16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Porto
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Braga
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Porto
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Aveiro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Obidos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Fatima
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sintra
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
8
Lisbon
— 2 nights
9
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Evora
— 1 night
11
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Porto
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
End: Belo Horizonte

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto and then kick back and relax at Matosinhos Beach.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Porto is 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Belo Horizonte in October; daily highs in Porto reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Matosinhos Beach
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Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Conceicao and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Braga tour site .

Getting from Porto to Braga by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Braga sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Igreja da Conceicao ©
Igreja da Conceicao

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Porto

Porto ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos, Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara) and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de São Gonçalo, kick back and relax at Praia Estrela Do Mar, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Braga to Porto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Igreja de São Gonçalo, Praia Estrela Do Mar
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Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

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Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aveiro online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Porto to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Aveiro

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega, Alianca Underground Museum
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Alianca Underground Museum ©
Alianca Underground Museum
Parque Infante D. Pedro ©
Parque Infante D. Pedro

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Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Aqueduto da Usseira, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, then make a trip to Obidos Village, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Obidos trip builder .

Traveling by car from Aveiro to Obidos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October in Obidos, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Fatima.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites
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Igreja de Santa Maria ©
Igreja de Santa Maria
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

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Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

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Drive from Obidos to Fatima in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batalha Monastery
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos ©

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Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Cabo da Roca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra, explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, then examine the collection at Museu Condes de Castro, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sintra visit planner.

You can drive from Fatima to Sintra in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museu Condes de Castro, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Museu Condes de Castro ©
Museu Condes de Castro

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Food Tours as well as Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, take a stroll through Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ), then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally steep yourself in history at Miradouro da Graca. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Igreja de Sao Roque, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Sintra. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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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 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, tee off at Espiche Golf, and then kick back and relax at Odeceixe Beach. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, enjoy the sand and surf at Tres Castelos Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lagos attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October in Lagos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Odeceixe Beach
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and finally delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally learn about winemaking at Monte da Ravasqueira.

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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. Expect slightly colder evenings in Evora when traveling from Lagos in October, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Monte da Ravasqueira
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coimbra online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lousa, Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro, Ecopista do Dao
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Ecopista do Dao ©
Ecopista do Dao
Castle of Lousa ©
Castle of Lousa

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Porto

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, kick back and relax at Matosinhos Beach, and then examine the collection at FC Porto Museum.

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Traveling by train from Coimbra to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You will leave for home on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Matosinhos Beach
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River Rafting & Tubing
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum

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