16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  18​h
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
2
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Santiago

3
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, browse the collection at Livraria Lello, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porto road trip planning app .

Santiago, Chile to Porto is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Santiago to Porto due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sagres (Cape Saint Vincent & Pura Vida), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Ponta Da Piedale, head outdoors with Jardim do Coreto, explore the landscape on two wheels at AlgarveXplorers, and steep yourself in history at Forte de Almádena.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lagos sightseeing planner.

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. In March, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Portimao, Tavira, Sagres, Ria Formosa, Forte de Almádena
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, wineries, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora), and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Evora online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Evora, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Walking tours

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Alfama ©
Alfama

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