13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Recife
Fly:  13​h
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Recife

2
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Get some cultural insight at Palacio da Bolsa and Igreja de Santo Ildefonso. Dedicate the 12th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, get to know the fascinating history of Rua das Flores, and appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Porto journey builder tool .

Recife, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Recife in September; daily highs in Porto reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, then make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent, and finally contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sagres. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Careanos Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lagos online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Porto to Lagos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Porto in September since evenings lows in Lagos dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Sagres
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Fortaleza de Sagres ©
Fortaleza de Sagres

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Do some cultural sightseeing at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Walls of Evora. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Almendres Cromlech, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Evora, see the interesting displays at Museu de Evora, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora road trip tool .

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. While traveling from Lagos, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

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

4
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 Park and National Palace of Pena and Castelo dos Mouros. Popular historic sites such as Jeronimos Monastery and Castelo de S. Jorge are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, wander the streets of Bairro Alto, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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