12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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1
Faro
— 3 nights
2
Lagos
— 2 nights
3
Evora
— 2 nights
4
Porto
— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Igreja do Carmo and Faro Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de Castro Marim and Muralhas de Faro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faro: Ilha de Armona (in Olhao), Fortaleza de Cacela (in Vila Nova de Cacela) and Tavira Island (in Tavira). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Centro Ciencia Viva do Algarve, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro, steep yourself in history at Arc of Repouso, and don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Faro online road trip planner.

Bordeaux, France to Faro is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bordeaux to Faro. Traveling from Bordeaux in August, Faro is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ilha de Armona, Fortaleza de Cacela, Castelo de Castro Marim, Tavira Island
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Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral
Castelo de Castro Marim ©
Castelo de Castro Marim

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sat), race across the water with a speed boat tour, thenexamine the collection at Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu de Portimao. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony, head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, thenexplore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, thendon't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and finally get outside with Praia do Pinhao.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lagos are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portimao, Church of St. Anthony
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Speed Boats Tours
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade
Museu de Portimao ©
Museu de Portimao

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, do a tasting at Ervideira, thenexplore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, and finally examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): browse the collection at Biblioteca Publica de Evora, pause for some serene contemplation at Loios Convent, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), thenexplore the ancient world of Termas Romanas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Evora visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lagos in August: highs in Evora hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Ervideira, Aldeia da Terra
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Igreja de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja de Sao Francisco
Ervideira ©
Ervideira
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
Porto

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.
Get some cultural insight at Capela das Almas and Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara). Museum-lovers will appreciate FC Porto Museum and MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, learn about winemaking at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porto online trip builder.

You can drive from Evora to Porto in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. When traveling from Evora in August, plan for slightly colder days in Porto, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara) ©
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Igreja dos Carmelitas ©
Igreja dos Carmelitas

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