortaleza de Valenca
Ponte de Lima ©
Ponte de Lima

2
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then make a trip to Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, and finally don't miss a visit to Obidos Village. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, then make a trip to Batalha Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Obidos trip planner .

Getting from Ponte de Lima to Obidos by car takes about 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ponte de Lima to Obidos due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Batalha, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Praia da Nazare
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Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, make a trip to Praca do Giraldo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and finally stop by Tou c'os Azeites. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museu de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Evora travel route planner.

Getting from Obidos to Evora by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Obidos, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santiago do Cacem.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

1
night
Santiago do Cacem

Santiago do Cacem ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia de Melides, don't miss a visit to Moinho de Vento da Quintinha, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rota Vicentina.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santiago do Cacem road trip planner.

Drive from Evora to Santiago do Cacem in 2 hours. September in Santiago do Cacem sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto Covo.

Things to do in Santiago do Cacem

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Praia de Melides
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Rota Vicentina ©
Rota Vicentina
Praia de Melides ©
Praia de Melides

1
night
Porto Covo

Porto Covo ©
On the 8th (Sun), kick back and relax at Praia da Samoqueira and then kick back and relax at Praia Grande.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porto Covo day trip planning app .

Porto Covo is very close to Santiago do Cacem. September in Porto Covo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vila Nova de Cacela.

Things to do in Porto Covo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia Grande ©
Praia Grande

1
night
Vila Nova de Cacela

Vila Nova de Cacela ©
On the 9th (Mon), tee off at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, then kick back and relax at Praia da Alagoa, and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Cacela.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vila Nova de Cacela journey planner .

You can drive from Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Cacela in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Porto Covo in September, expect nights in Vila Nova de Cacela to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Cacela

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Praia da Alagoa
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Praia da Alagoa ©
Praia da Alagoa
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club ©
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club
Fortaleza de Cacela ©
Fortaleza de Cacela

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