19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Faro
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Lisbon

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Lisbon. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora, delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and learn about winemaking at Casa Relvas.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Casa Relvas, Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Praia da Rocha (Casa do "Vo" Serafim & Praia Da Rocha) and Algar de Benagil (in Benagil). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Gil Eanes, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and have fun at Algarve Racing.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lagos visit planner.

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Lagos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Portimao, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Cape Saint Vincent, Off-Road Tours, Algar de Benagil
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Distillery Tours
Off-Road Tours
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

3
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo in Tavira (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Ria Formosa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, have fun at Algarve Tennis and Fitness Club, and get great views at Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Faro vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Faro sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Faro

Tours Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Almancil, Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, Ria Formosa
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Precious Time ©
Precious Time
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa
Algarve Tennis and Fitness Club ©
Algarve Tennis and Fitness Club

4
nights
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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, shop like a local with Livraria Lello, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

You can fly from Faro to Porto in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Faro in December since evenings lows in Porto dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Wineries Museums
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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