16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  10 h
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Fatima
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h
3
Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Aveiro
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Peso Da Regua
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Porto
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Lisbon
— 1 day
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Igreja de Sao Roque. Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Costa de Caparica. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Madalena, make a trip to Belém Tower, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 3 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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hours
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fatima tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Lisbon to Fatima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Fatima hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Coimbra.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites
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Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes
Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade

1
night
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 21st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Coimbra vacation maker app.

Getting from Fatima to Coimbra by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Coimbra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Aveiro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

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hours
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 22nd (Wed), examine the collection at Oficina do Doce and then take an in-depth tour of Museu de Aveiro.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Aveiro road trip site.

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Peso Da Regua.

Things to do in Aveiro

Museums
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Museu de Aveiro ©
Museu de Aveiro

3
nights
Peso Da Regua

Peso Da Regua ©
Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real. Quinta Santa Eufemia and Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at The Douro Valley and Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Quinta do Beijo, see the interesting displays at Museu do Douro, snap pictures at Ponte Pedonal Metalica de Peso da Regua, and contemplate the long history of Casa de Mateus.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Peso Da Regua trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Aveiro to Peso Da Regua in 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Porto.

Things to do in Peso Da Regua

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lamego, Pinhao, Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman, Casa de Mateus, Quinta do Beijo
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Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta Santa Eufemia ©
Quinta Santa Eufemia
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Praia do Homem do Leme and Praia do Carneiro. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Luz and Douro River. There's still lots to do: walk around Museu Serralves, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Rua Santa Catarina, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado do Bolhao.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porto online day trip planner.

Drive from Peso Da Regua to Porto in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

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night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), see the interesting displays at Museu de Evora, and then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), explore the world behind art at Museum of Sacred Art of the Cathedral of Evora, then see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora trip planner.

Drive from Porto to Evora in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in July, expect nights in Evora to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)

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Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, then kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, and finally see the interesting displays at Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Albufeira trip planner.

You can drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Evora in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Albufeira: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lagos
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados

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day
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
On the 1st (Sat), take a stroll through Bairro Alto, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, then explore the world behind art at Museu Colecao Berardo, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museu de Marinha.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albufeira in August since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Neighborhoods
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Museu Colecao Berardo ©
Museu Colecao Berardo
Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto
National Museum of Ancient Art ©
National Museum of Ancient Art

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