16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Train
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Lagos
— 2 nights
Bus
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Evora
— 1 night
Train
4
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Train
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Let the collections at National Coach Museum and Museu Nacional do Azulejo capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina) and National Palace of Queluz. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Sintra National Palace). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, explore the galleries of Igreja de Sao Roque, and examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Lisbon. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:

2
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Lagos

Jewel of the Algarve

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 16th (Thu), kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos and then relax and rejuvenate at Swan Day Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Canavial, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and finally head outdoors with Praia da Batata.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lagos visit app.

Getting from Lisbon to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Lagos sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Evora online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in September, you will find days in Evora are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

2
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Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, then delve into the distant past at Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, and finally explore the ancient world of Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra journey maker app.

Getting from Evora to Coimbra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in September, you will find days in Coimbra are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

4
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Porto

Unvanquished City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Graham's Port Lodge and Taste Porto Food Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guimaraes Castle and Sameiro Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Se de Braga (in Braga) and Paco dos Duques de Braganca (in Guimaraes). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, stroll through Oporto Buggy Adventure, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Porto, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.