10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + subway + train:  10​h
1
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Sacred Art of the Cathedral of Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, explore the ancient world of Cromeleque dos Almendres, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Evora trip builder website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Evora is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Evora is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in September since evenings lows in Evora dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Visit Praia Gale and Praia do Camilo for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Falesia Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's much more to do: stroll through Praia dos Olhos de Água, shop like a local with Corte-Real Gallery, and kick back and relax at Algarve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Albufeira online holiday planner .

Getting from Evora to Albufeira by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Cape Saint Vincent, Algarve, Praia da Marinha
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Batalha Monastery and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Cabo da Roca. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Farol do cabo da Roca & Quinta da Regaleira). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take a stroll through Alfama, appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Avenida da Liberdade.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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