11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Faro
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Plattsburgh

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do your shopping at Rua Augusta and art atelier ALEGRIA. Get some cultural insight at Cabo da Roca and Batalha Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Palacio Nacional de Sintra), Tomar (Convent of Christ & Castelo de Tomar) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, and contemplate the long history of Miradouro da Graca.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip builder site .

Plattsburgh, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Plattsburgh to Lisbon. When traveling from Plattsburgh in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 65°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Tomar, Batalha Monastery, art atelier ALEGRIA, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Rua Augusta ©
Rua Augusta
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, then make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, and finally delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Evora tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Evora are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, then take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana and then kick back and relax at Falesia Beach.

Before you visit Lagos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lagos, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Saint Vincent, Falesia Beach, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Praia Da Rocha
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

1
night
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
On the 12th (Tue), savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908), then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town Faro.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Faro road trip website .

Getting from Lagos to Faro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Faro

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908)
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Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro

2
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Vila Franca Museum, then take in the natural beauty of Caldeira das Furnas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Poca Da Dona Beija, and finally explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Faro to Ponta Delgada takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Faro to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Ponta Delgada are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Furnas, Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Vila Franca Museum
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas

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