13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Faro
— 1 night
2
Lagos
— 2 nights
3
Evora
— 1 night
4
Coimbra
— 1 night
5
Amarante
— 2 nights
6
Porto
— 1 night
7
Lisbon
— 4 nights

1
night
Faro

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then make a trip to Palacio de Estoi, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Faro online trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Faro is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Faro at 64°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

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 27th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre, learn about winemaking at Monte da Casteleja, head outdoors with Praia do Pinhao, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Canavial, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Gil Eanes.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos trip planning app.

You can drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Praia do Pinhao ©
Praia do Pinhao
Room Escape Games
Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre ©
Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora), don't miss a visit to Celeiro Comum de Evoramonte, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Mamede, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento dos Loios, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, and finally make a trip to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora). On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Convent of the Savior of the World (Evora), delve into the distant past at Termas Romanas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Calvario (Montemor-o-Novo).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Evora trip planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Evora when traveling from Lagos in March, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Celeiro Comum de Evoramonte, Convento dos Loios, Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, Igreja do Calvario (Montemor-o-Novo)
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Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora) ©
Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora)
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora) ©
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora)
Igreja de Sao Mamede ©
Igreja de Sao Mamede

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night
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the views from Ponte Santa Clara.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra tour website.

You can drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in March, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amarante.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Sala dos Capelos ©
Sala dos Capelos
Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais ©
Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais
Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia ©
Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia

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nights
Amarante

Amarante ©
On the 31st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Piedade e Santos Passos ( Igreja do Sameiro ), browse the collection at Biblioteca Municipal Albano Sardoeira, then play a few rounds at Amarante Golf Course, then stroll through Ecopista da Linha do Tamega, and finally examine the collection at Amadeo De Souza Cardoso Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Amarante trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Amarante takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Amarante

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Piedade e Santos Passos ( Igreja do Sameiro )
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Amarante Golf Course ©
Amarante Golf Course
Amadeo De Souza Cardoso Museum ©
Amadeo De Souza Cardoso Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Praca dos Leoes and then take in the waterfront at Jardim da Foz.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip planning app.

You can drive from Amarante to Porto in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.
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4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque de Monserrate and Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina). Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Palacio Nacional de Mafra (in Mafra), Sintra (Sintra Railway Station & Off-Road Tours) and Cabo Espichel (in Sesimbra). There's still lots to do: stroll around Marechal Carmona Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, meet the residents at Aquario Vasco da Gama, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Sintra, Cascais, Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Cabo Espichel
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Aquario Vasco da Gama ©
Aquario Vasco da Gama
Parque de Monserrate ©
Parque de Monserrate
Marechal Carmona Park ©
Marechal Carmona Park

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