17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  14​h
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Porto
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sintra
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Porto Alegre

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Batalha Monastery and Praia da Aberta Nova. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Tile Museum and Belém Tower. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Cabo Espichel (in Sesimbra), Praia de Melides (in Grandola) and Praia do Carvalhal (in Carvalhal). Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip maker site .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Porto Alegre in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Batalha, Grandola, Cabo Espichel, Praia do Carvalhal, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, indulge your taste buds at Monte da Ravasqueira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Adega Ervideira, make a trip to Centro Historico de Evora, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then delve into the distant past at Almendres Cromlech, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Evora day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Arraiolos, Adega Ervideira
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia Dona Ana and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Saint Vincent and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia do Beliche (in Sagres), Cerro da Vila (in Vilamoura) and Albufeira (Praia da Coelha & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lagos online holiday planner .

Drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from Evora, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sagres, Albufeira, Cerro da Vila
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Celanus-Empresa de Turismo, SA and Reserva Natural Estuario do Douro. Explore hidden gems such as Bom Jesus do Monte and Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Venture out of the city with trips to Museu Monografico de Conimbriga (in Condeixa-a-Nova), Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) (in Coimbra) and Praia da Costa Nova (in Ilhavo). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lagos to Porto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in September, expect Porto to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Cabril Eco Rural, Bom Jesus do Monte, Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), Se Catedral de Viseu
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Museu Monografico de Conimbriga ©
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sintra tour site .

Traveling by car from Porto to Sintra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in September: highs in Sintra hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Convento dos Capuchos
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Convento dos Capuchos ©
Convento dos Capuchos

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