11 days in Braganca District, Evora District & Portalegre District Itinerary

11 days in Braganca District, Evora District & Portalegre District Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Macedo de Cavaleiros
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Mora
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Elvas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Monsaraz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Lisbon

1
night
Macedo de Cavaleiros

Macedo de Cavaleiros ©
Macedo de Cavaleiros is a municipality in northeastern Portugal, in Bragança District. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): head outdoors with Albufeira Do Azibo. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Casa do Careto, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Braganza, then see the interesting displays at Museu Iberico da Mascara e do Traje, and finally get outside with Parque Biologico de Vinhais.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Macedo de Cavaleiros trip planner.

Lisbon to Macedo de Cavaleiros is an approximately 5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mora.

Things to do in Macedo de Cavaleiros

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Braganca, Parque Biologico de Vinhais
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Parque Biologico de Vinhais ©
Parque Biologico de Vinhais
Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Church of Santa Maria ©
Church of Santa Maria

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Mora

Mora ©
Mora is a municipality in Évora District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the engineering at Conjunto da Barragem do Maranhao, then meet the residents at Fluviario de Mora, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monte Selvagem, and finally head outdoors with Pista Internacional Desportiva de Pesca de Mora.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mora trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Macedo de Cavaleiros to Mora in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Elvas.

Things to do in Mora

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Conjunto da Barragem do Maranhao, Monte Selvagem
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Fluviario de Mora ©
Fluviario de Mora
Monte Selvagem ©
Monte Selvagem
Conjunto da Barragem do Maranhao ©
Conjunto da Barragem do Maranhao

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nights
Elvas

Elvas ©
Bring the kids along to Centro Ciencia Viva de Estremoz and Falcoaria Alter-Real. Venture out of the city with trips to Marvao (Aglomerado urbano Intra-muros, Castelo de Marvao, &more), Capela de Nossa Senhora da Penha (in Portalegre) and Paco Ducal (in Vila Vicosa).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Elvas vacation builder site.

Getting from Mora to Elvas by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Mora in July, you will find days in Elvas are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monsaraz.

Things to do in Elvas

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Marvao, Centro Ciencia Viva de Estremoz, Falcoaria Alter-Real, Capela de Nossa Senhora da Penha, Praia Fluvial da Ponte
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Coudelaria De Alter ©
Coudelaria De Alter
Centro Ciencia Viva de Estremoz ©
Centro Ciencia Viva de Estremoz
Castelo de Marvao ©
Castelo de Marvao

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nights
Monsaraz

Monsaraz ©
Monsaraz is a civil parish of the municipality of the Reguengos de Monsaraz, on the right margin of the Guadiana River in Portuguese Alentejo region, near its border with Spain. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Herdade do Esporao, kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial de Mourao, and then make a trip to Rocha dos Namorados (S. Pedro do Corval). On the next day, make a trip to Fonte do Telheiro, then make a trip to Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz, then explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial de Monsaraz.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monsaraz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Elvas to Monsaraz takes an hour. Traveling from Elvas to Monsaraz, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Monsaraz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Herdade do Esporao, Rocha dos Namorados (S. Pedro do Corval), Praia Fluvial de Mourao
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Herdade do Esporao ©
Herdade do Esporao
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz ©
Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz

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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: don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), and head outdoors with Evora Public Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Evora online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Monsaraz to Evora takes an hour. July in Evora sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Aldeia da Terra
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Evora Public Garden
Evora Public Garden
Aldeia da Terra ©
Aldeia da Terra