18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Albufeira
— 2 nights
2
Evora
— 3 nights
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
4
Porto
— 3 nights
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town Faro and Cape Saint Vincent. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia da Marinha and Ponta da Piedade. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Praia Dona Ana (in Lagos). The adventure continues: stroll through Falesia Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Gale.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Albufeira trip maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Albufeira is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, expect Albufeira to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent, Old Town Faro
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) and Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Change things up with these side-trips from Evora: Museu Jorge Vieira/Casa Das Artes (in Beja), Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha de Atoleiros (in Fronteira) and Museu Municipal de Ferreira do Alentejo (in Ferreira do Alentejo). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora and step into the grandiose world of Porta do Raimundo.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Albufeira to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Albufeira in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Evora, with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Museu Jorge Vieira/Casa Das Artes, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha de Atoleiros, Museu Municipal de Ferreira do Alentejo
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Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Let the collections at National Coach Museum and Casa Duarte Pinto Coelho capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Castelo dos Mouros. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: art atelier ALEGRIA (in Cascais), Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Sintra National Palace (in Sintra). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Nazare.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip site.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Lisbon sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascais, Sintra, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, National Coach Museum
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Bom Jesus do Monte and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. O Navio Gil Eannes and Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponte Romana (in Ponte de Lima), University of Coimbra (in Coimbra) and Guimaraes (Centro Historico de Guimaraes & Paco dos Duques de Braganca). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia and learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Porto trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Porto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Coimbra, Viana do Castelo, Guimaraes, Bom Jesus do Monte
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
O Navio Gil Eannes ©
O Navio Gil Eannes

4
nights
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Blandy's Wine Lodge. Take a break from the city and head to Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Nuns, admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens, and stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Funchal trip planner.

Fly from Porto to Funchal in 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Porto in January, with highs in Funchal at 22°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Valley of the Nuns, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Swim with Dolphins
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools

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