19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), wander the streets of Alfama, and steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lisbon. In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
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, wineries, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), do a tasting at Casa Relvas, and make a trip to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Evora, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

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

3
nights
Lagos

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa), Algar de Benagil (in Benagil) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Ponta Da Piedale, see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, and enjoy some diversion at Algarve Racing.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lagos online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lagos, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Portimao, Lagoa, Cape Saint Vincent, Off-Road Tours
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Distillery Tours

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.
Go for a jaunt from Faro to Tavira to see Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Precious Time, enjoy some diversion at Algarve Tennis and Fitness Club, sample the tasty concoctions at Algarve Rock Brewery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Faro online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Faro are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Faro

Fun & Games Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Almancil, Ria Formosa, Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo
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Algarve Tennis and Fitness Club ©
Algarve Tennis and Fitness Club
Algarve Rock Brewery ©
Algarve Rock Brewery
Walking tours

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 historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto route planner .

Fly from Faro to Porto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Faro in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Porto, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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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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