10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza
Fly:  11​h
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Evora
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Fortaleza

2
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museum of National Republican Guard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Museu do Bonsai, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

Fortaleza, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fortaleza to Lisbon is 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fortaleza in October, with highs in Lisbon at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Visiting Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos and Ponta Da Piedale will get you outdoors. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Algar de Benagil (in Benagil) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Portimao). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Carriagem, tour the pleasant surroundings at Algarve, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Albufeira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Lagoa, Algarve, Praia da Carriagem, Praia do Amado
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Kayaking & Canoeing
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Evora Public Garden. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora trip planner .

Drive from Albufeira to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Albufeira in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Evora, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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