9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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9 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Albufeira
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Convent of Christ (in Tomar). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon sightseeing tool .

London, UK to Lisbon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Lisbon reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Convent of Christ, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and then don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Evora holiday maker website .

Getting from Lisbon to Evora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Odeceixe Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falesia Beach and Praia da Luz. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Carvoeiro Boardwalk (in Carvoeiro) and Lagos (Ponta Da Piedale, Praia Dona Ana, & more). It doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent and tour the pleasant surroundings at Salema Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip site .

Traveling by car from Evora to Albufeira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Evora in November since evenings lows in Albufeira dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Odeceixe Beach
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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